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Wart Removal- Adelaide

Wart Removal- Adelaide

Warts are very common non-cancerous growths of the skin caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), a DNA virus. More than 100 HPV subtypes are known, giving rise to a variety of presentations. Skin infection occurs in the superficial layers of the epidermis, causing proliferation of the keratinocytes (skin cells) and hyperkeratosis.

Dr R.Targett

"Trust Your Face to a Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine"

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Dr Targett is qualified in Primary Care Dermatology with a special interest in Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Medicine.

She is a natural results advocate. She has the "artistic eye of a sculptor " and a genuine love for all her clients.

Frequently Asked Questions on Wart Removal

Frequently Asked Questions on Wart Removal

What causes viral warts?

HPV is spread by direct skin-to-skin contact or autoinoculation. This means if a wart is scratched or picked, the viral particles may be spread to another area of skin. The incubation period can be as long as twelve months.

How Can Warts be Treated?

Diathermy utilizes an electrical current to cauterize the warts tissue resulting in their destruction subsequent removal. This method is favourable when compared to liquid nitrogen as it is specifically targeted with reduces the likelihood of scarring. 1 – 2 treatments generally suffice to eradicate the wart.

Non-ablative lasers such as the Nd:YAG is becoming increasingly popular for the treatment of warts due to their ability to specifically target the warts vascular supply and burn the affected tissue within the wart, whilst minimising trauma to surrounding tissue. The laser is often the treatment of choice for warts that have been unresponsive to other treatment options. Treatment number will vary depending on the size and location of the wart generally between 2 – 3 treatments.

Either contact cooling, chilled air or topical anaesthetic is used to provide comfort during treatment.

What happens after removal of the mole?

Following diathermy, the area is cauterised the area becomes inflamed which induces an immune response causing the wart to dry into a crust which generally falls off within 5 – 14 days after treatment. The area may require a second touch up treatment to remove all traces of the Wart, therefore preventing its reoccurrence. However, the immune reaction following treatment is usually efficient enough to remove the Wart.

The treatment of Warts with the laser has a similar effect to diathermy treatment.

What is the long term term outlook for viral warts?

No treatment is universally effective at eradicating viral warts. In children, even without treatment, 50% of warts disappear within 6 months, and 90% are gone in 2 years. They are more persistent in adults but they clear up eventually. They are likely to recur in patients that are immune suppressed.

What can I expect after the treatment?

There is virtually no downtime following the procedure, although it is not unusual to experience mild tenderness and in some cases light bruising in the injected areas following treatment. These effects generally subside shortly after. It is not uncommon for a top-up treatment to be performed two to four weeks following the initial treatment as this ensures the accuracy and longevity of the desired effects.

What are the risks and complications for hyperhidrosis treatment?

Common side effects of muscle relaxant treatments for excessive sweating include redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising in the armpits. They dissipate in under a week. Avoid rubbing or touching the underarms for 12 hours following the injections, as this can make the muscle relaxant migrate to nearby areas and cause unintended muscle weakness. Serious complications are rare following muscle relaxant injections but may include infection or long-term numbness of the muscle in the treated area.

Price of Wart Removal

Wart Removal (Per Wart)$250
Plantar Wart Removal (per wart)$250

Before and After

Disclosure: Individual results may vary.

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