Liquid Nitrogen Wart Removal in Peabody, MA
What is Wart?
Warts are viruses that grow inside your skin. Most warts are harmless and painless but can last years and affect your appearance. However, some warts may be itchy and painful, especially when on the feet or palm. They may also be painful when you bump on them. Bumping on them can cause bleeding too. Warts come in many forms and show up in various areas of your body. Most importantly, they are highly contagious and if left untreated, could take months, years, or forever to disappear and can spread from one part of the body to another or from person to person.
Warts are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and can be spread through many different means. There are several types of this virus, however, only a few result in warts. The virus can live on different types of surfaces, such as doors, floors, fabrics, and furniture. The virus can also thrive in your skin for up to a year before a wart appears. For these reasons, it’s practically impossible to determine how one became exposed or where your wart came from. Although generally harmless, these benign skin imperfections can be bothersome, both for cosmetical and physical reasons. As many as 1 in 3 children and teenagers are estimated to have warts, but only 3 to 5 percent of adults. This is probably because the immune system becomes better able to prevent their development over time.
People with a weakened immune system are more likely to have warts.
Fortunately, we can treat it. Liquid nitrogen freezes and destroys warts. Cryotherapy, which is also called cryosurgery, is a very easy, effective, and comfortable treatment with low risks of side effects and minimal recovery time. To get rid of the wart, you need to schedule a cryotherapy wart removal with your doctor. Liquid nitrogen wart removal in a doctor’s office usually takes less than a minute. Cryotherapy is now available at our Century Medical, PC in Peabody.
What is cryotherapy used for?
Cryotherapy can be used to treat many skin conditions including moles, warts, skin tags, verrucae, pigmentation, age spots, and cherry angiomas. Cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen to remove unwanted lesions on the skin by freezing them with no scarring.
What are the side effects of cryotherapy?
Side effects tend to almost always be temporary. Some of the most common side effects include numbness, tingling, redness, and irritation of the skin. Healing is very quick with no scarring.
What should you avoid after cryotherapy?
For at least 10 days after treatment, don't scrape it off or scratch it until it completely heals.