Warts are small growths caused by a virus (Human Papilloma). Some frequently-seen types of wart which I can treat, include Common Warts, Plane Warts and Verrucas. In general, warts can be spread by touch.
Different types of warts tend to affect different parts of the body. Common Warts, for instance, often appear on the hands. The same is true of Plane Warts, although both kinds are sometimes seen on the back, chest or trunk.
Unfortunately, Seborrhoeic Keratosis frequently affects the face – though, it’s not unknown on other parts of the body.
- Seborrhoeic Keratosis is a less well-known type of wart which is the exception to the rule – it isn’t contagious. This type of wart is normally associated with ageing, although it can also be caused by genetics or too much exposure to the sun over a long period. Seborrhoeic Keratosis has a dry texture, is heavily pigmented and appears as though it has been ‘stuck on’ to the skin.
- Common Warts tend to stand out from the skin. I normally see patients who have them on their hands although it’s not usual to encounter them in other areas too. They are firm to the touch, tend to be itchy, and can easily spread from one person to another.
- Plane Warts are caused by a virus and are always contagious. They stay flat to the skin, but can still cause distress and embarrassment as they are particularly likely to occur in highly-visible areas such as the back of wrists and hands or even on the face. They feel rough to the touch and can appear on their own or as part of a cluster.
- Verrucas, or Plantar Warts can be particularly persistent – as many of us will remember from our childhood years.
It’s important that you should stop using any commercially available products to treat the warts 2 weeks before your treatment. This will prevent your skin from becoming over sensitive and reduce the risk of a reaction.
The treatment can be a little uncomfortable but not painful. The treated area will feel warm during this process and for a short time afterwards.
You might need to return for some follow-up treatment. No more than two appointments are usually needed, normally around 4 weeks apart.
As usual with Thermolysis Wart Removal Treatment, you’ll experience a warm feeling immediately after the process has taken place. In the days that follow, you’ll notice scabs beginning to form – simply leave these to heal over a period of around 2 weeks.
Aftercare will be discussed during the consultation and after each treatment.
Disclaimer: Before each treatment a medical questionnaire and consent form will need to be completed. I cannot guarantee the results of treatments. These will differ on an individual basis, with likely effectiveness to be discussed during initial consultation. Permanence of results is not guaranteed.
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