Warts are small, excess skin growths forming anywhere on the body. Usually, they are rough in texture and may even look like a solid blister. Warts are commonly found in skin color, but they can also have a dark brown or black color. A wart appears on the body when a particular virus comes in contact with the skin. They also occur when a wound comes in contact with a wart’s virus. This virus belongs to the Human Papillomavirus or HPV family. Since viruses can spread to different body parts and transfer from one person to another, warts can also spread. It is because a virus also causes them. However, warts can be treated with the help of Warts Removal Treatment in Dubai.
Types of Warts
Deep plantar warts
They appear on the foot sole, mostly on the heel area. They may appear in groups or a single cluster. Plantar warts have a soft core, surrounded by a firm ring. They may bleed when itched. Mosaic wart is a popular type of plantar wart.
Also known as Verruca Vulgaris appear as a single or in clusters. They are more common among children and infants. Common warts are very thick on the skin and have a dome shape giving the skin a rough look. Warts on the face, fingers, palms, elbows, knees, around the lips, eyelids, and nostrils are included in this category. Meathandlers and fishmongers are likely to develop them too.
Genital warts are one of the common sexually transmitted infections in women. Warts appear around the anal area and cervical or vaginal area. They can be seen easily and give a cauliflower-like appearance on the infected area. 15-22 years old have been observed to develop this infection. Warts appear outward from the skin.
Appear on the area around fingernails or toenails. They appear soft and shiny but get rough, firm, and larger with time. They are dirty brown-grey or black and can be painful. More common among nail biters, they can lead to permanent deformity of the nails if left untreated.
Appear mostly on the face, calves, neck, arms, and the back of your hand. Their size is just a few millimeters and feels soft on touching. They are flat and greyish-yellow or pink. Shaving spreads them more.
- Caused by human papillomaviruses(HPV)
- Wetting the hands too much can cause common warts
- Direct contact with a virus-infected person or object
- HIV infections
- Too much contact with moist surfaces such as swimming pools
Who is the ideal candidate?
Warts can cause irritation, discomfort, and pain. Anyone with warts on their body can become sick of them, especially if they keep spreading. Patients must fulfill a specific criterion for Warts Removal in Dubai; otherwise, they cannot undergo the said treatment.
Anyone can be the ideal candidate for Wart Removal if they:
- are suffering from warts
- need a permanent solution for warts
- are not taking any acne medication, like Accutane
- can endure a minimally invasive treatment
Warts treatment is suitable for men, women, adults, and children alike.
Several options are available for Warts Removal Treatment in Dubai. Patients must consult an expert practitioner to choose the most suitable treatment option. He/she will guide about the pros and cons of each option and then decide on one based on the type of wart.
Some effective warts removal treatment options are mentioned below:
Electrocautery for warts uses low-voltage electric current to destroy tissues and cells in the second skin layer of the targeted area. Targets the ‘root’ of warts in the second layer and removes it. It is a cost-effective procedure with lesser side effects.
Surgically removing the wart with a blade followed by anesthesia. The process is quick but there is a chance of wound infections. This method is effective for warts removal on the face.
This treatment option for Warts Removal is chosen for patients with one or two warts over their bodies. During the treatment, the dermatologist covers the wart with Cantharidin. It is a vesicant, which means that it will create a blister underneath the wart. If needed, the dermatologist will ask the patient for a follow-up session after two weeks. Cantharidin will make the wart dead that can be removed easily. It is the safest method for genital warts removal in Dubai.
Cryotherapy is also known as freezing warts treatment. It is considered one of the best for genital warts treatment. Vaginal as well as penile warts treatments can be done through cryotherapy. Skin takes 1-2 weeks to heal. Double-freeze cryotherapy has also been reported to be effective for warts removal. The area is left to soften for 3 minutes and then refrozen again for 5 minutes.
Chemical peels containing Salicylic acid for warts is the most economical method recommended for hand warts treatment. In this procedure, the area is soaked in warm water before applying the acid. A few drops of acid should be applied on the wart for several days. This wart removal treatment is not suitable for diabetics and can cause skin irritation in the nontargeted area. Other wart removal acids include trichloroacetic acid, imiquimod 5% cream, ketoconazole, tretinoin cream, and podofilox.
