Warts may be bothersome, but we have treatments. Talk to the Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington, NY, today.

Warts be gone!

Warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and are contagious. They may grow anywhere on the body but are most common on the face, hands, and feet. One in every 20 school-aged children has at least one.

What are warts?

Fifty percent of childhood warts disappear within six months and about 90 percent within two years. Those occurring in adulthood last longer.

Some, especially on the soles of feet (plantar warts), resist over-the-counter treatment.  They and facial warts need professional care.

Treating warts

Cryotherapy (freezing) with liquid nitrogen is 70 percent effective at removing warts without scarring with repeated treatments over about four weeks.

A pulsed dye laser can fully eliminate warts with several treatments.

Excision – Is performed less frequently now as it has a higher risk of scarring and may leave small amounts of virus that can lead to secondary warts.

Types of treatments

Say goodbye to warts.


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