Looking for Wart Treatment in Victoria?
Cascadia Laser is pleased to offer Victoria’s first Laser Wart Clinic for the treatment of plantar warts and hand and finger warts. Laser treatment for warts is an extremely effective method of removing warts permanently, with approximately the same level of discomfort as a liquid nitrogen treatment. We often have success with warts that have been resistant to other treatments.
What is a Wart?
A wart is a growth of the skin due to infection with a virus. The virus is named HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) and only infects humans. There are over 100 different strains or types of HPV, many of which cause warts in different areas of the body.
About 7- 10% of the population has warts at any given time. Children and young adults are most susceptible, and warts are a little more common in women than men.
The virus can enter through breaks in the skin’s surface after direct contact with a wart or with recently shed viruses still alive in a warm, moist environment, such as a shower or beside a pool. The time between infection and wart development may be many months.
HPV has only been found in the two outermost layers of the skin, those that would comprise the “roof” of a typical friction blister. Because of the constant pressure of walking, plantar warts are often hard and thick and push against the underlying skin, causing discomfort if located in certain areas of the body.
Without treatment warts will resolve in about 50% of cases within a year – two-thirds after two years. However, warts that do not resolve frequently enlarge and spread becoming more difficult to treat. New warts are three times more common in those patients with existing warts.
Cost of Laser Wart Removal:
Our Certified Laser Technician Renee Burdon and Dr. Davison are pleased to offer a free consultation and to recommend a course of action to clear your warts permanently.