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Warts services offered in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Punta Gorda, FL

If you develop warts on your skin that cause you to feel self-conscious, turn to Associates in Dermatology. With locations in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Punta Gorda, Florida, the team of board-certified dermatologists offers various methods for eliminating warts. Schedule a consultation by phone or online today to learn more.

What are warts?

Warts are bothersome skin growths that develop due to human papillomavirus (HPV). They aren’t usually a cause for concern but might embarrass you. They can become larger and spread to other areas of your body when not removed. If you’re tired of warts and want them eliminated, schedule an elevation at Associates in Dermatology.

What might warts look like?

Warts are usually flesh-colored, rough growths that vary in size and shape. They might contain visible tiny pinpoint dots, which are simply blood vessels that have clotted. 

Warts may appear flat or protrude from the surface of your skin. They may look gray, brown, skin-colored, or another color. While warts can appear anywhere on your body, they often grow on your feet, hands, face, or genital area.

What can increase my risk of having warts?

Warts are common skin growths and anyone can develop them, but the most common risk factors include:

  • Cuts on your skin
  • Being a child
  • Weakened immune system
  • Being an older adult
  • Autoimmune diseases

Avoiding contact with other warts and washing your hands after touching shared surfaces may reduce your chance of developing new warts. A risk factor for developing genital warts is having unprotected sex with a person infected with certain strains of HPV.

How does my specialist diagnose warts?

Your dermatologist diagnoses warts after examining them, reviewing your medical history, and discussing your lifestyle habits. They may view your wart with a magnifying glass or shave off the top layer. During a biopsy, your dermatologist sends a tissue sample to a lab for analysis.

How does my dermatologist remove warts?

Your dermatologist can eliminate warts using the following treatments:

  • Topical medicines
  • Laser treatments
  • Freezing
  • Immunotherapy 
  • Excision
  • Injections

They customize each treatment to your unique needs to increase the chance of a successful outcome.

How should I reduce my risk of warts?

To lessen your chance of developing new warts, wash your hands often and don’t pick at warts. Avoid walking barefoot in community areas like locker rooms, community showers, and pool decks.

Call Associates in Dermatology to schedule an evaluation or use the online booking feature today to remove warts.