Laser treatment for warts and verrucae utilises a clinical device which offers a highly targeted beam of laser light, which is aimed at the skin lesion. This laser beam heats up the blood vessels which destroys the blood supply to the wart. This in turn, starves the wart of blood and nutrients, so it dies and fall off naturally within 1 to 2 weeks. The laser’s heat may also attack the virus that causes the wart. This method usually requires a couple of treatments to be most effective.
The laser may feel like a rubber band snapping against your skin. Depending on how many warts you have and where they are, our doctors might give offer some topical anaesthetics to numb the area prior to the treatment. You will not feel much pain after the procedure is done. The lesion should heal fully in 2-4 weeks.
Recovery time depends on the location and number of warts removed. Healing usually occurs in 2 to 4 weeks.
Depending on the area, the length of time and severity of infection. Most patients need 3 or more treatments.
Warts can be removed. Unfortunately, there’s no cure for the viral infection that causes the warts. This means that the warts, especially in the genital area, may come back even after they have been removed.
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