Plantar warts have the tendency of growing larger as time goes on and become more difficult to remove as you look for an adequate solution. Thankfully, we offer laser wart treatments that relieve you from the pain associated with this often-embarrassing condition.
Warts are generally caused by a small break in the skin surface exposed to a virus from the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. The virus may spread directly or indirectly from one person to another, and the process promotes the rapid growth of cells on the outer layer of skin, thus creating a wart. Plantar warts occur in a similar way, but they are specifically located on the bottom of our feet and toes where we apply the most pressure while walking and standing every day. They are usually skin-colored and tend to harden over time due to a lack of adequate plantar wart treatment. This condition may also become very painful if left untreated for an extended period of time.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS?
The number of required treatments depends on how long you have had it/them as well as the size of the wart(s). A series of treatments is usually need for optimal efficacy, ranging anywhere from 2-5 sessions.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Here at Skin Technologies, patient comfort is our primary concern. Topical anesthetic cream is applied 30 minutes prior to receiving laser wart treatments, as well as the use of ice packs to minimize discomfort immediately post treatment. Despite our best efforts, the sensation felt, if any, will be a warm/hot pinch.