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Plantar warts are a result of the Human Papilloma Virus (typically HPV type 1), and display as a lesion on the sole of the foot, which can become uncomfortable and ultimately affect one’s walking capability.
In this case, or as a preventative method, it is necessary to remove the wart whilst sparing the surrounding tissue. If treatments are performed too abruptly or invasively, excess scar tissue can form, which poses similar disadvantages to the wart itself.
Warts are extremely common, with over 50% of the population being affected at some point in their life, usually becoming visible with a weakened immune system, trauma to the feet, or use of public facilities such as showers and pools.
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Types of warts
These round and lumpy skin lesions can appear on the skin of children and adolescents and sometimes children which most of the time can appear on the palm of the hands, knuckles, around the nail , knees or in a large group of warts close to each other.
These warts look round and flat and often do appear on face and the back of hands.
Occur on the soles of the feet and occasionally on the palms of the hands. They are found most commonly in older children and adolescents.
The wart virus is thought to be transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact or by contact with contaminated surfaces (for example, floors).
Incubation & Infectious period
Wart Incubation & Infectious period
(time between becoming infected and developing symptoms)
Incubation can vary from 2-3 months up to 20 months in some cases.
(time during which an infected person can infect others)
Infectious period is unknown, but it can continue as longs as wart does exist.
Wart Removal Treatment
Over the counter treatments for warts include the use of salicylic acid based products, and the use of freezing aerosols to destroy the tissue, in the hope of also destructing the wart; however these treatments can pose significant tissue damage and risk, as well as questionable efficacy.
A new advance in technology allows clinicians to use the Lamprobe machine as an effective, fast, safe and minimally damaging treatment for the removal of not just typical or plantar warts, but also many common skin irregularities such as skin tags, telangictasia, solar keratoses, and milia.
Lamprobe combines radio and high frequency waves, and through an attraction
to fluids (such as sebum, cholesterol etc.), dries out and breaks up the lesion. Compared to cryotherapy (freezing off the lesion) generally performed at your GP, which can be ineffective and fairly superficial, lamprobe has the ability to shatter the particles within the wart, and poses a higher risk of destroying the lesion.
In most cases we prefer to use our latest Fotona Dynamis Erbium Nd Yag laser technology combined with our Dynamis Nd Yag laser to be able to penetrate deep enough into the dermis layer of the skin and further damage the lesion in order of long term or fully permanent removal of the wart. After the procedure we recommend our clients to keep their skin clean and apply a topical antibiotic cream to avoid possible infection. The treated area may take 7-14 days to fully heal in some cases.
Cost can start from $150 and up which is determined based on the size, condition and the location of the wart which can wary from person to person. Consultation is necessary and needs to be made to asses the area and choose the best possible approach.