How does the treatment work?
The energy from the laser does two important things in eliminating the wart.
The laser energy likely destroys the virus that causes in eliminating the wart.
The laser energy eliminates the blood supply that nourishes the wart. It is also believed that the inflammation caused by the laser treatment increases the body immune response to the area which helps in eliminating the virus.
Is it painful?
Without any comfort measures laser wart treatment feels similar to a small snapping rubber band. There is no discomfort after the laser pulse. Numbing cream will be used. With these measures laser wart treatment is very comfortable.
Is there any downtime?
There’s no down time with laser wart treatment. However, if a blister were to occur we have specific instructions that we would have you follow until it is healed (usually 7-10 days).
What are the side effect?
The most common side effects include: redness and swelling. Occasionally a blister may occur. These side effects typically are mild and resolve in 7-14 days.
Are the results anticipated?
Depending on the location and size of the wart, results can take 1 – 4 treatments. Warts on the hands & feet and large warts may take 4 or more treatments for optimal results. Laser wart treatments are performed every 4 weeks.