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Warts differ from moles, in that they are caused by a keratin virus. The body’s natural reaction to the microbial invader causes a buildup of hard keratin from deep within the dermal layers. While this is rarely painful, it can prove to be cosmetically embarrassing.

If you have a wart on a highly visible part of your body, and you aren’t comfortable with the prolonged time table necessary for your body’s immune system to eradicate it, you should consider scheduling an appointment at Coastal Plastic Surgery Center’s clinic. While you might be tempted to experiment with a self-removal wart kit, your results could be mixed or it could potentially cause complications with skin damage, infection, and latent scarring.

Dr. Leon Goldstein and his team can assess the nature and severity of the offending wart. Once this is done, he can help you understand your possible treatment options. This could include freezing the wart with spot specific cryotherapy, or removing the unappealing wart with electrosurgery, a cantharidin treatment or surgical excision.

Once the wart has been removed, Dr. Goldstein will provide you with aftercare instructions. This might include applying a fresh bandage daily or the use of a topical antibiotic cream.

If you are in the Madison, Connecticut, or Providence, Rhode Island, area and you have an unappealing wart in a highly visible area, you should call 203-245-0350 to set up a consultation appointment at Coastal Plastic Surgery Center. Let our team help you today!