Warts are a very common skin issue that brings many patients to the dermatologist each year. They may look worrisome, but warts are benign skin growths that are caused by the human papillomavirus (aka HPV). The virus, which can live in the bottom layer of the epidmeris, grows on the dermis (the top layer of the skin). Warts are contagious and are spread easily through contact with other areas of your skin or onto other people’s skin, which prompts people to want to have them removed immediately.
Types of Warts
The most common type of warts are:
While there are many over the counter (OTC) wart removal treatments, the best wart treatments for the quickest and safest removal are offered at the dermatologist. The methods we employ to safely remove warts are:
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