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Wart Removal

At True Dermatology, we are experts in the treatment of warts. Our team is dedicated to providing the most effective and individualized treatment plans for each patient.


Wart Removal

Wart Removal

What Are Warts and How Are They Caused?

Warts are common skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can affect individuals of all ages, but are more prevalent in children and young adults. Warts spread through direct contact with HPV, which can enter the skin through small cuts or abrasions. They often appear as rough, raised bumps and can develop on various parts of the body. There are several types of warts, including:

  • Common Warts: Usually found on the hands and fingers, these warts are rough and grainy in texture.
  • Filiform Warts: These warts are long and narrow, often appearing on the face, especially around the eyes and mouth.
  • Genital Warts: These warts appear in the genital and anal areas and are sexually transmitted.
  • Plantar Warts: These warts develop on the soles of the feet and can be painful due to their pressure points.

Topical Treatments

Topical treatments are often the first line of defense against warts. Over-the-counter (OTC) options include salicylic acid, which works by gradually peeling away the wart. For more stubborn warts, topical imiquimod is a prescription treatment that stimulates the immune system to fight the virus. Imiquimod should be applied under occlusion (covered with a bandage) from Monday to Friday, with a break on Saturday and Sunday to allow the skin to recover.

Liquid Nitrogen Destruction

Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is a common and effective method for wart removal. This procedure involves applying liquid nitrogen to the wart, which freezes and destroys the abnormal tissue. The treatment is quick, though it may cause a stinging or burning sensation. Multiple sessions are often required for complete removal.

Electrocautery and Curettage

For more persistent warts, electrocautery followed by curettage can be used. This procedure involves numbing the area with a local anesthetic, then using an electric current to burn the wart. Afterward, the dead tissue is scraped away (curettage). This method is effective for larger warts and those resistant to other treatments.

Other Methods

Other treatment options for warts include intralesional injections with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), which is an off-label use for recalcitrant warts. This chemotherapy agent can help destroy the wart by inhibiting cell division. Additionally, immunotherapy and laser treatments are available for particularly stubborn cases.

Expertise at True Dermatology

At True Dermatology, we are experts in the treatment of warts. Our team is dedicated to providing the most effective and individualized treatment plans for each patient. Dr. Sung has conducted extensive research on wart treatments and has published studies on determining the best options for different types of warts. For more information, check out Dr. Sung's research on wart treatment: Study by Dr. Sung.

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Patient success stories

Evlyn O.

As a teenager, I suffered from cystic acne which left some indented acne scars behind. I often felt self-conscious about those scars and decided to make an appointment with Dr. Sung after reading all his amazing reviews. I saw Dr. Sung for a cosmetic consultation and he attentively listened to all my concerns and recommended we try using fillers to fill in the small pits.

Dr. Sung and his wonderful assistant Mary made my first time getting fillers as comfortable and painless as possible. It has only been a few days since the procedure but I can already see a huge improvement in the appearance of my scars. I can finally feel confident in my own skin! Overall, I had a great experience at True Dermatology and would definitely return for all my skin needs. Dr. Sung is a kindhearted and highly-skilled dermatologist who really cares about his patients and I would highly recommend him to all my family and friends.

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I am an ER physician and a couple of weeks ago my nephew developed a skin condition that I had not seen before. I consulted Dr. Sung right away and sent him a picture. He replied in less than a minute with the diagnosis and treatment. I sent it to my nephews doctors who also didn't know what it was. They were able to confirm the diagnosis and start treatment right away.

Without Dr. Sun's quick diagnosis there would have been a delay of treatment and the infection could have spread to my nephews brain. Luckily it didn't and my nephew is back at home now laughing and playing as before. I went to medical school with Dr. Sung. He was the top student in our class all 4 years and I knew if there is anyone who would have an answer it was going to be him and he did. I knew that he is still the best and is always studying the latest research papers. This is the kind of dermatologist you want taking care of your skin.