WARTS (VERRUCA): Shaving Warts Away

Warts (Verruca Plantaris) are caused by the Papovavirus and live in the epidermal layer (outer layer) of the skin. Numerous treatment options exist because none of the options are foolproof when it comes to treating a virus. The wart virus is contagious and may spread through the entire family.

Shaving is a great procedure for warts that are resistant to home therapies, or for the patient who is looking for the fastest treatment available. This procedure is usually done in the office, but it can be done as an outpatient at the hospital or surgical center. Shaving usually requires only one treatment visit in comparison to multiple visits for acid therapy. Under local anesthesia, the wart is painlessly (shelled out) shaved away from the skin surface. The remaining site is treated with topical medication to kill remaining virus particles. Usually, a 5-10 minute treatment is all that is required.  Children and adults are satisfied with the results and convenience associated with this wart therapy.


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