Skin formations – fibroma, seborrheic and viral warts, condyloma, etc.

The majority of people suffer from the occurrence of warts in a given period of their lives. They affect both sexes equally. Although they do not pose a risk to health, rather being a cosmetic defect, they are a problem very hard to remove, easily transferred to other body parts and can cause pain from motions in certain areas. At Derma-Act we treat warts with an innovative laser technology, which guarantees permanent elimination, without pain and scars.

What are warts?

They are flat or elevated benign lesions on skin caused by human papilloma virus (HPV). The strains accountable for warts are low-risk (i.e., they are not oncogenic) and the most common are HPV-1, HPV-2, HPV-3, HPV-4, HPV-7 and HPV-10,26-29; 41 and others.

Warts are highly contagious, easily increase in number, and are transferred by contact from one body part to another.

With the innovative technology of our CO2 laser (Ecomed ultrapulse ; Quanta Youlaser MT) we can eliminate them painlessly and effectively, without leaving scars, with a minimal number of visits thanks to our precise settings which are applicable to different skin formations.

Types of warts

Common warts (Verruca Vulgaris)

They are found mainly on fingers, palms, under the nail plate. However, they may appear also on the face, eyelids, knees, and elbows. Their typical appearance is a small rounded bulge with the same color as theskin and a rough hyperkeratotic surface. A predisposing factor is dry skin.

Plantar warts (Verruca Plantaris)

They are located on the feet, the lower and lateral surfaces between the toes. They cause discomfort and pain when walking. They are likely to grow into the skin. Externally, they are a calloused surface on the skin with a tendency to grow both to the surface and in depth.

Flat warts (Verruca Plana)

They are found mainly on the face, arms and lower parts of the legs. They are very typical in children and adolescents. They are flat lumps with the same color as the skin or red colour and a smooth surface, with a very fast distribution.

Treatment

The diagnosis is established after an outpatient examination, and the localization and medical history point to a diagnosis. БWarts may in rare cases be subject to self-healing.

Selection of treatment – it depends on the depth of the lesion, the integrity of surrounding the skin and accompanying complaints. We can administer treatment with liquid nitrogen, curettage or laser treatment – CO2 laser. Our aim is to directly burn lesions and hyperkeratotic skin with a minimal recovery period and discomfort for the patient. If needed, we also give advice for home keratolytic and antiviral treatment under the surveillance of a specialist. When the lesion is completely destroyed with a CO2 laser, a surface wound remains on the site, which the patient treats with a local antibiotic and a photoprotective cream (if the lesion is on the face) at home.

Preventive examinations are scheduled in the coming months, in order to control relapses. With detailed and systematic monitoring at Derma-Act, we permanently remove warts and their recurrences.

Other formations subjects to similar tratment

Genital Warts (Condylomata acuminata)

Infection of papilloma viruses on the mucous membrane of the genital organs. They represent vegetation with a typical surface compared to cauliflower. They are typical for adulthood and are often sexually transmitted. They are small red nodes that grow in number and size, with a trend to easily ulcerate their surfaces.

Fibromas

They are characterized by slow growth, well separated from surrounding skin and witha pale pink color similar to healthy skin. They can have soft or solid consistency. Solid fibromas usually have a large contact surface, while soft fibromas are attached by a “pedicle”. They often spread to the neck, armpits, chest, under the mammary glands or belly, onsites subject to chronic friction. It is believed that HPV-2, insulin resistance, high triglycerides as well as hormonal stimulation – fast spread during pregnancy, play a part in their occurrence.

Seborrheic keratosis, senile warts ( verruca seborrhoica)

Seborrheic keratoses are benign skin formations that most often involve the skin of the face, neck, décolletage, abdomen and back. It is believed that the cause of their appearance is a genetic predisposition. At first they appear as small, circumscribed, slightly yellowish, flat papules. Over time, they grow, changing their color to a brownish or even black color. Due to the retention of horn cells in the epithelial crypts, comedo-like black plugs are formed. To the touch, they have a rough, part of them – with a crumbly surface. They are usually multiple and increase in size and number over time. In places of friction, where they are more concentrated, a feeling of itching may appear or become inflamed. The removal of seborrheic keratoses is has a short recovery period and does not disrupt the patient’s daily activities.

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Sebaceous hyperplasia is an enlargement of the sebaceous glands. It is most often observed on the skin of the forehead, nose and cheeks, in middle-aged people. Sebaceous hyperplasia appears as small yellowish or skin-colored bumps up to 3 mm in diameter. They are not painful and the condition is harmless. Their appearance is associated with excessive oiliness of the skin, genetic predisposition and exposure to the sun.

In the event of the appearance of a new formation, in case of rapid growth or change in the shape, size and color of old formations, it is good to plan a prophylactic consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Warts are a very common skin condition that is caused by strains of HPV virus. They can be transmitted at any age, mostly in school-age children. People with a weakened immune system are also at a high risk of the occurrence of warts. Patients taking immunosuppressive drugs are particularly susceptible since lesions are more stubborn and numerous in them.
They are transmitted by skin contact, especially when the skin is wet or damaged. One of the most common ways of transmission is a contact of damaged skin with contaminated surfaces in swimming pools and gyms.
  • Frequent hand washing;
  • Change your socks daily if the wart is on your feet;
  • Cover the wart with waterproof gauze when bathing or swimming in the pool;
  • Be careful not to injure the wart when shaving in case the wart is on the face.
  • Do not share your towel, socks or shoes;
  • Do not bite your nails or fingers;
  • Do not walk barefoot in public places;
  • Do not scratch, pick or press warts.
It is possible in people with a good immunity. Nevertheless, a visit to a dermatologist and monitoring of lesions is recommended due to their fast spread.

Compared to the most traditional methods of curettage and cryocoagulation, the treatment of warts with a laser is painless and effective, leaving no scars. This is the safest and most effective method, because the laser acts specifically on the lesions without affecting the adjacent skin. The treated area heals very quickly and remains in an excellent aesthetic appearance.

The recovery period is very short. The only recommendation is to apply recovering cream for a few days for faster healing in the area.

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