Warts: Ugly Skin Growths


Warts appear in several forms, including common wart, flat wart, plantar wart, periungual wart, and filiform wart. They typically go away without treatment. But it can take many years for this to happen. Specific treatment routines vary depending on the form of skin growth and the individual. Shereen Timani, M.D. at Johns Creek Dermatology in Johns Creek, GA, is a board-certified expert in the treatment of warts,

Types of warts occur on specific areas of the body. A common wart most often occurs on the backs of toes, fingers or knees. A plantar wart is found to occur on the sole of the foot. A flat wart can occur on the face or legs and is often found in large numbers. A periungual wart is found under the base of the nail. A filiform wart will occur in a long shape on the face.


Common dermatologist wart treatments include cantharidin, cryotherapy, electrosurgery and curettage, excision, laser treatments and chemical peels. Cantharidin is used to apply a layer over the wart that will cause a blister to form underneath it. After approximately a week, during a follow-up appointment, Dr. Timani will remove the dead wart.
Cryotherapy is a freezing away of the wart. The downside of cryotherapy is the appearance of dark spots in people who have dark skin. Electrosurgery and curettage involve the process of burning the wart then scraping it away. Excision, laser treatments, and chemical peels are all ways to remove a wart that does not respond to more simple treatments.
If you are plagued with warts, no matter what kind, Johns Creek Dermatology is here for you. Contact our office to set up an appointment to determine the right treatment process for you. We are conveniently located to serve Suwanee, Forsyth County, North Fulton County, or Milton.

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