Warts are small growth on the skin that usually don’t pain but sometimes may itch or hurt. These growths are usually caused by Human papillomavirus (HPV) that stimulates quick growth of cells on the skin’s outer layer.
Children, young adults and people with weakened immune systems (those with HIV/AIDS or who had organ transplantation) are at risk of developing warts.
What are the usual sites of wart growth?
Warts commonly occur on hands, feet, forehead, neck, fingernails, toenails and sometimes on genitals and can be contagious.
How does Laser therapy work for warts?
In the laser therapy, the light is focussed on the target area, which generates heat in the tiny vessels inside the wart and destroys the vessels. As there won’t be any blood supply for the wart, it dies and falls off. The inflammation caused by the laser treatment results in an increase in temperature in the surrounding areas, which eliminates the virus that causes wart.
What are the Benefits of Laser therapy?
Laser therapy for wart removal has several advantages, including:
- Safe and effective
- Relatively painless
- Best for hard-to-reach spots
- Fast procedure
- Quick recovery
What is the duration of the procedure?
A single session of 20 minutes is enough to remove smaller warts.
Would I need multiple sessions?
Larger warts may need four or more sessions. The doctor based on the diagnosis will decide the approximate number of sessions required.
Recovery after treatment:
The recovery time after the procedure varies. People who have few or tiny warts have a short recovery period and can return to work the next day with no trouble. Those who have many or deeper warts may require 7 to 10 days for recovery. Doctors may prescribe antimicrobial ointments to prevent the growth of fungi or bacteria.