At North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic, Dr. Crosby uses a Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) as a treatment option for plantar wart removal in Calgary. The Pulsed Dye Laser works by blocking the blood flow to the wart, and the wart generally falls off or is scraped away once it has loosened from the underlying skin. The treatment is quick, very effective, and well-tolerated.
There is 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 discomfort during the treatment. PDL treatments for warts are less likely to scar and become infected compared to other treatment options. Other treatment options for warts at North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic include topical chemical treatments or surgical removal. We will discuss all the options for the treatment of warts at your initial visit, and you can choose the best one to suit your lifestyle. Please get in touch with us to discuss laser wart treatment in Calgary.
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, and they can be 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:
There is no such guarantee that you can prevent warts from occurring. However, you can improve your chances of not getting warts by:
However, if you already have warts, it is advisable that you do not pick at them or try and remove them yourself as there are chances that you might develop other skin related problems, or some unknown existing problem that can make it worse. You should consult your doctor for a detailed analysis and solution for your warts problem.
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 warts treatment in Calgary. Healthy individuals tend to have their cutaneous warts removed spontaneously without the need for multiple treatments. If you need laser wart treatment in Calgary, contact North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic today!
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 certain area, there is very little chance that 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.
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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:
Please speak to us to make an appointment for laser wart treatment in Calgary.