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Warts are bumps, usually small in size, that appear on the skin on a regular basis. They are small lesions that can occur anywhere on the body. There are many types of warts. Although some may be itchy or annoying, most of them are painless and completely harmless, although they are a cosmetic problem that can be solved thanks to various treatments.

Why do warts appear?

Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are transmitted by direct contagion through touch and when there is a wound through which the virus is introduced. In the case of genital warts, they are caused by sexual contact. From contact with infected skin they can take between 2 and 6 months to appear. Although they appear more frequently in children and adolescents, they can occur at any age.

Some people are more predisposed to develop them than others. They often appear in people with a weak immune system, so it is essential to follow a varied diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits to have the necessary antioxidants to keep our immune system at full capacity. Similarly, it is advisable to avoid processed foods as much as possible. Warts can also appear due to stress or hormonal changes, overweight or diabetes.

It is important not to touch or scratch warts to prevent them from spreading to other areas of the body or to avoid infecting others.

Types of warts

The so-called vulgar warts are the most common. They form mainly on the hands and some other areas of the body and have a rough, raised surface.

Flat warts are small, smooth and often itchy. They appear on the back of the hands, face and legs.

Plantar warts form on the soles of the feet and may have a black spot in the center which is a blood vessel. They are painful because of the pressure caused by walking.

Filiform warts appear on the face and neck. They are thread-like and may hang on the skin.

Genital warts or condylomas appear on the skin or mucous membranes of the genitals. They are much more contagious than the rest and in many cases are linked to certain diseases, so they require prompt treatment.

Periungual warts are those that appear next to the nails.

Acrochordons, wrongly called warts because of their similar appearance, are benign skin growths that are not contagious. They are very common and usually appear on the neck, décolleté, armpits and groin, usually from 25-30 years of age and more commonly in people with a high body mass index.

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Remove warts

There are several methods to remove common warts from the skin and the choice of one or the other should take into account factors such as the patient’s age or size, the location of the wart and the type of wart.

One of the most common methods is cryotherapy, which works by freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen or solid carbon dioxide, making it disappear within a few days. Topical medications based on salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid or bichloroacetic acid are also used, which gradually eliminate the keratin layers of the wart.

One of the best options, because it is very effective and safe, is the use of CO2 laser, especially in the case of acrochordons, to remove warts on the neck and face or to remove genital warts.

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CO2 Laser

The C02 laser is an aesthetic medicine treatment especially recommended to remove warts and moles. It is a fast and very effective technique that leaves no scars or marks. Depending on the type of wart and the amount to be removed, local or topical anesthesia can be used, but in any case the procedure is completely painless.

The laser acts selectively and very precisely, without damaging adjacent tissues. By means of an intense and very localized beam of light, the wart tissue is burned and destroyed, without damaging the surrounding skin and reducing the risk of bleeding and infection. After application, a small scab remains, which is naturally eliminated after a few days.

Its use is especially indicated in the case of acrochordons. Removing warts on the neck is very simple thanks to this technique, because in a single session a large number of warts can be removed, achieving an overall effect of rejuvenation of the neck.

The CO2 laser is considered one of the safest and most effective techniques to remove warts on the face or neck. The laser is also very appropriate to remove genital warts and its use in pregnant women is completely safe, although it should always be subject to the criteria of medical professionals like those we put at your disposal in Eiviestetic.

Normally the problem is solved with a single session, although a subsequent touch-up may be necessary in exceptional cases.


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