Warts are benign lesions on the skin and mucous membrane which are caused by different types of human papilloma viruses. They appear in the form of common wart growths with rough surface, and sometimes can have filiform look and attached to the skin with thin base. Usually occur in areas of microtraumas.
Warts are contagious and if not treated can be transmitted from person to person, and at one person in several different places due to the transmission of the virus from one place to another on the skin. This type of transmission is called autoinoculation. Warts should never scratch because it can incite their spread.
TYPES OF WARTS
Depending on the virus which causes warts they are divided into:
- verrucae vulgaris – the usual classical warts that can appear anywhere on the face and body. They have a rough, horny surface, and can be brown. They can grow up to 2.5 cm in width, and may be connected. Most common are among children, especially on the hands.
- verucae plane – another kind of common warts among children. They manifest as flattened papule diameter from 1 to 5 mm of normal skin color or light brown and localized on the face, chin and dorsum of the hand
- verrucae plantares – warts that occur on the feet (soles) often with mosaic appearance and very painful while walking
- papilloma – benign growths of skin color or pigmented, which is more common in obese persons in the neck, armpits and bikini area
- genital warts (condylomata acuminata) – warts that occur in genital area and is sexually transmitted
The problem of warts on the skin is most common in school-age children, although they occur also in adults. Warts are contagious and to prevent their further spread, it is necessary to remove them for good. Warts can sometimes disappear without treatment, but usually retain and expand.
Warts are removed by various methods (cryotherapy, surgical lasers, radio waves, cautery …). The choice of method for removing warts is individual, and depends on the type of warts to be removed.
Laser wart removal is a good method, however, we have no accurate assessment of the depth that we acted and did we destroy the edges of the intervention because they look relatively healthy, and virus particles can be there which are later undoubtedly cause of relapse (recurrence of warts). Laser wart removal is painful, requires the use of anesthesia and leaves scars.
Radio waves wart removal is very unpleasant and painful method that requires the use of an anesthetic and as a result of the removal remain ugly scars.
THE MOST EFFICIENT WART REMOVAL – CRYOTHERAPY
Cryotherapy is usually favoured as a method for removing warts because it is quick, painless, effective and financially advantageous, and the only method to remove warts without leaving scars.
For cryotherapy wart removal is generally sufficient only one intervention, except for warts on the soles where the treatment must be repeated. The use of the most modern apparatus Brymill with different types of applicator allows application of the liquid nitrogen with a high precision, and without damage to the surrounding healthy skin.
SkinCare Center therapists have been trained in the application of cryotherapy in medical care and have Brymill certificate.
Avoid contact with infectious warts. If you have such, wear a waterproof bandage to avoid infecting others in public showers, swimming pools, public toilets, training schools and similar places.