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.