A Safe Way Of Removing Warts
Warts are tumors of the skin, usually benign, that manifest as a superficial thickening of the skin with a rounded shape. They often have a rough surface and a different color from the surrounding healthy skin.
What Causes Warts?
They are caused by an infection of the skin of viruses belonging to the papilloma virus family (Human Papillomavirus HPV). They have marked tropism in the skin and mucosal epithelium. Infection is very common and its transmission depends on several factors, such as the location of the lesion, the amount of virus present, the type and nature of the contact and the immune status of the exposed individuals.
The contagion occurs by direct contact of existing warts on healthy skin or recently dispersed viruses that are still active under certain favorable conditions of temperature and humidity. For this reason, it is more common to appear in patients in immunodeficiency states, during pregnancy or through intimate interpersonal contact.
In general, palmar and plantar warts do not usually have a high rate of infection, however genital warts are highly contagious. Warts can spread to other areas of the patient’s body by simple direct contact.
Removal And Treatment Of Warts
Warts should be treated not only for the aesthetic problem posed, but also because they can cause great discomfort, such as palmar and plantar warts that grow on the skin and generate pressure when walking or holding objects, which causes the patient to develop a harmful support . Methods for the locomotor system. Some types of HPV may have a carcinogenic potential and, therefore, it is important to diagnose the type of wart and treat it effectively.
The treatment of warts can be addressed through different techniques and procedures. Those based on drugs sold in the pharmacy can be applied for weeks and eliminate them, however, should not be applied in the genital region or on the face. If the dermatologist deems it necessary, the excise method can be used to remove the warts using various tools, such as cryotherapy, electrocoagulation or direct resection with a scalpel, among others.
For the elimination of the wart, Vive Medical Spa selects the fractional CO2 laser as a tool of first choice, a device that emits a high energy laser light that produces the coagulation of the blood vessels and the necrosis of the wart, without damaging the surrounding tissue and optimizing the recovery of the treated area, while reducing the risk of bleeding and infection.
Post-Op Care After Treatment
Warts usually have a black or crusty appearance after 24 hours after treatment. You may apply ointment of choice and non-stick dressing for comfort. Treated tissue usually sloughs within 1-4 weeks. Cold gel packs or cool compresses may be applied post-treatment on hot spots.