Warts are growth on skin caused by infections with human papilloma virus, or HPV. In children warts go away on their own. In adults, they tend to stay and multiply. There are many types of warts, the most common of which is the flat wart.
At Belmeré Skin Centre, the flat warts which may appear in any area of the body are removed by electrocautery. Topical anesthesia will be applied which requires 30 – 45 minutes to numb the skin. After which, a tool with a thin, needle-like, hot tip will be touched on the wart. The actual electrocautery procedure will take from 15 to 60 minutes depending on the number of warts to be treated.
Scab will form over the wart treated. It will drop off by itself in 4 – 7 days depending on wart size, leaving a small reddish mark. Complete healing may take 1 to 2 weeks. Follow the post-electrocautery instruction to prevent infection or scarring.