Warts are rough patches of skin that are usually caused by a viral infection. Most warts can be treated with Cryosurgery, which involves freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen causing little pain, after which the wart and surrounding dead skin fall off by itself. If it is not removed then it is possible to treat warts using the same techniques employed for the removal of moles.
At The Skin Doctors, moles and warts are removed under topical anesthesia using gel or local anesthesia in rare cases. In the procedure, the Radio Frequency (RF) machine is used.
What can I expect later?
Because the skin is not cut through full thickness there is no need for stitches. The skin is given the chance to heal with minimal to no scarring. The wound is like a shallow graze. Initially, it is covered with a small Band-aid type dressing. The skin heals in around one week. It will be slightly pink for a few weeks before settling down. Some moles and warts will heal with virtually no scar at all others may have a slight area of decreased pigmentation. There is said to be a slight recurrence rate of the mole in some people. These patients usually opt for the same treatment rather than having an excision with a scar.