Warts are unfortunately common local growths caused by an HPV, or human papillomavirus, infection. They are often found on the hands or feet and are unattractive, painful, bloody, and itchy. Here at Regeneris Boston, we believe nobody should wait for warts to go away on their own. You are warmly invited to learn about the most effective treatment options for wart removal.
Wart Removal Treatment Methods
There are several wart removal treatment options. Some are effective, while others are closer to old wive’s tales.
You have probably heard the old adage, “Duct tape fixes everything.” Unfortunately, this is not the case. People report that covering your warts with nonporous tape, such as duct tape or electrical tape, will help to treat your warts. The tape must remain in place constantly, allowing your infected skin only a few hours to breathe once weekly.
Published studies, however, prove that this wart removal treatment is no better than just waiting. Furthermore, this treatment method requires the frequent replacement of the tape. It is always best to seek professional wart removal services.
People often think that they can avoid going to the doctor by purchasing over-the-counter aerosol wart treatments. These sprays freeze the troublesome warts at negative 90 F, or negative 57 C.
However, dermatologists use highly-effective techniques in order to effectively remove the wart. Unlike over-the-counter wart treatment methods, professional treatment works quickly.
Visiting a Professional
There are multiple ways a dermatologist can safely and effectively remove your wart. Most commonly, it is done with liquid nitrogen. This treatment can be repeated if needed. This method is more effective for warts on the hand than warts on the soles of your feet. However, it all depends on the unique situation. Our team understands that wart removal is not one-size-fits-all, so we’ll be sure to create a personalized treatment plan for you when you visit our office.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
There is a lot you can do about your painful, itchy warts besides waiting for them to get better after a very long period of time. For more information regarding the most effective methods of wart removal, speak with the friendly professionals at Regeneris Boston during your initial consultation at our office in Westwood, North Attleboro, or Raynham. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started.