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Wart Treatment: Effective Solutions for Clear Skin

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Newport Beach, our board-certified dermatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of warts, helping you achieve clear, healthy skin. If you're struggling with unsightly or painful warts on your hands, feet, or other areas of your body, our skilled team offers advanced solutions to eliminate these stubborn growths and restore your skin's natural beauty.

Understanding Warts

Warts are common skin growths caused by certain types of the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can appear anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the hands, feet, and face. Warts are typically benign but can be contagious, spreading through direct contact or by touching contaminated surfaces.

There are several types of warts, including:

  • Common warts (verruca vulgaris): Rough, dome-shaped growths that often appear on the hands, fingers, or elbows
  • Plantar warts: Hard, thick patches of skin with dark specks that develop on the soles of the feet
  • Flat warts: Smooth, flat-topped growths that can appear in clusters on the face, hands, or legs
  • Filiform warts: Thread-like growths that often develop on the face, especially near the eyes, nose, or mouth

While some warts may resolve on their own over time, others can be persistent, painful, or cosmetically concerning. If you have a wart that is bothering you or not responding to over-the-counter treatments, it's essential to consult with a board-certified dermatologist for professional evaluation and treatment.

Wart Treatment Options

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we offer a range of advanced treatment options for warts, tailored to your individual needs and the type and location of your wart. These treatments include:


Cryotherapy involves freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen, causing it to blister and fall off over time. This quick, in-office procedure is often the first-line treatment for common and plantar warts and typically requires multiple sessions for complete removal.


Electrosurgery uses a small electric current to burn off the wart. This method is precise and effective for removing stubborn or hard-to-treat warts, particularly those on the hands or feet. Local anesthesia is used to ensure your comfort during the procedure.


Excision involves cutting out the wart using a scalpel or curette. This method is often used for larger or deeper warts that do not respond to other treatments.

Laser Treatment

Laser treatment uses focused light energy to destroy the blood vessels that supply the wart, causing it to shrink and disappear. This advanced technique is particularly effective for resistant or recurrent warts and can be performed with minimal discomfort and downtime.

Topical Medications

We may prescribe topical medications, such as salicylic acid or trichloroacetic acid, to apply directly to the wart. These medications work by gradually peeling away the infected skin, encouraging the body to replace it with healthy, wart-free skin.

Our experienced dermatologists will assess your wart and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan based on factors such as the type, size, location, and duration of your wart, as well as your age, health status, and treatment preferences.

Preventing Warts

While not all warts can be prevented, there are several steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing or spreading warts:

  • Avoid direct contact with warts on yourself or others
  • Do not pick or scratch at warts, as this can cause them to spread
  • Keep your skin moisturized to prevent cuts and scrapes that can allow the virus to enter
  • Wear shoes or sandals in public showers, locker rooms, and pool areas
  • Do not share personal items like towels, razors, or nail clippers
  • Practice good hygiene by washing your hands regularly and keeping your skin clean and dry

If you have a weakened immune system or a history of recurrent warts, we can provide additional guidance on preventing future outbreaks and maintaining healthy skin.

Why Choose Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics for Wart Treatment?

At Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics, our board-certified dermatologists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating warts using the most advanced, evidence-based techniques. We prioritize your safety, comfort, and satisfaction throughout your treatment journey.

Our state-of-the-art facility in Newport Beach offers a welcoming, compassionate environment where you can feel confident in the care you receive. We understand that every patient's skin is unique, which is why we take a personalized approach to your treatment, ensuring that you receive the best possible results.

Schedule Your Wart Treatment Consultation Today

If you're ready to say goodbye to unsightly or painful warts and hello to clear, healthy skin, schedule your consultation at Balanced Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Newport Beach today.

Contact us to book your appointment and take the first step towards achieving your best skin yet. We look forward to providing you with the highest quality care and helping you regain your confidence and comfort.