Laser Wart Treatment (In Office)

The Pulsed Dye Laser is a device that emits a tiny, but powerful pulse of light that is absorbed by the pigment within the red blood cells of the wart. The light is generated when the lasing medium-a concentrated dye-is stimulated by a flashlamp energy source. This light is then directed at the wart using a pencil-like hand piece. The wart’s nutritional blood flow is cut off by the absorption of this light. The laser also obliterates the virus at the base of the membrane.

The Pulsed Dye Laser is the wart treatment choice of Houston Foot & Ankle:

  • It allows the physician to destroy the wart in the office.
  • It is safe and effective.
  • Its unique ability to selectively treat the wart without adversely affecting the surrounding skin.
  • It has an overall success rate of approximately 93% and treatment is also relatively painless*
  • The pulsed dye laser leaves no open wounds following treatment resulting in little chance of post-treatment infection

Safe and Effective 
Studies have shown that there are very few side effects when the pulsed dye laser is used to treat warts. The majority of patients are able to return to normal daily activities almost immediately. Many patients are even able to participate in sports the day after treatment for plantar verrucae. The size of the wart will determine how many laser sessions will be needed.

*Source: Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 25 Page, May 1999

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