If you have warts on your face you will most likely want to get rid of them as soon as possible. Doctors’ procedures are the best wart remover treatments available for quick results.
If you have a wart that has not reacted to over-the-counter or natural remedies, you will want to visit your dermatologist to get your wart removed. Your specialist will find the best way to eliminate your wart based on its size and location.
Your specialist will try to start with the least painful and destructive solutions. However, warts are found to be resistant to treatment so other options may have to be tried.
Cryotherapy is a solution where your specialist freezes the wart with liquid nitrogen. The nitrogen is put on the wart with a spray canister or a cotton-tipped applicator. The nitrogen creates a blister around the wart. The dead tissue then falls off in about seven to ten days.
A chemically-based method that safely gets rid of warts on your face, incorporates a substance called cantharidin. Cantharidin is actually a chemical created by the green blister beetle. Cantharidin can’t be purchased over-the-counter. It’s a procedure that your doctor uses on the wart. He “paints” the chemical over the wart. A bandaged is then placed on the wart. This is usually a pain-free procedure.
Another procedure that is used to safely do away with warts on the face is called cauterization or electro surgery. This is a procedure where warts are surgically removed through burning and destroying the wart’s tissue using electrical means. It sounds painful; cauterization only causes minimal pain. Your skin specialist will usually offer you an anesthetic prior to doing the procedure. The anesthetic will numb the skin around the wart to minimize the pain.
Laser wart removal is a fairly new process that dermatologists can use to get rid of your warts permanently. When removing warts on your face, the dermatologist uses a laser called a pulse dye laser. The laser energy is aimed directly on the wart tissue. Most of the laser light bypasses the upper layers (“epidermis”) of the skin, and focuses on the small blood vessels that supply the wart near the “dermis” of the skin. You most likely will feel a small stinging sensation during the laser treatment.
Similar to cauterization, if needed, a topical or local anesthesia can be administered. A benefit of laser wart removal is that it is safe for children. Just like it is used to safely remove warts on the face, it can also be used to eradicate warts that are found anywhere on your body, even the more sensitive areas.
Discuss your concerns or questions about any of these procedures with your doctor. They will provide you with reliable information about how painful it might be. You should inform your doctor about your medical history of pain tolerance. That way your dermatologist can give you the correct amount of pain killer.
Now you can see that, there are medical solutions available to help you remove those warts on your face. Become informed and then say “Get Lost” to those embarassing warts.