Warts & Skin Tags
Common warts are skin growths caused by viral infection with the HPV virus. Warts affect the top layer of the skin, and are not usually cancerous. Warts are contagious and can be spread to others and to other parts of the body, which is why removal is recommended.
HOW CAN THEY BE TREATED?
Laser treatment is also used for wart removal and is good for stubborn warts around the fingers or plantar warts on the bottom of the feet. The laser works by directly destroying the HPV virus and cutting off the blood supply to the wart.
Cryotherapy (or cryosurgery) is the most common and preferred method of wart removal. This process uses liquid nitrogen spray (under -−346 °F) to destroy the wart virus directly and the skin cells that are harbouring the HPV virus.