What are warts?
Warts, also known as verruca, are caused by a virus and can be spread through touching. Warts are often rough growths with a pattern of small back dots that are caused by clotting in the blood vessels. The three types of warts are common, genital and plantar. Common warts may disappear on their own without medical treatment, but some patients prefer treatment due to the unattractive appearance and risk of spreading warts.
What causes warts?
All warts are caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV, but the different types of HPV generate different types of warts. Common warts are normally harmless, but genital warts can lead to serious medical conditions, including cervical cancer. Some people are at higher risk for developing common warts, including children and young adults, as well as patients who have compromised immune systems.
How do I know if I have warts?
Warts are most common on the fingers and hands and appear as small, rough bumps that are flesh-colored, white, pink or tan. You may have a single wart or many warts in the same area.
What is the cost of warts treatment at our New York and New Jersey offices?
The price of warts treatment varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Our office accepts CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, helping you rapidly get the treatment you’re seeking. Please speak to our concierge team for more information.
How do I get started?
At Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists in New York and New Jersey, our board-certified dermatologists are eager to help you address your concerns about warts. To take the next step, please call our office to schedule a private consultation.