Having soft, smooth skin without imperfections is synonymous with health and care. But as we age, or even due to genetics, infections, or stress, certain lesions or alterations, such as small warts, moles, or cysts, begin to appear on our skin.
Most warts are benign but may cause unsightly variations, not only on the face but also on our bodies. For this reason, the best thing to do in these cases is to have them removed through cosmetic surgery with the help of qualified professionals.
Here's everything you need to know about wart removal in Miami.
What is a wart?
Warts are hardened, viral growths on the dermis that can appear suddenly on different body parts. They are benign formations most commonly caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). However, it may occur due to other causes.
They come in various types, sizes, and shapes. In addition, warts are prone to appear in areas such as hands, feet, face, or genitals since they are the most sensitive parts of the body and the most exposed to scratches, sores, or dampness.
Removing them is pretty simple, depending on the type of wart. However, the easiest and fastest way is to seek cosmetic treatments, and the results are immediate.
Types of warts
Usually appear yellowish, slightly elevated lesions ranging from 2-4 mm in diameter. These typically appear on the arms, knees, and face.
Long, narrow bumps on the skin that varies in size from 1 to 2 millimeters. They may be yellow, brown, pink, or skin-toned. Often appear on the face and other areas of the body.
Common warts (or moles)
They often have black dots on the surface, referred to as "fisheye warts." These warts are prone to appear on the fingers, hands, elbows, and knees.
are small fleshy growths or bumps on or around the genital or anal area.
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What Causes Warts
Warts are usually caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus is very common, and there are more than 150 types of HPV, but only a few cause warts on the hands. Some variants of HPV are transmitted through sexual contact. However, most types are spread through casual skin contact or shared objects, such as towels or washcloths.
The virus is usually transmitted through skin lesions, such as scratches or sores. Warts can also spread on the fingertips and around the nails if you bite your nails.
Each person's immune system responds to HPV differently, meaning that not everybody who comes into contact with the virus will develop warts.
What is the best method for wart removal?
Wart removal in Miami varies from patient to patient, so it is recommended that you have an evaluation by a surgeon first to determine which type of procedure is right for you.
For warts removal, depending on the type of lesion and the depth it reaches on the skin, these techniques can be used:
Curettage (Traditional Surgery)
The root definition of curettage is to "cut out a wart." The verrucas removal surgery is performed by scooping the wart out of the skin through a scoop-like medical tool. Scalpels are also very commonly used by verrucas removal doctors.
The removal of warts with electrosurgery is performed using electrodes to eliminate warts from the skin. Through an electric pen, the electro "zaps" the warts leading to cell death. The growth dies by burning warts at high temperatures and falls off the patient's skin. The physician may use curettage to remove the remaining growth if it does not fall off.
Laser verruca removal
Laser wart removal is a state-of-the-art technology for treating recurrent warts. If your warts are not responding to surgical or electro-wart removal treatments, laser wart removal may be your best option. Also, if your warts are very large, this may be the first method to choose among your options.
There are different methods to remove warts with laser depending on the area of the body where they are located:
Warts on the Neck: These are caused by contamination; they spread by direct contact with objects you wear around your neck (for example, necklaces) and by touching or scratching the area. Removing them with a laser is very simple. It can be done in a single session under local anesthesia.
Warts on the Face: The most common treatment is a CO2 laser. It is performed under topical anesthesia in just a few minutes.
Warts on the Genitals: Laser treatment of genital warts offers effective results. It does not require hospitalization. It is very quick and painless and does not leave scars. Normal life can be resumed immediately.
Recovery after wart removal
The recovery time will depend from patient to patient and the wart size. Your surgeon will discuss the time needed for your recovery, which is usually very short and does not require much care, and when you can resume daily activity.
After surgery, patients will receive detailed instructions on how to manage any symptoms they may experience, how to properly care for the incision, and possible signs of complications. It is crucial to follow all instructions provided by the doctors at Avana Plastic Surgery to produce the best healing results.
Surgical Wart Removal Cost in Miami AT Avana Plastic Surgery
The average cost of Wart Removal in Miami can range from $100- $1,000 depending on the wart size, the treatment chosen, and the doctor's experience. For more information on pricing and financing options, contact Avana Plastic Surgery and call (305) 501-6000 today to restore the beauty of your skin!
Risks associated with wart removal surgery
Patients rarely experience significant risks or complications associated with this procedure. This surgery is usually performed without any significant problems. But just like any other surgical procedure, there are some complications that patients should be aware of.
Some of these possible complications include:
Allergic reaction to anesthetics
Bruising or swelling
Bleeding and infection
Frequently Asked Questions for Wart Removal
The process is quick and easy, and your surgeon will apply local anesthesia so you will not experience discomfort.
After the intervention, it is normal to experience skin reddening or swelling that will disappear a few days after the surgery.
Do not wear tight clothing on the day of the procedure and 48 hours after, as rubbing can irritate the treated area.
Do not scrub the treated area with a towel; dry it carefully. If swelling appears in the treated area, you can apply ice by placing it on a cloth (not directly on the skin). If scabs appear, do not pull them off.
Avoid contact sports or activities that cause excessive sweating for 72 hours until the wound is no longer red.
Oftentimes, the OTC wart treatments like salicylic acid can be successful if the patient is consistent and sanitary. If they fail to follow the directions such as soaking the wart for 5 minutes before treatment or filing down the verrucae before placing the salicylic acid, these treatments may become futile.
The most effective verrucas removal options include: Curettage (Traditional Surgery) which simply means to “cut out a wart” by way of surgical procedure, the Electrosurgery wart removal which utilizes electrodes to remove warts from the skin, and laser removal for warts is the cutting edge technology in the treatments of stubborn verrucae.
The average range of verrucas removal cost in Miami is between the ranges of $100-$1,000 depending on the size of wart, which treatment is chosen, and the doctor’s experience.
Unfortunately, warts are notoriously known for regrowth if proper after care instructions are not consistently followed. This is why it is important to select a doctor with extensive experience and to follow the aftercare instructions given by your doctor.
The HPV verrucas can only be transferred by way of a skin opening which includes dry skin cracks, cuts, or scrapes.