Got warts? Warts are typically small, hard skin growths caused by an infection with humanpallilloma virus. Dr. Marco Petrazzuoli and Dr. Amy Davis at Connecticut Coastline Dermatology in Milford, CT, offer state-of-the-art treatments for warts. Read on to find out what you can do about warts.
Many over-the-counter wart treatments contain salicylic acid. This acid will generally remove warts within five or six weeks if applied properly and regularly. These over-the-counter treatments will work best if you soak the warts in water for about 10 minutes before you apply the treatment.
Cryotherapy is a standard treatment for warts. Cryotherapy involves freezing a wart using liquid nitrogen. Freezing causes a blister to form under and around your warts. This lifts the warts away from the skin within about seven days. More than one freezing treatment may be required.
Your Milford dermatologist may use cantharidin on your warts. With this treatment, the dermatologist “paints” the chemical onto your warts. After treatment with cantharidin, your dermatologist will cover the areas with bandages. If the warts aren't gone after one treatment, your dermatologist may suggest another treatment.
Your dermatologist may suggest surgery if your warts have not responded to other treatments. Your doctor can cut away your warts with a surgical knife or burn them with electricity. You will receive a shot of anesthetic before the procedure.
Many podiatrists offer their patients a laser treatment for warts. The laser device uses heat energy to destroy the warts. The skin remains intact - which means no scarring, no bleeding and minimal chance of infection.
So, what are you waiting for? Say goodbye to your warts forever. Call Connecticut Coastline Dermatology at (203) 301-5860 right now to schedule an appointment with our dermatologist in Milford, CT. Get your life back on track by receiving the best wart treatment available.