If you live in the Huntington area and suffer from warts, there is professional treatment available. While there is no cure for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) that causes warts, there are ways to remove them. Now, you may be wondering, “Is wart removal expensive?” The answer is, the cost of wart removal depends on the size and number of warts, as well as the type of treatment. The good news is that most insurance companies cover wart treatments from a doctor. It is important for you to check with your insurance company prior to receiving any type of wart treatment.
What are warts?
Warts are small, benign growths that appear most commonly on the hands and feet. Warts can vary in shape and size, some looking flat and smooth, while others are dome shaped or cauliflower-like. Warts occur in people of all ages and can be spread to others, as well as other body parts.
Warts are characterized by where they appear and include:
Common warts – Appear most often on fingers, toes, and knees. Usually flesh-colored and dome shaped.
Filiform warts – Appear most often around the face, specifically the eyelids, lips, or neck area. Usually flesh-colored and stalk-shaped.
Plane warts – Appear most often on the face and forehead. Usually white or flesh-colored and slightly raised.
Genital Warts – Appear most often around the pubic area and genitals. Usually begin small and soft but can grow in clusters and become large.
Plantar Warts – Appear most often on the soles of the feet. Usually appear with small black specks and are cauliflower-shaped.
Subungual warts – Appear most often around the fingernails and toenails. Usually begin as pin-sized bumps but can grow as large as pea-sized.
Treatment for Warts
Treatment for warts can vary. If over-the-counter methods do not work after trying for one to three months, the wart can be treated by a dermatologist through the following methods:
- Cryotherapy – freezing with liquid nitrogen.
- Electrosurgery – uses electric current to kill tissue.
- Laser Surgery – heats the wart to kill tissue.
If you are in Huntington, NY, call us today at (631) 417-3300 to schedule an appointment.