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What Causes Warts?

Warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). The virus causes the infected area of the skin to produce excess keratin, resulting in a rough bump. They are commonlyfound on the hands and feet but can appear anywhere. 

Wart Symptoms 

When the skin's surface is infected with HPV, the virus causes rough growths to appear. Warts are not usually painful, unless they are in an area of skin that catches on clothes or jewellery. 

What do warts look like?

  • Firm to touch and raised 
  • Varied sizes 
  • A rough texture 
  • Round in shape
  • Can appear in clusters or on there own. 

Treatments for Warts 

Cryotherapy - This treatment is offered in clinic by our skin practitioners, cryotherapy involves using liquid nitrogen to freeze off the wart. The cold temperature kills the cells within the wart, as well as constricting blood supply. This causes the wart to fall off.  

Excision - This procedure is performed by our Dermatologist, the wart is carefully cut out using a surgical scalpel. This procedure can be done under local anaesthetic and will require a small stitch in the skin. The wart is removed immidiately with this treatment.