There have been numerous treatment options for warts throughout the years, ranging from actual medical options (like cryotherapy) to questionable at-home or over-the-counter remedies.
The reason for the proliferation of plantar wart treatments is the fact it’s extremely difficult to get rid of most types of warts – and especially ones that penetrate deep below the surface of the skin (as do plantar warts).
Not all wart treatments are equally effective. In fact, most of the at-home and OTC options rarely work well (if at all!).
Typically, treatment for plantar warts involves repeated appointments for freezing procedures. In many cases, it would be necessary to come in for weekly sessions until the wart was actually eliminated – something that could take months or even years.
Of course, who wants to take all of the time coming in for appointments every week? We know you have better things to do, so you may want to consider a newer option to treat your plantar wart – laser therapy.
Laser treatment for warts is fast, effective, and safe. The safety aspect is evident in the fact that lasers are now used to address a wide range of medical issues.
That said, it is important you visit a medical practice that actually uses the right kind of laser. Sure, these are versatile tools that enable us to provide exceptional results without the risk of adverse side effects, but not all lasers are exactly the same. Some kinds perform wonders for fungal toenails. Others are used to treat and improve recovery for soft tissues injuries.
In the case of lasers used to treat plantar warts, the actual laser has to be powerful enough to cut off blood supply to the wart (through cauterization) and destroy the responsible virus (human papillomavirus, or HPV). Of course, this has to be done in a safe and effective manner.
Fortunately, we have the right equipment and expertise to provide the laser wart removal services you need!
Patients usually want to know if this is a painful process. You will be able to feel it a little, but the process is quick and local anesthesia is used to numb the affected area. That said, this is a reasonably painless option when compared to other treatment methods that can be used to eliminate a wart.
For comparison purposes, the most common wart removal process previously available entailed freezing the skin around the wart, and then scraping the viral growth for 10-20 minutes with a scalpel. Even with the freezing providing partial numbness to the surrounding skin, this could be a painful ordeal. On top of that, the results weren’t as effective, with multiple office visits needing to be made.
Laser removal for warts generally only needs one or two sessions, which is something most patients like to hear.
For more information on our laser treatment for warts, or to request your appointment, either contact us online right now or give our office a call at (937) 435-7477.