Warts are among the most common skin conditions we can develop. While harmless, warts are contagious and can persist if they are left untreated. If you have one or more warts that have not gone away on their own, you could benefit from our professional wart removal services at Dermatology and Skin Care Associates in West Chester, Ohio. Contact us today to schedule your treatment session!
What Are Warts?
Warts are growths on the skin that are caused by a strain of human papillomavirus (HPV). Everyone comes into contact with this virus at some point, but it can take months for any warts to actually form. When they do form, they appear quickly and can sometimes be difficult to remove with over-the-counter remedies. Warts can show up almost anywhere on the body, but they commonly form on areas like the hands and feet.
How Are Warts Removed?
Many people, especially those who are experiencing warts for the first time, prefer professional wart removal services to ensure they get rid of them completely. In fact, most dermatologists will recommend undergoing a professional treatment instead of a home remedy. This is because at-home treatments have varying success rates and do not usually prevent the warts from spreading to other areas. Different treatment methods also tend to work better for different kinds of warts and skin types, so visiting our dermatologist will ensure that you are receiving the most effective treatment for your specific needs.
Warts can be removed in many different ways. One of the most common treatment methods is cryotherapy, a simple procedure in which the wart is frozen with liquid nitrogen. Once treated, the wart typically falls off within a week. You may need more than one treatment session to have the wart removed completely. Our dermatologist may also discuss different treatment options with you during your first appointment.
Why Should I Consider Professional Wart Removal?
If left untreated, warts can take as long as years to go away on their own. Professional treatments also tend to keep the warts from spreading more effectively than at-home remedies, meaning you’ll be less likely to see them pop up in other areas afterward.
Contact Us Today
To make sure you treat your unwanted wart as effectively as possible, consider the professional wart removal services provided at Dermatology and Skin Care Associates. We serve the Cincinnati area with a wide array of skincare services tailored directly to your needs. Contact our office in West Chester, Ohio to book your first appointment!