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Professional Laser Wart Treatment in Calgary

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.

 

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, 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:

  • 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, which are composed of a single or many elongated papillae. They commonly appear on thin skin, such as on 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).

 

Prevention

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.
  • Keeping your skin moisturized.
  • Disinfecting your skin when wounded.
  • Washing your skin regularly with care.
  • Avoid using public towels-use a clean one.
  • Wearing rubber-soled footwears, like flip-flops.

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.

 

The Process

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!

 

FAQs

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.

 

If you have any more questions, please browse our FAQs page. We can also help with heel pain.

 

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.

Please speak to us to make an appointment for laser wart treatment in Calgary.

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General Information

North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic
271-1632 14 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB,

T2N 1M7

Phone : 403-289-8491

Fax : 403-282-4441


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Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Tuesday 08:30 AM - 06:30 PM

Wednesday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Thursday 08:30 AM - 06:30 PM

Friday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

*Clinic hours subject to change without notice

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