Warts and HPV Virus

wart removal before and afterWarts on the skin are caused by the human papilloma wart virus (HPV virus).

Some will disappear on their own after some time, while others will require treatment to clear them up.

Knowing that the wart is caused by HPV, many patients wonder whether the virus remains in the system. Some are concerned that this may mean recurring warts, while others more optimistically hope that it could offer some immunity in the future.

An expert explains:

After successful treatment, most people are not going to have problems with that wart in the future.

In others, the virus might remain silent in the skin, and a wart might reappear after several months or years. A person also might contract the virus again, and a different wart can develop.

Wart Removal

Wart treatment at home is a popular option, paring down the wart and using over the counter preparations containing salicylic acid. However, for stubborn warts, this can be carried out for months without seeing any improvement.

For fast and efficient treatment of unwanted warts, professional wart removal is a better option, offering stronger treatment methods for a more reliable results.

Treatment using  freezing, laser or surgical techniques is available at Skin Surgery Laser Clinic who have a selection of locations conveniently based in London and Bristol. All procedures are carried out by highly trained and experienced doctors and surgeons.

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.