This wart treatment uses different types of lasers to remove all types of warts from your body. Laser wart treatment targets the wart roots deep in the skin to destroy it permanently. The intensity of lasers depends upon the type and location of the wart.
At Laser Skin Care Clinic we use SmartXide DOT® or DEKA SmartXide Fractional CO2 Laser for laser wart removal.
The machine uses CO2 lasers for skin warts removal with lesser sessions required. In some cases, only one session is enough. Laser treatment for warts shows lesser recurrence as compared to other methods. However, it is not very effective for plantar warts treatments.
Other treatment methods include homeopathy, hypnosis, duct tape, and electrocauterization of warts. Duct tape with or without chemical peels is a wart remedy at home. Wart plasters are also available with salicylic acid on them.
Pre-treatment care is an essential aspect of Warts Removal treatment. Some general pre-treatment guidelines provided by top dermatologists are mentioned below:
- Always wear sunscreen when going out in the sunlight.
- Fill in your prescriptions in advance.
- Avoid undergoing any other skin treatments for at least a month before treatment of warts.
- Discontinue the use of any creams containing retinoids in them.
- Avoid taking any acne medications before the treatment.
- The area is disinfected before beginning the wart treatment.
- The laser beam and the spot size are adjusted according to the depth, type, and location of the wart.
- The laser beam is fixed at an angle of 90 degrees on the skin surface.
- The laser beam is focused on the wart for a few seconds and then the effects are observed.
- Mostly only one session per treatment is enough for warts removal. However, for multiple sessions, there is a one-week gap
95% results are expected.
Post-treatment care plays a vital role in healing the skin after Wart Removal UAE. Some general post-treatment care instructions are given below:
- Wear sunscreen regularly.
- Apply all prescribed medications regularly.
- Do not pick at your skin.
- Avoid exfoliating the treated region for at least two weeks.
- Use gentle skincare products.
Warts Removal Before and After
The Laser Wart Removal Dubai offers instant, mind-blowing effects. It burns and destroys all the wart tissues entirely and permanently. As a result, patients are relieved of their pain and discomfort. Moreover, patients will no longer have to hide behind long-sleeved shirts and jeans. They can wear what they want to and be confident in their skin.
Wart Removal Cost
Wart Removal cost is not fixed and varies from patient to patient. It depends on different factors but mainly on the number and type of warts to be treated. The average Wart Removal Dubai price starts from AED 1000 and increases as the number of warts increases.
Warts Removal Treatment FAQs
How painful is wart removal?
Usually, warts removal treatment is not painful. But it depends on the chosen treatment option. For instance, Cantharidin doesn’t cause any pain, while Cryotherapy is a minimally painful procedure. So, if you have a low resistance to pain, choose a pain-free wart removal treatment option.
How many sessions of warts removal would I need?
The number of sessions required for warts removal varies for each patient. It depends on the chosen treatment option and the type, location, and size of the wart. However, on average, warts can be removed within 2-4 sessions.
How much does warts removal cost?
Laser warts removal is an effective procedure, and most clinics charge an affordable price for the treatment. At Laser Skin Care, the wart removal Dubai price starts from 1000 AED and progresses higher.
Do warts have roots?
No, warts do not have roots. It is a myth and not a scientific fact. Warts appear and grow on the skin’s top layer. They can keep growing and reach the second layer. But they don’t grow from roots; instead, the underside of warts is smooth.
Does removing a wart leave a hole?
If the dermatologist uses Cantharidin for warts removal, it will take off the skin, and you may be left with a hole. However, new skin will grow, and the hole-like mark will disappear. Moreover, some other treatment options can cause scarring.
Why do we get warts? Are warts a sign of weak immune system?
Warts are caused by a virus called Human Papillomavirus or HPV. If a person has a weak immune system, his body will be attacked more by the viruses allowing them to multiply quickly. So, in a way, warts are a sign of a weak immune system.
Is genital warts curable?
There are different treatments available for genital warts removal Dubai. It is possible to treat genital warts with the help of Cantharidin and other similar medications. However, even after removing warts from your private areas, you can have HPV (the virus that causes warts). So, you can get warts again and even transmit them to others if you don't get the virus treated as soon as possible.
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