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What are Warts?

The common wart is due to a viral infection of the skin by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

They are mostly quite easy to diagnose, but this can be confirmed if you see little black dots in the wart if it is pared back.

Many treatments are available but can be time consuming, disappointing or difficult, for example, ‘freezing’ them with liquid nitrogen, or applying wart paste (salicylic acid) and paring them back.

Sometimes in kids they can be ‘bought’ off or respond to hypnosis [1] – excellent if there are many.

Treating Warts with Laser

Laser treatment of warts is an excellent option that we have a long experience with at Skin Resus.

The YAG laser works to eliminate the wart in two ways, depending on the pulse duration and energy density settings chosen, resulting in a disruption of the wart’s blood supply via coagulation (photodermal effect) or via the abrasive (photomechanical) effect, weakening the structure and allowing it to simply fade away[2].

The same laser, recommended by dermatologists worldwide for it’s effectiveness, speed and safety, is used at Skin Resus to treat birthmarks, pigmentation, and even remove tattoos.

How many treatments will I need?

In most cases, just a single laser treatment is all that is required saving you the hassle and pain of repeatedly blistering or burning the wart off.

How much does laser wart removal cost?

<5 warts


5 - 15 warts


Wart examples

*Individual results may vary

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[1] Ewin DM. Hypnotherapy for warts (verruca vulgaris): 41 consecutive cases with 33 cures. Am J Clin Hypn. 1992 Jul;35(1):1-10. doi: 10.1080/00029157.1992.10402977. PMID: 1442635.
[2] Han TY, Lee JH, Lee CK, Ahn JY, Seo SJ, Hong CK. Long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser treatment of warts: report on a series of 369 cases. J Korean Med Sci. 2009 Oct;24(5):889-93. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2009.24.5.889. Epub 2009 Sep 23. PMID: 19794989; PMCID: PMC2752774.
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