Having a wart can feel uncomfortable or even embarrassing, but you’re far from alone - warts are extremely common, affecting nearly 10% of the population worldwide.
If you’re concerned about a wart or would simply like to have it removed, Mt. Lebanon Dermatology Associates can help. We’ve been providing treatment for warts on hands, arms and other parts of the body for more than 40 years, and our patient-first approach allows us to tailor your procedure to your needs.
If you’re ready to help your skin heal, request an appointment with us today!
To successfully treat warts, our dermatologists offer a variety of leading-edge treatments, including topical medications, cryotherapy, and electrosurgery. Let the board-certified physicians at Mt. Lebanon Dermatology Associates help you remove your warts and restore your confidence. Contact us today for more information!
A wart is actually the result of a viral infection, specifically the human papillomavirus (HPV). This is why picking or scratching a wart can cause more warts to appear on another part of the body, as the virus can spread by skin-to-skin contact. Warts are particularly common in school-aged children, as well as patients who suffer from eczema and those whose immune systems are otherwise compromised.
Warts are not dangerous, and there is no risk of a common wart becoming cancerous. However, as previously mentioned, warts are caused by a virus, making them contagious. Some warts can also be painful, and may bleed when injured.
Although most warts will disappear on their own, there are several options for patients to remove a persistent or especially unsightly wart:
The Team at Mt. Lebanon Dermatology Associates is happy to discuss these and other options with you as part of your personalized treatment plan.
In most cases, warts disappear on their own, even without treatment. However, as is the case with most viruses, recurrence is more common in those whose immune systems are compromised. Smokers also suffer an increased chance of recurring warts.