Vbeam Pulsed Dye Laser For Warts (Including Plantar Warts)
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Warts are a common and frustrating problem. They often occur on the hands and feet, as well as elbows and knees. Warts are caused by a virus, called the Human Papilloma Virus. Sometimes the immune system will eventually clear warts, but sometimes warts can enlarge and spread causing discomfort and an unsightly appearance. Warts can be treated with topical therapies as well as liquid nitrogen cryotherapy. However, sometimes resistant warts require laser treatment.
About laser treatment for warts in New Jersey
SOMA Skin & Laser offers laser treatment for warts, including hard-to-treat plantar warts. Many warts (also known as verruca) can be resistant to topical treatments and even to freezing. This is especially true of warts on the soles of the feet (plantar warts) and warts on the fingertips and around the nails. For warts in these locations and resistant warts in other locations, laser treatment with the pulsed dye laser is often effective. Sometimes a single treatment is sufficient, but multiple sessions are usually required.
Disclaimer: Results may vary patient to patient. There is no guarantee that any specific result can be achieved. Results may not be permanent.
Does laser wart removal hurt?
Laser wart removal can be briefly uncomfortable. Sometime, the wart is first numbed with a topical anesthetic, especially for children. During the laser treatment there may still be some discomfort but it is usually well-tolerated and brief.
What happens after laser wart removal?
Immediately after laser treatment of the wart it will turn a dusky blue/purple like a bruise. This will heal over several weeks, but may first form a small ulceration in the skin. This is normal and part of the wart destruction process. Your physician will provide you with wound care instructions as well as a home care treatment for the wart to assist in its destruction.
Can I do other wart treatments with laser wart removal?
Your dermatologist may prescribe home wart treatments, such as topical salicylic acid, or may just prescribe wound care between treatments.
How often can my warts be lasered?
It is advised to treat every 2 to 3 weeks. If you allow longer intervals, the wart may have time to recover and grow back.
Is laser wart removal covered by insurance?
At SOMA Skin & Laser, treatment of warts by laser is often covered by insurance. You are advised to check with your insurance carrier. Laser wart removal, like all medical services, is subject to co-pays and deductibles.
Contact SOMA Skin & Laser at 973-763-SKIN (7546) for a consultation. Our board-certified dermatologists will select the correct wart treatment for you, whether topical prescriptions, cryosurgery, laser destruction, or other treatment modalities.