Wart Removal

About This Project


Warts are benign, infectious growth of skin caused by a group of virus called HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). There are many types of HPV that infect skin. Typically warts that occur on the face are flat warts. Flat warts are also commonly seen on scalp, neck and upper chest. Other types of warts occur on the other parts of the skin including hand, elbow, and feet. Flat warts, also known as verruca plana are skin-colored or brown color, slightly raised, flat-surfaced growth, typically 1 to 6mm in size, but multiple warts can join to form a larger wart. This is a very common condition, yet many patients simply do not know or mistakenly think that they have liver spots.


Although some warts can spontaneously disappear, treatment is necessary in most adults who have multiple warts, as spontaneous resolution of warts is quite unlikely. We recommend early treatment as warts can spread from person to person as well as from one area of skin to another area. As the warts can “hide” in the skin for several months to years (called incubation time), earlier treatment would reduce the chance of additional treatment. In certain cases, immunotherapy is used to fight against the warts. Immunotherapy may be used prior to warts removal treatment to increase the chance of complete eradication.


  • How long is the recovery time?
    Treated areas look pink for several days and may return to normal appearance as early as a week, depending on the size and location of wart and the age of patient. Normal activity can be resumed right away, but your face should be protected from the sun.
  • Will my warts come back?
    Generally warts do not come back once fully resolved. However HPV re-infection is possible. Skinlife provides post-treatment skincare advices that reduce the risk of reinfection by strengthening immune system and skin barrier function.


Why Choose SKINLIFE for Wart Removal
Skinlife Vancouver often sees patients who were improperly treated by their family doctors with freezing treatments (cryotherapy). Skinlife Vancouver is highly experienced and comprehensively equipped with the state of art wart removal devices that can safely, effectively, and painlessly remove warts without leaving a scar.

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