Warts treatment

Most of us have had a wart on a part of our body at some time in our lives. Warts are one of the
most common infections caused by a microscopic virus that infects the skin.Most warts are
harmless and can disappear on their own without a warts removal treatment. However, warts on
parts of the body that are bumped or touched frequently can be painful and cause bleeding. Warts
can also be embarrassing if they occur on the face or appear in noticeable clusters on the hands
and feet.

Warts removal is a safe, effective and relatively painless procedure that can be used on even the
most sensitive body parts. Laser warts removal can also be used to prevent warts from

Laser warts removal involves targeting the wart with a laser; the laser passes through the upper
layer of the skin called the epidermis and targets the tiny blood vessels that feed the wart near the
dermis, the middle layer of skin. Laser warts removal kills the blood vessels feeding the wart,
effectively starving it until it dries up and falls off. The laser kills only the wart infected area and
leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed and undamaged.


Laser warts removal treatment does not cause the discomfort often associated with other types of
warts removal and is safe for adults and children of all ages.

The number of warts removal treatments required to permanently remove warts depends on the
size, location and number of warts. Simple warts may only need a single treatment whereas
deeper, stubborn warts may require several laser warts removal treatments.

Common warts are usually found on fingers, hands, knees and elbows. A common wart has a
rough surface that may look like a cauliflower with black dots in the centre. It is a small, hard, dome
shaped bump.

Flat warts are tiny in size with flat tops and are smoother than other warts. They can be pink, light
brown or yellow and often occur in clusters on the face, arms, hands, knees. Plantar warts are very
uncomfortable and often painful as they occur on the soles of the feet. Filiform warts look like
fingers. They are flesh coloured and usually occur on or around the mouth, eyes or nose.

Excessive sweating treatment

BOTOX has been used with increasing frequency by doctors for over 20 years for more and more
medical conditions. We use this BOTOX treatment in our Vancouver practice to reduce excessive
sweating of the forehead, scalp, underarms, palms and feet.

How BOTOX Works for Hyperhidrosis

The procedure is fairly simple. A small volume of BOTOX is injected into the affected area through
a very fine needle. The needle is placed just under the skin. You will receive multiple injections
based on your doctor’s assessment of the area and condition to be treated.

What to Expect

Treatment times range between 10 and 30 minutes depending on the area being treated. You
should notice a significant reduction in underarm sweating within one week of your first treatment.
The duration of a “sweat-free interval” increases by using higher doses of BOTOX. Studies have
shown an absence of sweating ranges between 4 months and 18 months.