While warts are generally seen as harmless as far as health goes, they can lead to low self-esteem. This is why it is important to have warts removed. Wart removal isn’t a difficult process, either. Don’t settle for over-the-counter products. They work sometimes; however, warts that are removed with these products often return a few months later. The best way to have warts removed is by contacting a professional.
What Causes Warts?
Warts are actually caused by a virus – the human papillomavirus. Areas of the skin that are broken are more likely to contract warts than skin that is not. The fingers are such common places to obtain warts because the skin on the fingers is easily broken. Hangnails and other common finger problems create a scenario where warts can easily thrive.
Warts are also contagious, meaning you can contract warts from contact with warts on other people’s bodies. Warts can even be spread from one part of the body to another by contact with one’s self. This is one of the reasons why professional wart removal is so important. Once you have them, they will spread to other parts of the body.
Types of Warts
Warts come in multiple varieties despite being caused by the same virus.
This is the type most commonly found on the fingers and feet. They are small, flesh-colored bumps with small, black dots in them.
These warts may resemble the bumps on a cauliflower and appear around the genitals, anus, and pubic area.
This type of wart is often seen in children and teens; it isn’t as common in adults. They are called flat warts because they aren’t as bumpy as other varieties. They often appear on the face and legs.
Treatment for Warts
Some types of warts will disappear on their own; however, if they do not, you should seek professional wart removal at our office There are a variety of different ways to get rid of your warts, but we utilize the flashlamp pulsed dye laser treatment due to the amazing results it can provide. You should consider this option if warts keep returning when they are removed by over-the-counter products.
Contact Us Today
If warts are particularly troublesome for you, then you should learn more about laser wart removal at Lively Wellness and Aesthetics in Odessa. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and get started!