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 cosmetologist 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.