Warts are common skin-colored growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HBV). This virus causes a rapid growth of cells on the outer layer of your skin. They are extremely common, particularly in small children. Typically warts occur as flat or rough growths on fingers or toes but warts can occur anywhere on the body.
Warts can be transmitted by direct contact that transmits the wart virus. Some patients are more susceptible to the wart virus and develop warts more readily than others.
Warts can be persistent, symptomatic and bothersome. Treatments for warts include topical medications, liquid nitrogen therapy, oral cimetidine, and laser therapy for very recalcitrant warts.
Spectrum Dermatology provides expertise, knowledge and passion to medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Our experience and reputation make Spectrum Dermatology one of the most sought-after dermatologist in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area. For more information or to set up an appointment please contact us at (480) 948-8400.