Common skin warts, also called verruca vulgaris, can occur on any area of skin, but are often seen on the fingers, hands, knees, and elbows.
Skin warts can usually be diagnosed based upon how they look. Skin biopsy or other testing is not usually necessary.
The location of the wart/s will be part of the decision making of which treatments are potential options. Treatment is not always essential because approximately 66% of skin warts will resolve on their own within two years. On the other hand, during this period, the wart may grow bigger or new ones may appear.
In general a few small warts are usually easier to treat than several larger warts. For these reasons, the majority of people will choose to choose to treat skin warts.
Shaving and Cauterizing. Injection of a local anesthesia to numb the skin is performed and then the wart is shaved off using a blade or scalpel. The wound bed is then cauterized with diathermy to stop any bleeding.
Surgical Excision: Injection of a local anesthesia to numb the skin is performed and then the skin around the wart including the wart is removed with a scalpel. The wound bed is then cauterized with diathermy to stop any bleeding and the wound is sutured to make a small scar
How long does the procedure take?
Usually 30 minutes.
How soon will I see the results?
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