Before Wart Treatment
At RI Dermatology, we have a variety of sophisticated treatments for warts. In this case, patient G.O is an 11 year old girl, with a 3 year history of warts. Although they started small at first, they soon grew quickly. Treating these warts at her pediatrician’s office along with another Dermatology’s office was both painful and unsuccessful. On top of the various unsuccessful treatments, a lot of money was spent on the over the counter medications to go along with it. Not only were both her and her parents extremely frustrated and upset at the appearance, but she did not want to go to school because of it.
Fortunately, we applied painless FDA approved medication to treat her warts. This wart treatment involved a medication called Squaric acid that stimulate her own immune system. After only a few treatments, her warts were gone and her smile came back.
Here at RI Dermatology, we have multiple wart treatments including laser, surgery, and painless medications. Laser surgery effectively treats warts by heating up the wart until the tissue dies. As a result, the wart eventually falls off. Similarly, electrosurgery treats a wart by sending an electrical current through it to kill the tissue. On the other hand, medications such as salicylic acid preparations dissolves the protein, keratin, that makes up the wart along with the thick layer of skin that covers it. Our clinic can also treat warts with cryotherapy, which freezes them using liquid nitrogen or nitrous oxide.