A wart is a skin growth caused by some types of the virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than 100 known types of HPV. HPV infects the top layer of skin, usually entering the body through an area of broken skin. The virus causes the top layer of skin to grow rapidly, forming a wart.
Warts can grow anywhere on the body. They are most common in children and young adults. They often cause embarrassment and can even become painful. There are several kinds of warts and they can look and grow differently, depending on the location on the body.
Warts are easily spread by direct contact. You can infect yourself again by touching the wart and then another part of your body. You can infect another person by sharing towels, razors, or other personal items. After contact with HPV, it can take many months of slow growth beneath the skin before you notice a wart.
Our Dermatologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat warts. Under a proper care and treatment plan you can begin to take control of these troublesome growths! We use the latest topical, destructive, surgical and laser based methods to get rid of your warts.