Warts are skin lesions caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). They are unattractive and contagious spreading to other areas of the skin and to other people. Timely treatment by a dermatologist is both safe and effective. East Malvern Dermatology offers several options for wart removal including cryotherapy and topical treatments.

Cryotherapy involves the use of liquid nitrogen to freeze off the warts. This method is fast and healing is quick. While this method inflames the wart, it does not kill the virus; the virus is then destroyed by the body’s immune system.

Topical treatments can be helpful for wart removal. They include blister causing chemicals and some allergic causing chemicals which are applied to the wart to inflame and ultimately destroy it.