Professional Laser Wart Treatment in Calgary
Are you tired of dealing with stubborn warts on your feet and want an effective solution? At North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic, Dr. Wayne M. Crosby offers professional laser wart treatment in Calgary. During the treatment, a Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) is used for plantar wart removal. PDL blocks the blood flow to the wart, which generally falls off or is scraped away once it has loosened from the underlying skin. This is a quick, effective, and well-tolerated treatment option for removing warts.
Our highly-experienced foot specialist and staff, teamed with a state-of-the-art facility, provide our patients with a comfortable and safe environment. Book an appointment with us today to learn more about how we can help you get rid of those stubborn warts on your feet!
What are Warts?
In medical terms, warts are cutaneous warts which develop when your skin is exposed to the human papillomavirus (HPV). Common warts are an infection of the superficial layers of the skin. Warts are highly contagious viral infections easily transmitted without direct contact. They are present in many sizes, forms, and shapes. Some of the most common warts that laser can treat are:
Verruca Vulgaris - They are keratotic lesions caused by various DNA subtypes and the human papillomavirus (HPV). This type of wart commonly affects the nails on the hands and feet.
Verruca Filiformis - It is also known as Filiformis Warts, composed of single or many elongated papillae. They commonly appear on thin skin, such as your neck or face.
Periungual warts - They are the cluster of warts that are formed around your fingernails or toenails. They can alter your nails' appearance by making them appear thickened or disfigured. They can further lead to loss of cuticle and paronychia (a bacterial/fungal disease).
What Happens During Laser Wart Treatment?
Laser beams emitted during your laser warts treatment ablate the tissue to remove the whole wart, layer by layer. Laser precision helps remove warts without any substantial injury to your adjacent tissue. In most cases, patients notice significant improvements from a single treatment. While in some cases, patients may require a secondary laser wart treatment. Healthy individuals can have their cutaneous warts removed spontaneously without needing multiple treatments.
Other treatment options for warts at North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic include topical chemical treatments or surgical removal. Don’t be alarmed! When you visit us, we will first discuss all the options for treating warts and help you choose the one that suits you the best. To learn more about laser wart treatment in Calgary, call North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic today!
You may experience some discomfort during the treatment, but generally, this resolves in 30-60 minutes following the procedure. The dynamic cooling option of the PDL can reduce pain during the treatment. And PDL treatments for warts are less likely to scar and become infected than other treatment options. It is recommended that you judiciously follow the doctor’s instructions for effective aftercare and successful results.
How to Prevent Warts?
There is no such guarantee that you can prevent warts from occurring. However, you can improve your chances of not getting warts by:
Keeping your skin healthy and moisturized.
Disinfecting your skin when wounded.
Washing your skin regularly with care.
Avoiding the use of public towels. If you do, use a clean one.
Wearing rubber-soled footwear, like flip-flops.
However, if you already have warts, you should avoid picking at them or try and remove them yourself, as there are chances that you might develop skin-related problems or other issues that can worsen it. You should consult your doctor for a detailed analysis and solution for your warts problem.
Why Choose Us?
Suffering from foot disorders or musculoskeletal issues can diminish the quality of your life. For this reason, you should only turn to a dependable foot clinic to help you find long-lasting solutions to your issue. There are many reasons to choose us to treat your wart and other foot issues, such as:
We have years of experience.
We can treat numerous concerns.
Our clinic is outfitted with leading technology.
We offer customized treatments.
We provide a comfortable and welcoming environment.
We offer excellent customer service.
To make your first visit more efficient, you can also download and fill out our patient intake form before your first appointment for laser wart treatment in Calgary.
The following are some commonly asked questions about our laser wart treatment in Calgary:
Does Laser Wart Treatment Come with Any Downtime?
Generally, there is no downtime associated with laser wart treatment. Discomfort, if any, goes away after 30-60 minutes.
How Long Will Laser Wart Treatment Last?
If we successfully remove your wart from a particular area, there is very little chance it will reoccur. You might have warts in other areas because they result from contact with a virus.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Our laser wart treatment in Calgary is a non-invasive procedure. The only side effect could be minimal redness and swelling, which resolves in a few days.
How Much Will Laser Wart Treatment Cost?
The cost of the treatment will depend on the severity of the wart. To get a better idea, please speak to our team.
If you have any more questions, please browse our FAQs page. We can also help with heel pain.
At North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic, we value your health and well-being and are committed to providing high-quality patient care. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about our laser wart treatment or other services.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always ready to assist you and address any inquiries you may have. You can call us or fill out the form to book an appointment with our foot doctor in Calgary. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve optimal foot health.