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Laser wart removal

Warts are greyish, yellowish, or skin-coloured growths on the skin caused by the human papillomavirus. Warts can cause unwanted aesthetic discomfort.

There are several types of warts:

  • Common warts: most commonly formations on the skin of the fingers and toes, with a rough, greyish, squamous surface. They can also be present on other areas of the skin.
  • Plantar warts: found on the palms of the hands or soles. They differ from other warts in that they grow deeper into the skin, unlike other types of warts that protrude above the skin.
  • Flat warts have a flat, smooth yellowish or reddish surface. They are commonly found on the face, on the dorsal surface of the hands and on the skin of the thighs.
  • Seam warts: resemble a skin-coloured thread-like growth and are commonly found on the face (around the mouth, nose, chin).
  • Hairy warts: i.e. warts that grow around the fingernails and toenails, can resemble cauliflower, can be painful and in some cases even damage the growth of the nail.
  • Genital (anogenital) warts: a sexually transmitted infection characterised by skin-coloured soft growths in the genital area.

Usually warts are benign growths and their removal does not cause any problems. The good news is, that thanks to one of the most powerful lasers in the world – “Lumenis AcuPulse” and unique “SuperPulse” technology, removing moles is a completely simple and fast procedure! “Sapiegos Clinic” is the only private clinic in Lithuania that performs the removal of nevi with the “Lumenis AcuPulse: CO2 laser, which is appraised by a dermatological professionals as dermatological “Ferrari”.

About the procedure

The dermatological CO2 laser remains the gold standard for the removal of skin lesions, replacing the need for a scalpel. This laser is not only suitable for the removal of moles, warts, papilloma’s, keratoses and other benign skin growths, but also for the treatment of skin defects and scars corrections.

The CO2 laser takes its name from the carbon dioxide gas that fills the laser’s optical medium. The laser emits an invisible beam of 10,600 nm which is best absorbed by water. Since 70-90% of our cells and intercellular fluid is made up of water, this laser heats tissues to a temperature of 100 ℃, thus evaporating the water out of the affected skin structures and can safely and gradually remove the lesion. In addition, this device has a bleeding-stopping effect, which makes the procedure shorter and safer, and ensures a faster healing process.

Laser removal of acne has shown astonishing results, with approximately 95% of cases leaving no marks or scars and only the 5% leave slight skin changes. Laser removal of birthmarks takes a very short time, often even without the need for painkillers. This innovative laser, in comparison to traditional methods of mole removal – is a huge leap forward, which doesn’t require stitches to fix the wound, excludes often re-bandaging, and offers shorter recovery time.Laser wart removal at “Sapiegos Clinic” avoids all these problems by using only a patch and antibacterial ointment.

To achieve the highest standards, “Sapiegos Clinic” uses several laser technologies for effective results. Another technology is the German “Erbium:Yag Asclepion MCL1 Dermablate” laser, which has an ablative principle.

Am I a suitable candidate?

If you notice warts on your skin that bother you for aesthetic or psychological reasons, then you are the right candidate for this procedure. It is important to remember that warts are a viral disease, so partial or complete recurrence of the wart (recurrence in the same areas) is possible, in which case additional laser treatment is required after a set period. If you have any questions or doubts, doctors dermatovenereologists specialized in oncology working at Sapiegos Clinic are always ready to professionally advise, examine and recommend the best treatment for your case.

Am I a suitable candidate? Am I a suitable candidate?

Why choose?

  • Effective treatments with the “Lumenis AcuPulse” CO2 laser, one of the most powerful and fastest CO2 lasers in the world.
  • The treatments are carried out by professional doctors specialising in dermato-oncology.
  • A quick and painless procedure. Minimal thermal intervention. Easy healing period.
  • Avoids the risk of viral infection and new warts.
  • Excellent aesthetic results.
  • Before the procedure

  • During the procedure

  • After the procedure

A small amount of local anaesthetic is injected around or below the area which is going to be treated. It’s done using a thin needle. Even though local anaesthetic usually burns a little bit, the feeling is temporary and easily tolerated. Local anaesthetic will make the area numb, so the laser beam will be painless and won’t cause any discomfort during the entire procedure.

Laser beam is focused at the exact area that needs to be treated. As the laser beam passes through the skin, the lesion is exfoliated. An incredible control leads to precise doctor hand accuracy when removing skin derivatives. After the procedure, a wound is left in the area of the lesion, which is treated with an antibiotic ointment.

Care after this treatment is very basic – simply use an antibacterial cream or disinfectant twice a day. A scab forms at the site of the wound and, after it falls off, a healed pink spot is left, which gradually fades to the natural colour of the skin. Healing depends on the size and localisation of the lesion and usually takes 5-20 days.

The complication rate after laser mole removal is very rare. Sometimes the surface of the treated skin may be slightly raised or sunken compared to the surrounding area, the wart may grow back, and hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation may appear in the area of the removed lesion. It is therefore important to protect this area from direct sunlight for at least two months.

Remember:

  • It is not recommended to rub or scratch the treated area, because it can cause local inflammation and purulent secretion;
  • Make sure the hands are hygienic before applying the antibacterial cream on the treated area.

Prices

Laser removal of warts, molluscs and condylomas (1 pc.)

45 - 55 €

Removal of multiple derivatives up to 10 pcs.

190 €

Removal of multiple derivatives of 10 pcs.

280 €

F.A.Q
How long does it take to remove a wart?
The duration of the procedure depends on the type, size and location of the growth. In most cases, the removal of a wart lasts up to 10 minutes and the procedure itself is not painful.
Does the removed wart leave a scar?
As many as 95 % of warts are scarred. After the laser wart removal procedure, you can enjoy smooth and beautiful skin without any scars. Occasionally, there may be slight skin changes, but this is rare and the changes are not pronounced.
Who cannot have the procedure?
Laser removal of warts is not recommended for pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding. The procedure should also be postponed in people who have a fever or are feeling weak.
Why can a wart grow back after laser removal?
Warts are a viral disease caused by the human papillomavirus. The laser destroys the wart itself, but like other methods used to treat warts, it does not remove the virus. Therefore, the human immune system plays a very important role in containing and destroying the virus. Immunosuppression makes it more likely for warts to spread or regrow.
How can I prevent the spread of warts on my skin?
Wash your hands regularly, especially if you have had direct contact with a person with warts; do not scratch warts (if you have them); try to keep your palms and soles dry; use protective slippers in public changing rooms, saunas and swimming pools.
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