Wart Removal

woman with laser on skin

Wart removal is almost always possible. Warts can be more than just unsightly, they can also cause pain when they form on your feet or under fingernails and toenails, making foot wart removal a healthy choice. Left untreated, a wart can become severe, so a podiatrist, like Dr. Kaplan of Twin Rivers Podiatry, should be enlisted to make sure it’s removed safely. The doctor explains your treatment options so you’re able to make informed decisions about the removal approach you choose.

Understanding Warts

A wart is a form of infection in the skin’s top layer. The human papillomavirus causes it, and it gets into the skin through a small scratch. The warts you may be most likely to notice are the smooth, round ones with almost translucent skin on top, but warts can come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Warts can also be bumpy and coarse in texture.

Plantars Warts

Warts that appear to have dark seeds inside are called plantars warts. Those dark spots are actually capillaries that are feeding the wart with fresh blood. Having the warts professionally removed stops the potential spread of the virus, but in some cases, surgery is required if the wart’s base goes deeper under your skin’s surface.

Wart Treatment Options

The most common treatment used at Twin Rivers Podiatry is the application of Catharidin. This liquid stops the blood flow to the wart, causing it to dry up and fall off. It’s a popular solution for a good reason. It’s painless and fast. Some people do experience a bit of tenderness after the first 24 hours have passed.

If you have the type of wart that won’t completely respond to Catharidin, Dr. Kaplan makes sure you understand the surgical procedure to completely remove the wart and that you’re comfortable with having it removed through surgery.

Call Us Today For Safe Foot Wart Removal

Twin Rivers Podiatry has been in business in the Easton, PA, area for over 30 years specializing in relieving foot pain. Contact us today with any questions you have and we’ll get back to you with a reply right away. Or, give us a call at (610) 253-2251 during regular business hours to speak to someone right away.