When you are young, it is common to get warts that pop up all over your body. They can come and go and are a cause for some embarrassment among children. Even older adults still get warts, and they are a bit harder to get rid of once you get them. Additionally, warts are caused by a virus, so having them removed does not mean they will not come back in the same spot or elsewhere on the body. If warts are a problem for you, then you will want to visit our dermatology practice for wart removal. You can try some over-the-counter medications, but our team has a lot more treatment options at their disposal. In fact, it might be helpful to look at some of the common approaches that can be used to get rid of your warts.
Before our team removes a wart, we will want to examine the growth on your skin. Usually, we can tell by visual inspection that you have a wart. If not, then we will need to take a biopsy and have it checked out to make sure that your skin growth is actually a wart and not something else.
A simple treatment option for wart removal involves the medical professional cutting the wart out of your skin. Excision is a fairly straightforward approach to getting rid of a wart. Though with excision, there may be a little discomfort involved.
One of the most common ways to remove warts is by freezing them off your skin. This treatment option can require more than a single application, but is usually reasonably effective at getting rid of warts.
Electrosurgery and Curettage
Basically, this approach involves electrically removing the wart. The curettage procedure involves the use of a special tool for scraping, and can be an effective method of wart removal.
When warts are difficult to remove, we may have to resort to more involved wart removal options. It all starts with a consultation at Atomic Dermatology in Pasco. Contact us today to book an appointment and learn more about your treatment options.