Wart removal in Toronto is most often performed on so-called ‘common warts.’ These are warts which typically manifest on toes and fingers, and have a hard, rough, grainy texture.
Periungual warts are similar to common warts. However, infections usually see warts cluster in groups around fingers and toenails. Severe infections can also see warts manifest in clumps of cauliflower-like skin around nail beds. Without treatment, these can take a year or more to diminish naturally.
Filiform warts are the most common warts which occur in facial areas. Filiform warts can, therefore, make sufferers feel quite self-conscious.
Initially appearing as a small bump, Filiform warts commonly occur around the mouth and noise and resemble skin tags. However, Filiform warts can occur in any body location.
Plantar warts are one of the most painful common wart varieties. First appearing as a small hole in the skin, Plantar warts grow into tissue on the hands and soles of feet. This can make walking uncomfortable, especially when warts grow considerably in size.
Flat warts are visually ambiguous warts which can look similar to patches of rough or dry skin. Typically occurring on the face and soft tissue on arms and legs, flat warts are completely flat and often look as though the skin has been scraped or rubbed with an abrasive object.
Frequently Asked Questions
Typically, wart removal using laser therapy and electrocautery will involve treatment sessions which last approximately 30-minutes. However, when treating large Plantar warts or wart clusters, treatment may take longer.
Wart removal is usually permanent. However, it is important to remember that some large warts and wart clusters may require multiple treatments. Occasionally, warts may also reoccur in other locations after removal. However, this is not due to treatment failures. Instead, it is usually the case that a wart may have spread before treatment, and was not visually noticeable at the time.
Most wart removal treatments do not require an anesthetic. However, wart removal using Cryotherapy may see areas numbed first using a local anesthetic.
Minor cosmetic wart removal procedures are not required by law to be performed by a licensed medical doctor. However, at our skin care clinic in Toronto, we do employ specially trained dermatologists to carry out wart removals.
Most wart removal treatments will not require a prolonged recovery period. Wart removal is an outpatient procedure, after which wart sufferers can resume life as usual. Some warts like Plantar warts, though, may continue to impede personal comfort until treatment takes full effect.