WHAT CAUSES WARTS?
Warts are small, benign growths that are typically hard, bumpy, or rough in texture and grow faster than normal skin. Their appearance may look similar to a callus or a solid blister that is brown or flesh-colored. A wart is typically painless, but they may be unpleasant to look at and deal with. If they grow in a spot where you regularly apply pressure, like bottom of your foot, they may cause minor discomfort or pain.
A wart is caused by an infection of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and even though they’re relatively harmless, they’re contagious and spread by skin-to-skin contact. They can occur anywhere on the body, most commonly on the hands, feet and genitals.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
A common wart (also known as vurruca vulgaris) can grow on the fingers, on the backs of hands and around the nails. They can have black dots that look like seeds (and are often called “seed” warts). They often feel like rough bumps. Foot warts (plantar warts) have similar characteristics, but they can grow in clusters on the soles of the feet. They will often feel as if you have a pebble in your shoe. Flat warts can occur anywhere and are usually smaller and smoother. Filiform warts often grow quickly around the mouth and on the eyes and nose. They look like long threads or thin fingers that stick out.
HOW DOES SURFACE MEDICAL ESTHETICS TREAT WARTS?
If you have warts that you’d like to remove, schedule a consultation at our practice in Hampton, New Hampshire. During your initial appointment, Tara Delle Chiaie will discuss cryotherapy with you. Cryotherapy allows us to freeze warts and other skin growths before completely removing them. The procedure is safe and extremely effective. To learn more, click here.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION IN SEACOAST NH
To get started with your skin consultation, give us a call at (603) 874-4541 or book online. We are located close to Newburyport MA, Hampton Falls NH, Rye NH, Portsmouth NH and Exeter NH, just to name a few surrounding towns. We can be conveniently found on Route 1 in Hampton, New Hampshire right off of 101.