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Posts for: June, 2018

By Cherry Creek Dermatology
June 12, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Warts   Wart Removal  

WartsDealing with an unpleasant or unsightly wart? Learn more about wart removal options.

Warts are harmless little flesh-colored growths that appear as the result of a virus known as the human papillomavirus (HPV). Anyone can get warts, from children to seniors. They usually aren’t anything to worry about and they will go away on their own. The only issue is that they can take years to go away. If the wart is in an awful or uncomfortable location such as your face or the soles of your feet then you may just want to turn to our Denver, CO, dermatologist, Dr. James Maloney, for professional wart removal.

At-Home Treatments

We know that a lot of people want to deal with simple skin problems on their own rather than immediately running into the office. If you are a healthy individual who hasn’t been diagnosed with diabetes, then there is no reason why you shouldn’t try and treat the wart on your own. It’s important to know that a wart will go away all by itself, but that it will take time. In fact, warts can take years to go away; however, you can try these OTC medications to get rid of the wart faster:

  • Salicylic acid gels or pads
  • Freezing products

Of course, depending on the location of the wart you may not want to use salicylic acid products, as this can lead to burning, raw skin. Those with poor circulation or diabetes should never use these products. Make sure you follow the medication’s instructions as they are written to prevent complications.

Other Treatment Options

Maybe you don’t have time to fool around with OTC products or you just want to get the problem nipped in the bud as soon as possible. This is when it’s the perfect time to visit our Denver skin doctor. While freezing (cryotherapy) the wart off is still the most common wart removal option other treatments include laser therapy and minor surgery. We will discuss the different treatment options with you and based on the location of the wart we will help you determine the best wart removal procedure.

If you want to have your wart removed then it’s the perfect time to schedule a consultation with Cherry Creek Dermatology in Denver, CO. We would be happy to discuss which treatment options will work best for you and your needs.


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