Wart Removal Treatment Toronto
Wart removal is one of the most commom dermatologic treatments performed at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic. Warts are benign skin growths caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Warts are usually skin coloured and have a raised appearance, but can also be dark, flat and smooth. Warts can be painful, irritating or cosmetically unwanted.
Warts may spread from person to person by direct or indirect contact, and may also spread from one area of the body to another. Individuals with weakened immune systems may be more susceptible. Warts are common in children and young people, but rare in adults.
Main Types of Warts:
Common Warts - usually appear around the fingernails and on the back of the hands, but can grow anywhere.
Plantar Warts/Foot Warts - usually found on the soles of feet. Plantar warts often grow into the deeper layer of skin due to the pressure from walking and standing. Walking around public areas barefoot increases your risk of developing plantar warts.
Flat Warts - can occur anywhere but are found generally on face, forehead and legs. Flat warts tend to grow in large numbers.
Home remedies - these liquids, tapes and creams that most often contain salicylic acid are usually used at home. But it is important that you consult a doctor before trying to remove your warts at home. Unfortunately, about 90% of our patients with are those who have had disappointing experience with the wart removal of home remedies. Some found they simply didn't work; some received unsightly scarring.
Prescribed Medications - remove warts by disrupting or destroying the warts cells, but they also kill normal cells in the process, so caution should be exercised especially when treating children and expectant mothers. Risks also include scarring or contamination caused by improper use.
Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen) - freezes warts off. The results of cryotherapy wart removal depend greatly on the performer's skill and experience. The cure rate is very low for deep lesion. Risks include scarring or blistering of normal skin in the surrounding areas due to over freezing, or spreading of the lesions caused by under freezing and contamination.
At Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, we specialize in electrocautery wart removal (burning warts with the use of an electrical current). Our medical staff uses this method to safely remove thousands of warts each year.
We also use laser in conjunction with electrocautery to eliminate stubborn warts such as plantar warts and periungual warts. The energy delivered by the Palomar Nd:Yag laser is selectively absorbed by the blood cells of warts. Targeting the wart's blood supply can lead to a regression of the lesion. Localized stimulation of the immune system by the laser light plays a great role in eliminating resistant warts.
Prevent spreading warts to other people or other parts of your body, and rid yourself of unsightly warts quickly with minimal pain and scarring. Please call one of our three convenient clinics to schedule a complimentary consultation and find out how we can assist you.
Our three laser clinics are located inside MCI The Doctor's Office™, the largest group of medical centres in Canada, providing wart removal treatment for men and women in Toronto, North York, Mississauga, Scarborough, Thornhill, Vaughan, Etobicoke, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Markham, Woodbridge, Newmarket and other surrounding areas of the GTA.