Laser Warts Treatments
Laser Warts Treatments
Warts are horrible things and are very stubborn to get rid of. Fear not….help is at hand! Laser will eradicate them in just one sitting*.
Laser treatment kills the wart down to it’s roots. No special preparation is needed and there are no side effects. It feels hot at the time, but that doesn’t last long. Quick and easy! Suitable for plantar wart treatments and also for warts on hands or elbows. Also inexpensive – $125 with $37 back from medicare. Call us on 9286 9900 and say goodbye to your warts!
What causes warts?
Almost everyone has had a wart at some point in their lives, and about 10% of the population has them at any given time. There are more than 100 different subtypes of the human papilloma virus (HPV) responsible for warts, and the virus is more prevalent among children and adolescents. The common wart (verruca vulgaris) is generally harmless and in most cases will eventually disappear by itself within six months to two years.
Since warts can be unsightly and embarrassing, a variety of treatment options are commonly used to remove them, including topical treatment with various creams from the chemist, or freezing them with liquid nitrogen. The problem is, these treatments often take a long time or require multiple treatments. The good news is that warts that are treated with laser are permanently removed after a single treatment.
One of the more troublesome and difficult-to-treat types of wart is the plantar wart (verruca), usually found on the soles of the feet. It tends to manifest on pressure points as a hard and often painful lump with small black specks in the centre. Plantar wart treatment is advised as early as possible since with time they become more difficult to remove and can present a growing threat to mobility.
Guided by the light – laser wart removal.
Laser treatment of warts is very effective, particularly for plantar warts and other large or difficult-to-treat warts that have not responded to other methods. Nd:YAG (1,064nm) lasers have long been used for treating warts since they effectively target the dilated blood vessels at the base of the wart while simultaneously disinfecting the surrounding tissue.
*For very large warts, occasionally 2 sessions are needed.