Warts and How You Can Get Rid Of Them | Belo Medical Group

Are warts harmless? How do I get rid of them?

By Ysabel Vitangcol on February 28, 2024

Defeating warts isn’t just about knowing the direct treatments. Educating yourself is vital as well. This way, you know what are the best things to do first, if not how to prevent them too. Since there are a lot of misconceptions about warts, let’s tackle them one by one with facts from Belo S. Maison’s Dr. Princess Odita & Belo TriNoma’s Dr. Nicole Mondragon.

MYTH: Warts are genetically inherited or happen when you touch frogs.

Fact: Leave the frogs alone! They have nothing to do with warts. A wart is caused by a viral infection. When this virus strain comes in contact with the skin or mucous membranes, you get those ugly bumps. Warts are also not caused by your genes. 

If you encounter someone with warts, it can spread through that. For example, you accidentally used the same towel of someone with warts – it can transfer, too. Don’t worry, it can be removed!

MYTH: All warts are made the same.

Fact: There are different types of warts. Since they stem from a virus, and viruses come in more than 150 types, you can imagine how warts vary. There are genital warts and non-genital warts which are common warts, flat wards, and palmoplantar warts. 

Common warts are skin-coloured bumps and so are flat warts. The can be found on the hands and knees, face and neck. Palmoplantar warts are round rough bumps with smooth borders, usually found on the foot. 

MYTH: You can leave warts alone and they will go away on their own.

Fact: Not true. Some warts do go away naturally but they can exist for years. Also, it is not advisable to leave them alone, especially if they are palmoplantar. 

Warts, in general, can be unsightly and cut away from your confidence. Warts on the face can be particularly annoying and are indeed a beauty concern aside from a health issue. 

MYTH: All warts are created equal.

Fact: Since warts behave differently due to the virus that causes them, there are several ways to say good-bye to them. 

How can Belo treat your warts?

The Carbon Dioxide (CO₂) Laser is proven to be an efficient and effective wart zapper. It only takes only one session to get rid of warts. 

It involves cream anesthesia that is applied one hour before using the carbon dioxide laser. We target it precisely with the CO₂ Laser. There is minimal to no scarring involved due to the laser’s capability to treat exactly the affected spot. However, you may notice that your face will turn a bit red that may look like ant bites. This is because we target each part.

Facial warts only need five to seven days downtime before the scabs left behind are completely gone. For warts found on the neck and other parts of the body, you just need to allow 10 to 14 days of downtime. Most important thing to take note of is NOT to scratch them! Just don’t forget to apply sunscreen whenever you go out to give an added layer of protection!

Want to live wart-free? Call Belo Medical Group now at 8819-BELO (2356) or click here to book a consultation and get that clear skin. 

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