Most of us have had a wart somewhere on our bodies at some point in our life. Warts are small, usually painless growths on the skin caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). Most, but not all, are generally harmless. Many warts will disappear on their own over time but it could take several years.
Types of warts include:
- Common warts, which often appear on your fingers
- Plantar warts, which show up on the soles of your feet
- Genital warts, which are a sexually transmitted disease
- Flat warts, which appear in places you shave frequently
Over the counter medications may be used to treat some common warts. There are also various freezing, surgical and laser treatments available to remove or treat warts. If you have unwanted or unsightly warts and would like them removed, call Gardner Dermatology & Med Spa to schedule an appointment.
Disclaimer: Individual results may vary from patient to patient and there is no guarantee of specific results.