Laser wart removal involves targeting the wart with a laser. Laser wart removal kills the blood vessels feeding the wart, effectively starving it until it falls off. The laser kills only the wart infected area and leaves surrounding tissue unharmed and undamaged. Laser wart treatment feels similar to a small snapping rubber band. There is no discomfort after the laser pulse. For maximum comfort we provide numbing (anesthetic) cream, ice and chilled gel. With these measures laser wart treatment is very comfortable.
The energy from the laser does two important things in eliminating the wart.
- First the laser energy likely destroys the virus that causes the wart.
- Second the laser energy eliminates the blood supply that nourishes the wart. It is also believed that the inflammation caused by the laser treatment increases the body immune response to the area, which helps in eliminating the virus.