Using liquid nitrogen treatment for the treatment of warts
If you have warts you know how unsightly and problematic they can become. If you spot a wart on your skin, you can speak to a professional about using liquid nitrogen treatment to remove them. Annapolis, Maryland, area doctors Drs. Molly Walterhoefer and Megan Casady Flahive provide this solution for many patients ready to safely, affordably, and effectively eliminate warts from their skin.
What are warts?
Drs. Walterhoefer and Flahive of Current Dermatology and Cosmetic Center describe warts as areas of raised skin caused by a virus. Warts can develop in various shapes and sizes and can appear anywhere on the body. Common warts are most often seen on hands and feet. They can be round or irregularly shaped, raised or flat, smooth or rough. Warts may cause discomfort, pain, itching, burning, or bleeding depending on their size, which leads many patients to consider treatment for warts.
How liquid nitrogen is used for wart removal
Our board-certified dermatologists primarily use liquid nitrogen for the treatment of warts. This treatment is also known as cryotherapy. Liquid nitrogen is a gas held at an extremely low temperature that quickly freezes the affected area, destroying the HPV virus that causes the wart. The treated skin may look red and develop into a blister, but it heals within one to two weeks. In some situations, more than one wart treatment may be necessary for complete removal.
What are the benefits of using liquid nitrogen?
Liquid nitrogen is a safe, effective treatment for warts. It has been utilized by medical professionals for many years and has few side effects. It can be used safely on any part of the face or body and is used for both adults and children. The treatment itself is relatively painless and does not require anesthetic or stitches. It is a highly affordable option for our patients.
Schedule an appointment to learn more about liquid nitrogen for wart removal!
If you live in or around the Annapolis, MD, area and want to speak to a board-certified dermatologist about your needs, call our office today to request an appointment with Drs. Molly Walterhoefer or Megan Casady Flahive. The office is at 810 Bestgate Road, Suite #450, and is open to both new and returning patients who call (410) 384-4172 to schedule a visit with our friendly and helpful front office team!