The laser has high accuracy and is able to burn the desired tissue (the wart itself). Removal of warts (skin tumors) laser is often done when no medical treatment is sufficient, or in cases with multiple scattered warts. Laser treatment is effective to eliminate warts (skin tumors). Using the laser, the wart is burned with high accuracy. The burn will leave a wound, and the body will then form new skin in the area.
The benefit of this form of treatment unlike with ablative laser is that the wart is removed immediately, while non-ablative laser treatments require 2-3 time gap between them.
The drawback of this method is that more extensive due to the wound created by the laser, there is a risk of scar formation or infection.
For people with physical discomfort or problems with their appearance due to warts, laser treatment is an option. It is generally recommended that you begin to see your doctor if you have warts. The ideal candidate for treatment have light skin, not greasy and healthy. People with dark skin, olive or black are at greater risk of developing pigmentation changes.
People who have been taking Accutane in the last 12-18 months, which are prone to develop keloid-like tissue, or suffering from a skin infection, should not undergo treatment.
Using the laser, performing a highly controlled burning of the skin, eliminating the layers of skin with the accuracy of one hundredth of a millimeter.
Treatment duration varies from few minutes to more than one hour, depending on the size of the area to be treated. Sometimes require 2 or more treatments. If necessary, a second treatment may be performed after a minimum of 6 months.
Side effects include swelling of 3 days to 3 weeks, discomfort, itching, tiny white blossoms in the skin, possibility of an outbreak of acne and pigmentation spots. The treatment will leave the patient with a wound in the treated area. This will disappear after 7-12 days. The redness can last 1-4 months.
Risk of Complications
There is a risk of unintended burns and skin damage caused by laser heat. Risk of infection by bacteria, viruses or fungi. An infection will show up as redness, ulceration and swelling of the skin, and possibly fever.
There is a risk of an outbreak of herpes, if you had a fever before. Also no risk of abnormal changes in skin color, with the formation of unwanted connective tissue.
Healing and Recovery
You can return to work after 2 weeks. It is advisable not to start before strenuous exercise for 4-6 weeks. Henceforth, the top layer of skin will be completely cured and therefore will have recovered their normal strength. It is also advised to avoid strong sunlight for several months.