Warts in Columbus, OH
Many people in the Columbus and Upper Arlington area consider warts to be one of the most embarrassing skin conditions. The growths are often associated with poor hygiene, and the situation is made worse because warts are contagious. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham understands the embarrassment you feel about having warts, and she can offer many treatment options.
What are Warts?
Warts are caused by a virus that can be spread to other people. Dr. Hicks-Graham will determine what type of warts you have, such as:
- Common warts
- Genital warts
- Plantar warts
Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV. There are more than 100 types of HPV, one of which causes common warts. Warts can spread to other areas of your body or from person-to-person. You can also contract the virus by touching an object that someone contaminated with the virus. Transmission typically occurs in breaks in the skin.
Warts Treatment Benefits
Treatment for warts will remove or reduce the growth. Warts can also be painful and challenging to treat without the guidance of a dermatologist.
What Areas Can Be Treated for Warts?
Common warts most often occur on the hands and fingers. Genital warts develop on the genitals, including the anus. Plantar warts occur on the feet.
What Can I Expect From Warts Treatment?
Dr. Hicks-Graham will recommend a treatment to remove the wart, such as:
- Certain types of acid that remove layers of skin
- Cryotherapy to freeze the wart and cause it to drop off the skin
- Laser treatment
Warts Treatment Preparation
Because warts are contagious, we recommend that you avoid situations that may transmit the virus. This includes person-to-person contact and using items that other people may use. You should also take steps to keep the warts from spreading to other areas of your body.
Warts Treatment Recovery
You may have a small area that needs to heal after your treatment for warts. Dr. Hicks-Graham will explain the recovery process after your warts treatment.
How Much Does Warts Treatment Cost?
Treatment for warts at Downtown Dermatology is likely covered under your insurance. You will have some out-of-pocket expenses. We accept payment by cash, check, major credit card and CareCredit® financing.
Is Warts Treatment Right for Me?
In addition to being contagious, warts are an embarrassing skin condition. The rough, fleshy, grainy appearance is easily noticeable by other people. At Downtown Dermatology, we can treat your warts and help you feel more confident.
Growths can indicate several types of skin conditions, so Dr. Hicks-Graham will ensure that you have warts and not another medical concern. If you have tried over-the-counter medications for your warts with little to no success, contact us to schedule a consultation.
Warts are one of the most embarrassing skin conditions amongst the residents of Columbus and Upper Arlington area. At Downtown Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham can offer treatment recommendations to eliminate your warts.