What is Laser Wart Removal?
Laser wart removal is the process of burning and destroying wart tissue through the use of an intense light beam. This procedure is readily available at medical clinics and is a fairly quick process. There are different types of laser removal for warts some being Cureta Nd: YAG and CO2 laser. CO2 laser has been used for many years and is a reliable wart removal technique.
Cureta Nd: YAG is capable of removing more than two-thirds of warts caused by HPV. The Nd: YAG laser can be used on areas such as the face, hands and feet and due to its technology reduces the risk of scarring.
What is a Wart?
Our skin has many layers, one being the epidermis layer. A wart is an infectious skin growth within this layer which is due to one of the many human papillomaviruses (HPV). The way we contract a wart is through broken skin. The virus will make its way through the broken skin and trigger the multiplication of cells on the skins. This then causes a wart.
Types Of Warts
Many types of warts can be contracted. These include:
• Filiform Warts
• Flat warts
• Genital warts
• Mosaic warts
• Periungual warts
• Plantar Warts
Is Laser Wart Removal Painful?
Laser wart removal isn’t extremely painful; however, a slight burning and stinging sensation can be felt during its process. The laser beam will bypass the epidermis and will concentrate on small blood vessels that are the feeding source for the wart.
Who Should Get Laser Removal?
At times it is necessary to have a wart removed by a professional. You should have a wart removed if:
• You have tried several different treatments and none have been successful
• You have had it for a substantial amount of time
• It is causing you a lot of pain
• They are spreading and getting larger