Warts are usually harmless but annoying growths on the skin, which are caused by viruses. They usually vary in size and shape. There are various methods that can be used to treat warts, but the choice depends on how severe the wart is. So how do you determine what is the best medical treatment for wart removal? It is always advisable to seek the assistance of a dermatologist or other skin care expert.

Treatment methods include:

•    Cryotherapy: Freezing the wart (cryotherapy), is a popular treatment for common warts. Cyrotherapy involves the use of a cold substance such as liquid nitrogen, to freeze the wart. The liquid nitrogen is applied only for a few seconds, but the treatment may be repeated if needed.

The wart usually falls off within 3 to 5 days. Patients can expect to experience some pain after the procedure, but this usually resolves within a few days.

•    Vbeam Laser: The Vbeam laser treatment is also used for wart removal. The Vbeam is a pulsed dye laser that emits focused laser energy. The laser energy penetrates the skin and gets to the source of the wart. The heat effectively destroys the wart virus at the root, without affecting the surrounding skin.

Wart removal using the Vbeam laser only lasts a few minutes, but several sessions may be required.  The Vbeam laser is a safe and precise solution for getting rid of warts, and there is no downtime after the procedure.

If you’d like to learn more about the best medical treatment for wart removal, contact the skin care experts at Skin Care Center in Chicago, IL. Call us at (773-296-3636) in Chicago, or contact one of our other offices in Lake Forest, IL (847-234-6121)orGlenview, IL (847-901-0252).