Wart treatments range from mild over-the-counter products like salicylic acid to more extreme measures like laser therapy. Warts are never dangerous, but they’re always unwelcome. They are transmitted by skin-to-skin contact, but the wart virus (called human papilloma virus) can also live for some time in small puddles, like those found in shower stalls and poolside.
At our NYC and Brooklyn locations, we’ll match our treatment plan to your motivation to get rid of your wart. The personalized strategy created by our dermatologists for removing a wart involves bringing enough inflammation to the area to clear the virus, but not too much that the treatment harms the surrounding skin. Office care typically begins with liquid nitrogen therapy and customized topical treatments that we’ll ask you to continue at home. The team of professional dermatologists average 3 sessions to get rid of warts using a variety of in-office therapies.
For our younger patients, we use painless removal systems. For our older, less patient (!) patients, we can anesthetize and surgically excise your wart on the spot, so that you’ll walk out of our office without it! Recurrence rates are high for this viral infection, so we’ll give you helpful instructions in order to prevent a new wart growing in its place.