Warts in Palm Beach Gardens & Stuart, FL
Warts can be difficult to treat at home, and can even spread if they are not addressed promptly. At Florida Dermatology Specialists, we offer a range of wart removal treatments to help patients find lasting relief from warts. We welcome patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart and Jupiter, FL.
What Causes Warts?
Warts are caused by a viral infection in the skin, specifically that of the human papillomavirus (HPV). This virus is spread through physical touch, and often enters the body through breaks in the skin such as cuts or hangnails. As such, warts are contagious and should not be picked at, as it can assist in spreading the virus to yourself and others. While some warts can become painful, they are generally harmless. Patients who are struggling with warts that are persistent or spreading may want to consult a dermatologist for treatment.
How are Warts Treated?
Some warts will eventually disappear on their own, but treatment can eliminate warts much faster and prevent them from spreading any further. While there are at-home and over-the-counter treatment options available, dermatologists can offer a wider range of treatment options that have higher success rates. In-office treatments include:
- Cryotherapy, or freezing the wart
- Prescription topical medications
- Surgical excision/removal
- Laser treatments to burn off the wart
How Much Does Wart Treatment Cost?
The cost of wart treatment at Florida Dermatology Specialists can vary depending on the strategies involved and the extent of treatment needed. In most cases, your treatment may be eligible for coverage by health insurance. During your initial consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan and assess your insurance coverage to determine the exact cost of treatment that you will be responsible for.
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What Can I Expect from Wart Treatment?
Most of the wart treatments outlined above work quickly, reducing or eliminating warts within a few weeks of treatment. Depending on the size and number of warts present, some patients may need ongoing or multiple treatment sessions to fully eliminate them. Furthermore, patients should be prepared for warts to recur after treatment. This is because the underlying virus causing warts may not always be eliminated with the warts themselves. In all cases, Florida Dermatology Specialists is prepared to help you find an effective treatment solution for overcoming warts and maintaining clear skin.
Why Choose Florida Dermatology Specialists for Wart Treatment?
Florida Dermatology Specialists is the premier practice for wart treatments. Our team of dermatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating all diseases of the hair, skin, and nails. Led by Dr. Richard Krathen, board-certified Dermatologist, board-certified Micrographic Dermatologic Surgeon, and fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon, we offer the most effective solutions for removing unwanted warts.
If you are seeking wart removal treatments in Palm City, Okeechobee, North Palm Beach or the surrounding areas of Florida, contact us today. We’ll help you schedule your consultation and get started with treatment. Florida Dermatology Specialists has offices located in Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, FL.