Warts are common skin growths that may cause discomfort, are unsightly and may spread locally and to others. Dr. Keith Llewellyn offers wart removal for residents of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Solvang, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, and the surrounding areas of California.
A wart is a growth on the skin that is caused by a virus. The virus causes the skin to proliferate and develop lumpy, rough growths that may be isolated or grow in clusters. Warts most often grow on the hands and feet, but can happen on any part of your body, including the face and genitalia (genital warts). Warts can grow, spread locally and to others. They may cause discomfort. We recommend that you have your warts professionally treated by a dermatologist.
Dr. Llewellyn first needs to examine the growth on your skin to determine if it is a wart or another skin condition. If you do have one or more warts, he will put together a treatment plan to treat your warts. The cost of your wart removal is based on a personalized plan of care, so we can provide this information after the appointment. Payment options at Aloe Dermatology are cash and major credit cards. You can learn more on our financing page.
The virus that causes warts is spread through contact, so you can spread warts to other parts of your body or other people. They may also cause pain and discomfort. Because warts are contagious, often grow larger and may cause discomfort, we recommend treatment for anyone who has warts.
If you have a rough warty growth that is enlarging, spreading or becoming inflamed and tender you would be a candidate for wart removal.
While treatment recommendations vary, these lesions are usually frozen off with liquid nitrogen at the time of your visit. It takes only a few seconds to freeze a lesion. Afterwards, the treated area tends to turn red and swell up similar to a bug bite. Sometimes a blister may form. The area eventually turns dark, scabs, and peels off. The healing process takes around seven days if performed on the face. Other areas of the body can take between 10-14 days to fully heal.
If you have developed new rough bumps that you suspect may be warts, schedule a consulation with Dr. Llewellyn. A dermatologist can provide an accurate diagnosis and implement treatment plan to remove your warts. Aloe Dermatology offers wart removal for children and adults in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Solvang, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, and the surrounding areas of California. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.