Caused by the HPV virus, warts are a contagious, painful skin issue for both adults and children. Here at Schaumburg Dermatology, our doctors offer many standard wart removal treatments for Palatine and Naperville area residents, including liquid nitrogen cryosurgery, antigen injections, and Intense Pulse Light. Wart treatment cost will depend on the warts location and size, the chosen removal method, and a variety of other factors.
Wart Removal Treatment Methods
When we consult with our patients regarding any sort of procedure, we evaluate all cosmetic skin issues to give the best treatment or combination of treatments needed. It is not your responsibility as the patient to know what treatment you might need, so we make sure that you are fully educated about your condition and options.
We offer various removal options so that we can tailor your treatment to your specific case. Our treatments include:
- Liquid Nitrogen Cryosurgery: Freezing the wart and then removing the frozen tissue.
- Antigen Injections: An injection under the skin that contacts the wart, causing the body to generate an immune response. This response will effectively remove the antigen and trick the immune system into attacking the wart as well.
- Intense Pulse Light: Concentrated heat damage to the wart that will kill the underlying blood vessels, thus starving the wart of nutrients and oxygen.
Warts occur when skin contact is made with the virus, causing an infection. They are more likely to develop on broken skin, so it is very important to keep your hands clean and cover any wounds. Warts are contagious and can be contracted through direct contact with someone else. Be sure to keep your hands clean and your skin healthy. To prevent warts from spreading to other parts of your body, do not pick at your warts and wash your hands immediately after touching one of your own.
Schedule a Wart Removal Treatment Consultation
If you need to have a wart examined, call Schaumburg Dermatology at (847) 534-0700 to schedule a consultation. We will assess the state of your wart and determine the best removal method for your specific case. We look forward to meeting with you!