Laser wart removal: what is the advantage of the technique?

The clinical manifestations of human papillomavirus infection are expressed by unsightly wart formations on various parts of the skin of the body. Today, modern medicine and cosmetology offer many different methods to remove these growths. But the most effective way is laser wart removal, which is suitable for both adults and children.

As evidenced by numerous reviews, benign formations on the skin are burned by a laser painlessly and quickly. For the procedure, modern equipment is used, which allows you to precisely adjust the necessary depth of treatment of tissues damaged by the growth of warts. This eliminates the occurrence of relapses and the formation of ugly scars.

Purpose of laser wart removal

On any part of the human body, various types of warts can be burned off with a laser beam. Such procedures are performed in specialized medical centers with the aid of high-tech equipment by highly qualified specialists. This method is considered to be especially effective in removing the following types of warts:

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  • plan;
  • to plant;
  • Common.

If there are no contraindications, removal of benign skin tumors with a laser beam is almost always prescribed when the formations are located in a prominent place. This is due to the high aesthetics of the procedure. That is, after the operation, healing occurs quickly and leaves no scars.

In addition, this method is indicated for those cases where it is necessary to remove a wart in a place that is difficult to access. This is directly related to the characteristics of the equipment, which provides easy reconfiguration for any part of the body. With the help of a laser beam, the papilloma up to 5 mm in size is cauterized. To remove large warts, it is recommended to use the electrocoagulation method.

Addendum! In children, warts can be removed with a laser only after reaching the age of five, and only if such formations cause discomfort. This is due to the fact that with the growth of the child and the restructuring of the child's body, the growths can disappear on their own.

How is laser wart removal performed?

The procedure to remove warts with a laser does not cause discomfort and is carried out for no more than 5-7 minutes. The event consists of the following steps:

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  • Anesthesia. If the wart formation has affected a large area of the skin, an anesthetic injection is given. But usually, the use of a special anesthetic ointment or gel is enough for pain relief.
  • Removal. A laser beam is aimed at the wart and the benign formation is burned away. It is absolutely not painful after anesthesia and the patient only feels a slight tingling sensation.
  • Processing. A small wound is treated with an alcohol-free antiseptic, instead of which a potassium permanganate solution can be used. After that, an antiseptic regenerating dressing is applied.

Addendum! You should know that if the buildup has deep roots, cauterization with a laser beam will be performed again after a few months. This prevents relapses from occurring.

To remove benign skin lesions, most often, various surgical CO2 lasers are used. Conventionally, they can be compared to a non-contact "scalpel". All actions are performed painlessly and guarantee total sterility due to the natural properties of the laser beam.

laser equipment for wart removal

When exposed to a laser beam in a wart formation, protein structures coagulate and layer-by-layer evaporation of damaged tissues occurs. That is, after this treatment, all cells affected by the virus die. The laser beam provides "welding" of blood vessels along the edges of the wound, which ensures a bloodless operation and excludes infection.

Addendum! You should know that for several weeks before laser wart removal, sunbathing or visiting a solarium is not recommended.

Contraindications for laser wart removal

Before removing warts with a laser, it is necessary to undergo an examination to confirm the good quality of the skin formation. Usually, a specialist only needs to examine the tissues under a microscope, but if in doubt, a biopsy may be prescribed.

Addendum! It must be remembered that cauterization of malignant tumors with a laser beam is strictly prohibited.

In addition, there are other contraindications, namely:

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding period;
  • Diabetes;
  • Epilepsy and other diseases accompanied by convulsions;
  • Immunodeficiency;
  • Skin hypersensitivity and intolerance to applied anesthesia.
  • Allergy to ultraviolet.

Addendum! During pregnancy, you can remove warts with a laser only if they cause discomfort. This may relate to plantar growths or formations located in places of friction. In this case, it is better to exclude the use of anesthesia, so as not to harm the unborn child.

Laser wart removal should be delayed if:

  • Fever caused by a bacterial or viral infection;
  • high pressure;
  • Exacerbation of chronic diseases;
  • Herpes exacerbation.

Restrictions after wart removal

After the wart is removed with a laser, a small crust remains at the treatment site and there may be slight redness and slight swelling around the wound. Within a few days after the procedure, it is not recommended to take any action, namely:

  • Forcibly remove the resulting crust after laser irradiation;
  • Apply any medical or cosmetic product to the healing surface;
  • Clean the wound after doing the procedures with water.
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Also, it is important after removing skin growths with a laser:

  • Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight until the wound is completely healed;
  • Do not visit common places like baths, saunas or swimming pools.
  • Avoid overheating or hypothermia of the treated areas of skin.

Subject to the rules of rehabilitation, you can count on the fact that the resulting crust will fall off on its own, after about two weeks. After that, within a month, the skin will recover completely and there will be no more traces.

The only downside to laser wart removal is the rather high cost of the procedure. But at the same time, the price depends entirely on the size of the accumulation, the depth of penetration of its roots, as well as the location of the benign formation. In this regard, we can confidently say that, in most cases, the removal of warts at the early stage of their development is quite affordable at its cost.