Warts are small, noncancerous growths that appear on your skin. If you have a wart that does not disappear with over-the-counter treatment or topical medications, you may consider getting them surgically removed.
Warts are infected with one of the many viruses in the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. The virus triggers extra cell growth, which makes the outside layer of skin hard and thick. While warts can grow anywhere on the body, they are most commonly found on the hands and feet.
When is Laser Surgery Helpful?
Laser surgery uses an intense beam of light to burn and destroy the tissue. This treatment may be helpful when other nonsurgical treatments have failed. Laser removal should be considered when:
· Medicine has failed and it is necessary to remove the warts
· Warts are large or widespread
· Warts need to be treated during pregnancy
As with any surgery, there are a few risks associated with the laser removal of warts:
· Increased pain, swelling, redness, heat, or tenderness
· Red streaks extending from the area
· A fever
· Discharge of puss
At Ohio Head and Neck Surgeons, we understand your concerns when seeking cosmetic treatment options. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our quality ENT specialists. For more information on scheduling click here.
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