A single wart can negatively impact your self-esteem, and if you have several, then the impact on your personal confidence is even more damaging. The problem is that warts are very common, and they can appear almost anywhere on the body. A typical wart is caused by HPV, which can infect the top layer of your skin, and the virus gains entry through a break in the skin. Once the virus has reached its destination, it initiates the rapid growth of the top layer of skin. It’s quite common for warts to go away on their own, but many patients choose to have their warts removed with liquid nitrogen.
How Liquid Nitrogen Removes Unwanted Warts
During the treatment process, cryogenic fluid is used to freeze the wart, as for efficient freezing, it requires a substance that is very cold. The entire treatment process can be completed within just minutes. Before the liquid nitrogen is applied, we might trim back the skin on your wart, which is accomplished with a small tool.
If you’re considering this treatment option, it’s important to know that the skin can take some time to heal afterward. Generally speaking, healing may take about 2-3 weeks.
What to Expect
Most warts will need a series of treatments, which are spaced out a set amount of time apart. A major advantage of this treatment option is the lack of scarring. However, the treatment can cause a temporary blister to form.
When performed carefully, liquid nitrogen for warts carries a low risk for scarring. However, if your wart is very thick and needs several freezing treatments, it’s possible that the nerves around the skin will become damaged, and your skin might need significantly more time to recover.
If you’d like to fight back against unwanted warts, liquid nitrogen could be a viable treatment option, and it can be effective for sun damaged and pre-cancerous lesions as well.
When liquid nitrogen is used to treat a wart, the freezing and thawing kills the infected cells. Some patients experience minor side effects, and these effects don’t last very long. Unlike some alternative options, liquid nitrogen is easy to apply and efficient.
Liquid nitrogen serves as one of the best treatments for most benign skin lesions like unwanted warts. To learn more information, book an appointment at DermaNuva Skin & Health Care in Olds, Alberta. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation!