Our Wart Treatments
What Are Warts?
Warts are a type of viral skin infection and skin overgrowth caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The disease 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. Dr. Artur Henke and the team at Placer Dermatology & Skin Care Center are expert providers of wart treatments in Roseville.
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.
What to Expect During Wart Removal
First, a local anesthetic may be topically applied or injected. Depending on the method used, some slight discomfort may occur. Once the wart is removed, a protective dressing will be put over the treatment area.
What to Expect After Wart Removal
Healing will take approximately 10 days to a couple of weeks. The treatment area needs to be regularly disinfected, and any dressings must be replaced. Sloughed-off skin layers and blister fluid can still contain live wart-causing viral bacteria.
For treatment areas that are weight-bearing or compressed, it will be important not to wear anything tight. Make sure to give weight-bearing areas such as the bottom of the feet a regular break.
Diligently following all instructions after treatment is essential in preventing warts from reappearing or spreading. More than one treatment may be necessary for more extensive or deeply infected layers.
What Is the Cost of Wart Treatments?
The cost of wart removal depends on factors like the type of treatment needed. During your consultation, feel free to inquire about price information.
In some cases, fees associated with wart removal can be covered by health insurance plans. Our knowledgeable office staff is happy to assist with questions regarding insurance billing and accepted forms of payment.
Contact Us Today
Schedule a consultation for wart treatment in Roseville at Placer Dermatology. Our practice specializes in the treatment and removal of warts and has a multitude of solutions to create an effective, individualized plan for you.