Warts can appear nearly anywhere on the body, from the elbows and knees to the bottom of the feet. At Fayette Area Dermatology in Fayetteville, Griffin, and Zebulon, Georgia, board-certified dermatologist James Sandwich, MD, MPH, and Laura Bush, DMSc, PA-C, offer treatments for all types of warts. Call Fayette Area Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about warts.
Warts are small growths that typically appear dome-shaped. Common warts, which often develop on the hands, knees, and elbows, can resemble heads of cauliflower. Other warts appear flat and are difficult to diagnose without a professional skin evaluation. No matter the type of wart, Fayette Area Dermatology has the right treatment for you.
Fayette Area Dermatology offers treatment for all types of warts, including:
Common warts are raised and grainy growths that develop in areas of broken skin. You may have a single wart or a small cluster.
Filiform warts are long and narrow. They look similar to skin tags and typically form on the eyes, face, lips, or neck.
Flat warts appear on the forehead or face. While slightly raised, flat warts typically blend in with the skin. They’re either flesh-colored or white and are common in children and teens.
Plantar warts develop on the bottom of the feet. They appear in weight-bearing areas, such as the bottom of the heels, balls of the feet, or toes. Covered by a thick layer of skin, a plantar wart isn’t always apparent. Unlike other types of warts, these growths can cause pain and discomfort when you stand or walk.
Genital warts can appear anywhere on the penis, vagina, or anus. Most genital warts grow in clusters. They typically start small, but most continue growing larger over time. Genital warts are highly contagious and sexually transmitted. They can even spread to the mouth, so it’s important to avoid sexual activity if you have one of these growths.
Subungual and periungual warts are small growths that form around the fingernails or toenails. These rough bumps can interfere with your healthy nail growth without treatment.
Depending on the type of wart you have, the team at Fayette Area Dermatology may recommend:
Cryosurgery uses liquid nitrogen or nitrous oxide to freeze and remove warts.
Electrosurgery cuts through a wart with electric energy to kill the tissue and the blood vessels that supply it.
Laser surgery uses an energy-based device to heat the wart until the tissue dies. The wart naturally falls off.
Salicylic acid can dissolve the proteins inside the wart tissue to slowly remove it. The team offers patches, gels, pads, and drops to eliminate the wart within 4-6 weeks.
To learn more about warts, call Fayette Area Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today.