A wart is not only an unpleasant skin defect, but also a complex disease that needs complex treatment. The root cause of the growth of papillomas is a virus sleeping in the human body. Laser wart removal is a safe modern method. It is used all over the world: rapid healing and minimal risk of recurrence makes it possible to remove warts in children and adults without consequences.
A modern method of removing warts
A prerequisite for the appearance of warts is a reduced human immunity. The growths grow rapidly and can form entire clusters. You can get infected with the papilloma virus - the root cause of the disease - through contact with a sick person or through his personal belongings. Whatever the reason for the appearance of warts, they must be dealt with. The first stage of complex treatment is the removal of all formations on the skin.
Modern methods of wart excision include radio wave and laser removal. Destruction of a neoplasm on the skin with a laser is the simplest and most painless procedure that guarantees a stable result. A mini-surgery is performed using local anesthesia and without additional long-term preparation. Delicate removal of the build-up is carried out in a specialized office and only by an experienced doctor. The stages of the procedure and the qualifications of the doctor are a guarantee that there will be no recurrence of the disease in the near future.
What kind of warts are laser removed?
Papillomas can differ in appearance and location on the human body. Warts affect the arms, legs, back and face of both adults and children. There are no age restrictions in patients suffering from papillomatosis. With the help of laser therapy it is possible to remove plantar warts. These are neoplasms on the foot, developing in the horny part of the skin. Layering, dead skin turns into a seal with a visible clear rod in the center.
With the help of a laser, common warts are removed: outgrowths of a dense structure of a rounded shape. Such warts differ from skin color (they are much darker). Over time, common warts increase in size and annoy a person: they bring severe discomfort and periodically hurt.
Laser therapy is used to remove flat warts. The size of small formations is no more than 1 cm. The growths have a flat structure and from the side resemble skin-colored nodular formations. Flat warts do not rise much above the skin and rarely cause discomfort to a person. Before prescribing a laser technique for removing the growth, an accurate diagnosis is determined - the wart and its type are examined.
Advantages of the procedure
During the initial examination, the status of the neoplasm should be established. If it is not malignant, it can be removed by one of the modern methods. If we are talking about warts on the feet, their removal is carried out in several stages - such formations often have rods that grow into soft tissues. On the feet, warts constantly hurt and cause discomfort while walking. Only with the help of the laser method, the removal of such warts is carried out in one stage, and it allows you to quickly recover after the procedure.
Root calluses are difficult to remove without subsequent recurrence: simple surgical excision is ineffective. Laser therapy helps to destroy all virus-infected cells, even those that are not visible to the naked eye.
The advantages of laser therapy include: the speed of the procedure and the speed of recovery. In total, the removal of the build-up takes no more than half an hour, depending on the complexity of the neoplasm and the number of warts. The minimum number of contraindications makes laser therapy universal and safe for children. The procedure is allowed from the age of 5.
The painless procedure is suitable for people with hypersensitivity: a small amount of medicines and painkillers are used to excise the wart.
After laser therapy, there is practically no scarring or hard scars on the affected area of the skin. Fast recovery and a low likelihood of complications are the main advantages of the procedure in comparison with other modern techniques. Innovative equipment allows you to carry out a mini-operation without tangible discomfort for the patient. Rehabilitation of the patient is carried out at home in the usual conditions for him.
Contraindications for this procedure
There are a number of contraindications to an effective technique. In preparation for the mini-operation, the patient undergoes a complete examination of the body. Based on the results obtained, the attending physician evaluates further treatments and risks for the patient. Contraindications for laser therapy:
- skin rash and herpes;
- advanced dermatitis;
- high blood pressure;
- acute respiratory diseases (the patient has a weakened immune system after past illnesses);
- malignant diseases.
A pregnant woman should refuse the procedure: if possible, laser therapy is postponed until the postpartum period. If a rash of unknown origin appears on the human body, it is necessary to wait a little with the removal of warts. Systemic diseases are direct contraindications to a mini-surgery.
Thyroid disease precludes the use of a laser beam to remove a nasty wart. Allergy to the sun is a rare disease that does not allow for a laser procedure: in such cases, the fight against warts is carried out using radio wave therapy. Severe renal and hepatic insufficiency is a contraindication for mini-surgery. Before using modern techniques, it is necessary to take into account all contraindications that can cause serious complications in an adult or a child.
How the procedure is performed
The procedure is carried out under sterile conditions. Previously, the patient takes blood and urine tests. Based on the results obtained, the type of anesthesia used and the pain medications that will be needed during laser therapy are determined. The non-invasive method excludes any contact with the skin: the person is located on a comfortable couch in a lying or sitting position. A drug is injected on the sides of the wart, which should reduce any pain.
After 5-10 minutes, the injected drug begins to act. The laser beam acts on the growth for several minutes. After the procedure, the affected area of the skin is treated with special agents and a bandage is applied.
A half-hour operation does not require hospitalization of the patient: immediately after laser therapy, the patient goes home on his own.
Skin treatment and re-dressings are performed at home. During the procedure, the possibility of bleeding is completely excluded. If there is no cut on the skin, infections or pathogenic microorganisms cannot penetrate into the wound - secondary postoperative infection is excluded.
Rehabilitation after laser removal
Healing of the skin area affected by the wart directly depends on the procedure performed. The high-tech laser is completely sterile (bactericidal). It acts on the skin and does not cause inflammation - for this reason, there are no scars or noticeable scars on the body. On the laser-treated area, the causative agent of bacteria or viruses is completely destroyed. Immediately after the procedure, a slight discomfort may be felt under the bandage, which soon disappears.
The skin is completely restored within 2 weeks (up to a month in immunocompromised people). A hard crust forms on the treated area: healing occurs under it. Once the underlying skin has healed, the crust falls off without further damage.
The crust lasts for about 10 days and does not cause any discomfort to a person. New skin appears in the third week after the procedure.
Home care includes occasional skin treatments. The patient treats the crust and the skin around it with disinfectants. In no case should the crust be torn off or soaked - it is a protection for new skin.
Fungus or infection can occur due to accidental injury. Such a consequence does not allow the wound to heal, and soon a new wart appears.
Do not sunbathe until new skin appears: the crust must not be exposed to ultraviolet rays. Do not visit the sauna or solarium during the rehabilitation period. Avoid visiting swimming pools or open water bodies. It is not allowed to treat the skin after laser therapy with cosmetic products.
Alcohol-containing products that dry out the crust are dangerous for the skin. The behavior of the patient after laser removal of the build-up determines the speed of its recovery.