Warts are caused by a viral infection (Human papilloma virus) in the top layer of the skin. These warts are mostly transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact. There are many types of Human papilloma virus (HPV) that can affect the skin anywhere. Although easy to recognize and diagnose, they can be very hard to treat, especially on the hands and feet.
The key to successfully treating warts is to cause enough skin irritation to stimulate one’s own body to recognize and fight the wart. Therefore, the patient’s immune system is very important to the eradication of the wart.
Many treatments are available to treat warts, from liquid nitrogen to various topical and injectable medicines or shave removals. Since each case is unique, it is important to use the correct combination of procedures and treatments to manage each wart. Dr. Kormeili will carefully evaluate the situation and make the appropriate treatment recommendation for you.