What Are Warts?
Identifiable by its rough, cauliflower like surface, a wart is a skin growth caused by a virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus works by causing the infected skin to produce excess keratin, resulting in a rough textured bump. They are commonly found on the hands and feet, but can appear anywhere. Warts are highly contagious and can easily be spread through contact to other areas of your face or body, as well as to others. After you have been infected it can take weeks or months for a wart to appear on your skin.
Warts are easily contracted through direct contact from a wart to healthy skin, whether that be to another person or another area of your face or body. It is also possible to develop a wart through indirect contact of objects that have been in contact with a wart, for example towels or swimming pool floors. As warts can be highly contagious, the best prevention is to treat them as soon as possible to avoid them spreading to other areas or other people.
At sk:n we offer the most advanced technology and treatments on the market to remove your wart, even if previous treatments haven't worked. Our doctors will assess your individual case and advise on the best removal treatment for you.