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Wart Removal

Wart Removal

Wart Removal services offered in Camarillo, Santa Barbara, CA & Surrounding Cities


Plantar warts can be large and painful, but wart removal provides lasting relief. At Align Foot & Ankle Center, with offices in Camarillo and Santa Barbara, California, experienced podiatrists Hai-En Peng, DPM, FACFAS, Nicole Mehr, DPM, AACFAS, and the team offers several types of wart removal, including powerful topical creams and cryotherapy. Call the nearest office to request a wart removal consultation today, or book online. 

Wart Removal Q&A

What is wart removal?

Wart removal refers to several procedures that treat (and eliminate) plantar warts. 

Plantar warts are hard, painful growths that develop on weight-bearing areas, like the heels and balls of your feet. They occur when the human papillomavirus (HPV) enters your body through a cut or another break in your skin.

Who should consider wart removal?

Consider wart removal at Align Foot & Ankle Center, if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • A small, hard growth on the bottom of your foot
  • Pain or tenderness when walking and standing
  • A growth that’s bleeding or painful
  • Growths that interfere with your ability to work or do other activities

You should visit Align Foot & Ankle Center even if you aren’t worried about the wart. The team can take a biopsy sample, ensuring it’s not something more serious.

Who is at risk of having warts?

Warts affect people from all backgrounds, but several factors may increase your risk, including:

  • Having a weak immune system
  • Walking barefoot in public areas, like locker rooms or saunas
  • Sharing shoes with others
  • Being a child or teenager

If you have a growth on the bottom of your foot or toe, don’t pick or scratch at it. Doing so might cause warts to form on other parts of your body.

What happens during a wart removal visit?

At Align Foot & Ankle Center, a wart removal visit begins with a review of your symptoms and an exam. Your podiatrist checks the bottom of your feet and toes and assesses the growth’s size, appearance, and location. They might also collect a small sample and send it to a lab for testing. After gathering that information, the team develops a custom treatment plan.

What are the types of wart removal?

At Align Foot & Ankle Center, the team offers several types of wart removal, including:

Prescription-strength topicals (salicylic acid)

Salicylic acid is a prescription-strength medication that you apply to your wart daily. Over time, the medication causes the wart to die and peel away, revealing new and healthy skin underneath.

Canthacur

Canthacur is a strong topical agent that can begin to weaken the wart and is often used in combination with other topical treatments to provide a powerful tool to remove warts.

Call the nearest Align Foot & Ankle Center office to explore the benefits of wart treatment today, or click the online booking feature.

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