When warts affect your appearance, become painful, or spread, it’s time to have them evaluated and removed. The physicians at Vanguard Dermatology have several treatment options that are effective, even if your warts are hard to treat. To schedule an appointment, use online booking or call one of their seven offices in New York City, Brooklyn, Forest Hills, and Staten Island, New York.
Warts are caused by specific types of human papillomavirus that enter your skin through a small tear or sore. After about two to six months, a wart grows in the area where the virus took hold. Although warts are not cancerous, they are contagious and can be uncomfortable.
These are the types of warts you’re most likely to develop:
Warts often go away on their own, but it can take a while and, in the meantime, they affect your appearance, and they’re contagious. Warts pass from one person to the next either through direct contact or by touching an item that came into contact with the virus. For these reasons, many patients don’t wait long to come in and have their warts removed.
You should definitely schedule an appointment at Vanguard Dermatology to have your wart evaluated if it’s painful, changes its appearance, spreads, or goes away and then returns. It’s also a good idea to have your warts examined when a large number suddenly appear.
The best treatment for your wart depends on the type of wart and its location. Your doctor at Vanguard Dermatology may use one of the following:
When you’re ready to get rid of nagging warts, call Vanguard Dermatology or book an appointment online.