Warts are “hyperkeratotic”. In other words, they are covered by a thick layer of dead skin which protects them. For any wart treatment to be effective, it is best to remove some of this dead skin by “paring down” the wart.
A stubborn wart can sometimes require a few months of treatment.
We perform an in-office procedure (often freezing or shaving off the wart) AND prescribe a wart medicine (typically 75% salicylic acid) to use at home.
Visit (and in-office procedure) are repeated monthly for as long as the wart persists.
*this is IMPORTANT for success
Begin 1 week after the office procedure.
Treat every 3rd night (the prescription medicine is too irritating if used every night)
Use the scalpel that our doctor gives you during your visit. The doctor or medical assistant will show you how to pare the wart during your visit (they will pare it in-office prior to whichever procedure they do).
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