Don't be Ashamed by Warts
Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions that often occur on the feet or hands but also occur on other parts of the body such as knees, elbows, face and so forth. They are often misdiagnosed as calluses. Children, especially teenagers, tend to be more susceptible to warts than adults; often this is due to a less-developed immune system. Warts can be solitary, or clustered together (mosaic warts). Their texture is spongy and many times have tiny black spots imbedded in the tissue. These spots are blood capillaries and wherever a capillary is, a nerve may be close by. This is why warts are often painful and bleed easily - they have many blood vessels and nerve endings imbedded in them. Treatment of warts varies on their symptoms, size, and number. The virus that causes warts generally invades the skin through small or invisible cuts and abrasions. The plantar wart is often contracted by walking barefoot on surfaces where the virus is present. The virus occurs in warm moist environments such as swimming pools and showers.
If left untreated, warts can grow and spread into clusters of several warts. Like other infectious lesions, warts can be spread by touching, scratching, or even by contact with skin shed from another wart. Warts can sometimes spontaneously resolve only to recur in the same location.
At Health Plus we maintain state-of-the-art YAG 1064 nm lasers that effectively and efficiently treat warts caused by viral infections. Generally we are able to completely remove your unsightly warts in only 1 or 2 treatments. Results are dependent upon the size, number and depth of the wart but laser treatment provides minimal discomfort and no downtime. Generally laser treatment leaves no scaring or deformations, which is often not the case if using traditional wart removal procedures such as freezing or surgery.
The wart infected area is rich in blood supply due to the infection. The laser targets this area and raises the temperature to destroy the virus and treat the immediately surrounding skin. The area may blister, releasing the virus from the body, and allowing the body to heal.