What are warts? What causes warts? Are warts contagious?
Warts are local growths in the skin caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. There are over 100 types of HPV. Some HPV types infect the genital and oral mucosa and produce large masses, some of which may become cancerous. Other HPV types are responsible for benign common skin warts that are not associated with cancer. Although warts are considered to be contagious, it is not uncommon for just one family member to have them. In addition, they often affect just one part of the body (such as the hands or the feet), but they can be spread to other areas by picking them. The form taken by the wart infection seems to be dependent on the genetic type of the wart virus and its anatomical location. For example, the same type of wart virus can cause common hand warts as well as plantar warts.
Skin peels and chemical peels use materials designed to force the body to shed the surface cells.
Microdermabrasion uses tiny crystals to physically remove the cells as well as unclogging pores, this treatment is particularly good for treating live acne as well as acne scars.
Laser Resurfacing Treatment
Laser treatments can also remove the surface cells but are targeted so they don’t cause damage to surrounding healthy skin cells. These treatments include CO2RE, which can target both superficial and deeper layers of your skin, and Fraxel, which penetrates deep in to the skin.
Microneedling involves multiple tiny needles puncturing the the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, promoting renewed skin cells.
The best treatment for you will depend on the extent of the scarring, the desired results, and your skin type. For this reason, you should book a consultation with our trained and experienced skin experts to help you decide. In some cases, combining multiple treatments may have the best effect.