What is Wart Removal?
Warts are benign growths on the skin of patients caused by a viral infection. Often warts disappear over time. Warts are removed by surgical and nonsurgical procedures.
How is Wart Removal performed?
Wart removal is performed by applying medications like salicylic acid or cantharidin onto the wart. Cryosurgery, by freezing the wart using liquid nitrogen, is also used. Other methods used include burning the wart, cutting the wart or using laser assisted procedures to remove warts.
Is Wart Removal painful?
Wart removal treatment is performed using a numbing cream or anaesthetic. Patients will not feel any pain during treatments.
How long does recovery after Wart Removal take?
It takes two to ten days to completely recover from wart removal. This depends on the method used for wart removal and each individual patient.
What after care is required after Wart Removal?
Patients should keep the wound left by wart removal covered with a bandage. Patients should take or put all prescribed oral or topical medications correctly. Patients should not touch or scratch the wound. They should not apply any cream to the wound. Patients should place ice packs on the wound after laser assisted wart removal for at least two days.
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