2 Ways Your Dermatologist Can Treat Your Warts

Warts are one of the most annoying things to have to deal with. They can pretty much show up anywhere on your body and have a horrible knack for spreading quite quickly and easily. They are not only unsightly, but they can also get in the way of you certain doing things, and some can even cause you pain if they are located in a certain area, such as your foot. A great way to go about getting your warts removed is to make an appointment with your dermatologist. They are going to be able to offer you a few different methods of wart removal so that you can find the method that is best for you and your particular wart or warts. This article is going to discuss 2 ways that your dermatologist can treat your warts. 


Cryotherapy is a form of wart removal that involves using liquid nitrogen to actually freeze the wart. When the wart freezes, the skin cells that make up the wart are going to then die, thus causing the wart to die. It will take a few days for the frozen skin to get to the point where it is going to fall off, but once it reaches this point, you will want to carefully remove it. If the freezing of the wart went deep enough, it is going to be completely gone. However, if the freezing did not go deep enough, you will need to go back into the dermatologist for them to use the liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart even deeper, until you reach the roots.


Another method of wart removal is going to involve actually cutting the wart out of your skin. In order to do this, the dermatologist is going to first numb the wart, as well as the skin surrounding the wart. While you may feel a small poke from the needle when you are being numbed, you aren't going to feel anything when the wart is actually being cut out. The dermatologist will use a small and sharp utensil to carefully cut through the skin and remove the entire wart. This treatment can be very successful because the dermatologist does everything that they can to remove the entire wart. However, because this is an open wound, you are going to want to do everything that you can to keep this site clean and free from infection.