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how painful is laser wart removal

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Painful: Laser treatment of warts is through it's high energy and burning mechanism. It also targets the blood vessels that feed the wart, thought to contribu ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: There is swelling inside the tissue which is creating pressure.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
No: Warts of viral infections. To destroy the wart, you must destroy/remove layers of your skin which contain the virus. However, it will try to regrow a ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
No: In fact, some large warts are very hearty and grows back quickly after a single treatment. For the thick large warts, i often alternate freeze and la ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience Dermatology
Warts: Not painful after numbing the area with local anesthetic.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
42 years experience Podiatry
Minimal: Usually done with a local, and depending upon the skill of your doctor the needles aren't bad at all.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes, but tolerable: Your dr. Will advise. Ask if local anesthesia by topical anesthetic cream &/or injection can be used. Sometimes general anesthesia can be considered. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Not : At all, see a local podiatrist.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, but : All methods of removal are painful to a certain degree, because you need to destroy these warts. Cryosurgery is probably the least painful of the alt ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Local: Anesthesia is used, .
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Macri
32 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
No: No provided some anesthetic cream is used. However, sometimes better to scrape them off using local anesthetic.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not very painfull: Like any other surgery you need pain medication after the surgery.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Anal laser hair : Laser hair reduction for the anal region is a safe procedure. There are considerations such as ensuring patient comfort. We cool as we treat. Select p ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jason Bloom
19 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
2 ttypes of laser : Depending on your skin color, texture, pigmentation & wrinkles, there are different laser options. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Maurice Sherman
53 years experience Plastic Surgery
No, if done correct: Using new modalities, healing times, discomfort, and results can all be optimized. Fractionated lasers, post peel skin treatment with prp (platelet ri ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Not Difficult: Many of the new lasers for acne are not painful or inconvenient. They have been developed to either reduce the bacterial colony counts, oil gland siz ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Risks are few: While all lasers have the potential to burn and no treatment is 100% effective laser hair removal performed by experienced hands is safe and effective ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
It just needs...: To heal up. I would apply traumeel cream (or ointment) to help promote healing. It is homeopathic and available online or at most whole foods stores ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Godt
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There are easy to remove and are not at all painful.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If can be very: effective but is best for darker hair.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It depends where on the bottom of the foot it is and how deep it is. Generally about 2 weeks.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
1-2: Warts should be gone in one to two treatments if the area is adequately frozen and the freezecis deep enough.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
No: Wart removers will not help with the treatment of keloids.

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