Warts are an extremely common skin infection caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). If a person contracts warts, they will experience roughness and skin-coloured bumps on their skin. While warts are harmless, they can be easily spread between people in close contact, and having cuts or other damage to the skin makes the person more susceptible to acquiring warts.
Most often, warts appear on the hands and feet, but they can still occur anywhere on the body. People with a weakened immune system and individuals with a skin condition are also at high risk of getting warts. The good news is that laser treatment can help remove warts, and some warts often disappear on their own.
However, some people are not aware that they have warts on their bodies. As a result, their skin infection only worsens, and they tend to spread the condition with other people. To help you identify if you have warts, here are the different types that you should know about and how you can cure them with laser treatment:
1. Common Warts
If you notice some cauliflower-like texture on your skin that is one millimetre to more than one centimetre in size, you probably have common warts. They are always rough, and they usually appear on the backs of fingers or toes, around the nails or on the knees.
2. Plantar Warts
Plantar warts will give you that weird feeling while walking because it seems like you have a pebble underneath your foot. This kind of wart usually grows on the soles of your feet, heels and toes. You can easily identify it because plantar warts contain small, black dots on the surface.
3. Plane Warts
Unlike other types of warts, plane warts are round, flat and smooth. Plane warts on the face, shins, and legs may be brought by shaving. This type of wart is also the ones that are most likely to disappear without treatment.
4. Filiform Warts
The dots that you can see on your face, particularly around the eyes, nose or mouth that look like threads or fronds, are probably filiform warts. You may want to have filiform warts removed immediately because they usually grow quickly, and they may tend to spread to your face.
5. Butcher’s Warts
Butcher’s warts and common warts usually look the same. This type of wart primarily affects people who live or work in cold, moist environments. However, some say that this kind of wart occurs in persons who regularly handle meat at work; that’s why they’re called “Butcher’s Warts.”
While some warts disappear on their own and some can be removed using home remedies, it is still best if you will seek a doctor’s help to remove warts to avoid further infection. One way they can help you remove any kind of warts is by using laser treatment, a non-invasive approach to removing warts.
At Advanced Laser Clinic in Point Cook, we use Fotona Laser treatment for wart removal. Fotona Laser treatment is a procedure that uses multi-laser technology and has been clinically proven to be safe for all skin types. If you’re worried about if it will hurt, worry not because we use a cooling device to blow refrigerated air onto the area to reduce heat so that you will feel comfortable during the procedure. Book your appointment with us now!