Wart Removal – Warts are generally harmless, however it can be unsightly, inconvenient and sometimes causing pain. It is a tiny, rough-textured growth that can develop on any part of the body.
The growth of warts is due to human papillomavirus (HPV) family and it may resemble a solid blister or a tiny cauliflower in appearance. For warts that are grown on the feet (Plantar warts), it can be quite painful while standing or walking.
Warts are considered contagious and is transmissible through skin contact. For individuals with weaker immune system, the chances of wart growth is higher. Fortunately, there are a many methods to effectively remove warts in Singapore.
What is a Wart?
Warts are skin coloured growths that are scaly and unpleasant to the touch. It can come in different forms, such as; black, flat, and smooth in color and texture.
Typically caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin, warts are harmless and non-cancerous skin growths.
Warts will disappear on its own, however, it may take weeks and sometimes years. It is always advised to seek an experienced skin clinic to ensure the removal of warts.
Warts are characterised by the following signs and symptoms:
- Bumps that are small and flesh coloured that can grow in clusters
- Texture that is rough or gritty
- Lumpy fleshy lumps with black spots on them
- Skin strands that are both long and thin (filiform wart)
- Growths that are flat and smooth and that develop inward (plantar wart)
Can Warts be Removed?
Given that warts are contagious, it can be easily spread through skin contact or skin residue in common areas (showers).
You should seek wart removal if you are experiencing the following:
- Warts growth on the face or sensitive region of your body such as genitals or mouth
- Bleeding surface from the wart, causing infection or pus
- The wart brings you discomfort or pain, mentally or physically
- Changes in the colour of the wart
- If you are suffering from immune weakness such as HIV/AIDS.
Yes, warts can be removed through several methods. Most cases encountered are common warts and it can be easily removed through laser wart removal.
Wart Removal Singapore – How to Remove Warts?
All wart treatments are intended to irritate the skin in order to stimulate the body’s own infection-fighting cells, which then eliminate the warts.
The wart is scraped away layer by layer using medical-strength salicylic acid, applied topically. The additional advantage of activating the body’s immune system to fight the virus as well as promoting the growth of healthy cells in the treated area.
Laser Wart Removal
The wart is burned with a laser, which destroys the blood vessels within and surrounding it. The wart will ultimately die and fall off as a result of this procedure. Using Co2 Laser, it can effectively remove the warts.
The wart is burnt off with electrocauterization and scraped off with a curette after it has been burned.
Other Wart Removal Methods
Warts can be treated with a variety of medical procedures. However, no one treatment is guaranteed to be successful, and the recurrence rate remains high after treatment. Other wart removal methods are:
Surgical Excision – Using a scalpel to surgically remove the wart
Cryotherapy – Using liquid nitrogen to freeze warts up to -196, however it is painful and causes blisters
Imiquimod cream – Effective cream to stimulate immune system. It is suitable to treat genital warts
Laser Wart Removal Singapore
Similar to mole removal, CO2 Laser is an effective treatment option for warts that is generally reserved for the most persistent and stubborn warts.
Laser wart removal has high accuracy to target the wart with minimal bleeding. Topical anaesthesia will be applied to ensure patient’s comfort. Similar to any wart removal treatments, the recurrence of wart is still possible.
Our experienced doctors will assess your wart/s in order to recommend the best treatment options.
Wart Removal Price Singapore
Wart removal price in Singapore will usually range from $880 – $398 per treatment. It is important get get your wart assessed to determine the type of wart.
At Bio Aesthetic Laser Clinic we believe in price transparency and adhere to the highest standards of safety.
|Electrocautery Wart Removal||$250|
|Co2 Laser Wart Removal||$398|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. Can warts be prevented?
If you currently have a wart, there are techniques to prevent it from spreading to other regions of your body. Follow these easy instructions:
- Regularly wash your hands
- Try not to pick on the wart
- Wrap a bandage around the warts
- Keep your hands and feet dry at all times as moisture allows the fungus to breed
- When entering a locker room or community bathing facility, wear shower shoes (flip-flops).
2. How long is the wart removal treatment?
Most warts can be treated in a single session, but some stubborn ones may require 2 to 3 treatment.
Each treatment takes around 15-30 minutes or even up to 45 minutes depending on the number of warts to be removed.
3. What is the aftercare instructions and healing process?
The treatment area will take one to two weeks to dry out and fall out.
As different individual have different healing time, it will take one to two weeks for the skin to dry and recover.
It’s critical to carefully wash and sanitize the treated areas, avoiding scratching, rubbing, or irritating them.
4. Is the Wart Removal process painful?
Wart removal is a generally painless technique with little to no discomfort following treatment. Numbing cream can be used to ensure that the treatment process is as painless as possible.
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