Scarless Wart Removal | Diagnosis & Treatment
Remove warts anywhere on your skin
Associates in Dermatology, one of the largest and most experienced dermatologist practices in Bloomington-Normal IL, is proud to offer wart removal, as well as mole removal and skin lesion removal. Our staff brings years of experience to help ensure quality care and successful diagnosis and treatment.
Signs & Symptoms of Warts
There are a few different types of warts. The type is generally determined by where it grows on the body and what it looks like. Common warts include:
Foot warts (also called plantar warts)
How do dermatologists diagnose warts?
A dermatologist can tell whether you have a wart by looking at it. In rare cases, a dermatologist may need to perform a skin biopsy to be certain. If a dermatologist needs to perform a biopsy, the doctor proceeds with wart removal and sends it to a lab. At the lab, a small piece of the wart will be looked at under a microscope.
How do dermatologists treat warts?
Wart removal is not always necessary, as warts often go away without treatment, especially in children. In adults, warts may not disappear as easily or as quickly as they do in children. Although most warts are harmless, dermatologists do treat them.
You should see a dermatologist if you cannot get rid of warts, warts hurt, or you have many warts. There are many different forms of treatment for warts, and your dermatologist can help you understand which one is best for you. The type of treatment can also depend on the patient's age and health, as well as the type of wart.
A dermatologist may use one of the following treatments, most of which will be completed within 2-3 weeks.:
Cantharidin: this method involves the dermatologist "painting" the wart with cantharidin, which causes a blister to form under the wart. After about a week, the dermatologist will be able to remove the dead wart.
Cryotherapy: freezing the wart is the most common treatment for the average wart in adults and children. It is common to need repeat treatments.
Electrosurgery and curettage: Electrosurgery (burning) is a good treatment for common warts, filiform warts, and foot warts. It is often paired with curettage (scraping off the wart with a sharp knife or small, spoon-shaped tool).
Excision: The doctor may cut out the wart (excision).
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Schedule Your Wart Removal Consultation Today!
The team at Associates in Dermatology will be happy to meet with you to evaluate warts, moles, and other skin lesions and give you options for mole removal, wart removal, or other procedures. Meeting with our team may be the first step towards helping restore the appearance and health of your skin.
At Associates in Dermatology, our board-certified physicians hold expertise in clinical, cosmetic, and general dermatology and are ready to provide you with high-quality expert care in a friendly and compassionate atmosphere. Call (309) 662-8813 or fill out the form on this page to book an appointment.