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 treatment but generally this resolves in 30-60 minutes following the procedure. Discomfort during treatment can be reduced with the Dynamic Cooling option of the PDL. PDL treatments of wart are less likely to scar and become infected compared to some other treatment options. Other treatment options for warts at North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic include topical chemical treatments or surgical removal. All options for treatment of warts can be discussed at your initial visit and the best option can be chosen to suit your lifestyle.
What are Warts?
In medical terms, warts are referred to as 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 can be treated with laser wart treatment are:
Can I 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:
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 can make it worse. You should consult your doctor for a detailed analysis and solution for your warts problem.
How Do Lasers Treat Warts?
Laser beams emitted during your laser warts treatment ablate the tissue to remove the whole wart, layer by layer. Laser precision helps in removing 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, get in touch with North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic today!