Warts

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Our Warts Treatment

What are Warts?

Warts are a type of skin infection and skin overgrowth caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The infection causes rough, skin-colored bumps to form on the skin. This virus and warts themselves are contagious. You can get warts from touching someone who has the disease. Warts most commonly appear on the hands, feet, face, and genitals.

What Causes Warts?

Warts are caused when the human papillomavirus, or HPV, enters the skin through a cut or break in the skin and causes an infection. Anyone can get warts, with the elderly especially susceptible for the virus due to more fragile, tear-prone skin. Warts can spread from direct contact with a wart, or indirect contact like touching a doorknob or floor contaminated with the virus.

How are warts treated?

Due to the potential of spreading this virus to both individuals and other parts of the body, dermatologists recommend the treatment of warts. Some options for treatment include: 

  • Over-the-counter wart removal medications
  • Cryotherapy, also known as freezing
  • Laser Treatment
  • Excision
  • Curettage

Placer Dermatology specializes in the treatment and removal of warts and has a multitude of solutions to create an effective, individualized plan for you.