Warts are common skin growths caused by certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Though relatively harmless, warts affect the look of your skin. The experienced team at Thomas Dermatology, with two locations in Las Vegas and one in Henderson, Nevada, as well as offices in Bullhead City, Kingman, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, provides many treatment options for warts to improve your skin’s appearance. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.
Warts are a skin infection that causes rough, bumpy growths to appear on your skin. They may develop anywhere on the body but most often affect the hands, feet, face, and knees.
Warts occur when you come in contact with the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a highly contagious virus. You can get warts when you touch a wart or touch something that came in contact with a wart, such as a door handle or shared towel. The virus then enters your body through a cut or break in your skin.
Warts affect people of all ages but are more common in children.
There are many types of warts. Each type of wart may vary in shape, size, and location. Knowing the type of wart you have helps ensure you get the right treatment.
Wart types include:
Common warts are hard, raised bumps with a rough surface. These types of warts may affect any area of your body but are most often on the hands and knees.
Flat warts appear as smooth, flat lumps. They most often affect the face and forehead.
Filiform warts cause thin, threadlike growths. These types of warts may appear near the eyelids or lips.
Plantar warts are on the bottom of the feet. They appear as hard, rough patches of skin that resemble a callus.
Genital warts affect the genital area and appear as gray or white rough bumps.
Your warts may disappear on their own without treatment. However, for stubborn warts or warts that affect your appearance, the team at Thomas Dermatology offers many treatment options, including:
The team may recommend multiple treatment sessions spaced out over several months to get the best results. Your provider works closely with you to develop a treatment plan that best fits your needs.
Warts come in different shapes and sizes. Before trying over-the-counter medications to get rid of your warts, schedule an appointment at Thomas Dermatology by calling the office nearest you or booking online today.