Can plantar warts become a threat to my health if they remain untreated? What are the consequences?
Plantar warts, or verrucae, are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), which infects the skinís outer layer (epidermis), leading to the rapid growth of the skin cells. The fact that you have them for 2 years means that you suffer from a severe form of verrucae and a medical examination is required. If you make an appointment at Renew Skin & Health Clinic, your health condition will be examined by a professional dermatologist, which will also point to you the best treatment for verrucae removal. Surgery is not the only option available for you, there are other non-surgical methods, such as the CO2 laser and the ND: Yag laser, both employed with maximum efficiency by the experts from Renew Clinic. Whatís best about laser treatments is the precision with which the verruca is removed, without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue (no scars) and with minimum discomfort for the patient.
Besides being highly unaesthetic, verrucae are also painful and may cause you problems with walking. The pressure applied on the verrucae from standing or running makes it penetrate the skin layers, leading to the development of a tougher skin over it. They can also spread to other parts of your body if you scratch or bite them. So yes, verrucae can become a problem for you if you donít get treated and given that there are multiple non-surgical methods available at Renew Skin & Health Clinic, there arenít any good reasons as not to have them removed by our specialists. Moreover, the laser treatment for verruca removal is scarless. †
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