Looking to get rid of your warts or advice for removal?

Warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). There are several different types of warts. Warts can grow anywhere on the body but are most common on the hands. It is estimated one in twenty school children have warts.

Plantar warts are ingrown in the feet and are also known as verrucas. Mosaic warts are tiny and can spread all over the sole of the foot. Common warts have a raised surface with a cauliflower-like head. If the wart is touched or scratched the virus can spread to another area of skin. However, it can take up to one year for a new wart to appear.


Surgery for warts is usually quick and effective.

We offer both electrosurgery (burning the wart with an electrical current) and laser surgery (beam of light) options for our patients.

The most common types of surgical treatment for wart removal include:

  • Electrosurgery and curettage. Electrosurgery is burning the wart with an electrical current. Curettage is cutting off the wart with a sharp knife or a small, spoon-shaped tool. The two procedures are often used together.
  • Laser surgery. Laser surgery burns off the wart with an intense beam of light.

If you or someone you know has a wart that needs removing, please contact Dermatology Associates of Georgia today to schedule an appointment.


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