Top 20 Doctor insights on: Do warts leave scars
Would using Dr. Scholl's Freeze-Away Wart Removal be okay to use on Molluscum Contagiosum in the genital region? Will it leave scars?
Be specific: You will not want to use this on or near the labia. You could try it on the pubic area. Any irritation can speed the clearing of molluscum. Mild irritation will leave no scars. These are not true warts. They are a pox virus with 2 types. One type infects mostly children, the other is sexually transmitted. If you do nothing they will usually clear in a few months. If you need help, the best is derm ...Read more
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Do scars from plantar's warts ever go away? I had one a couple of years ago & have a scar, it doesn't bother me but I'm just curious about that
Likely not: There are ways to augment the scars and help them fade. But, likely there will be some residual scar from the plantars wart... ...Read more
Tincture of time: In most instances time is one of your best friends. Of course. Full thickness injury may require more urgent treatment to minimize scarring. Silicone gel sheeting and pressure dressings are time tested methods to minimize scar formation. Avoid sun and tobacco use. Excision or surgical scar revision may be required but rarely necessary. ...Read more
You can't!: See a plastic surgeon, or dermatologist who performs cosmetic procedures to correct scars. ...Read more
What's the difference between a wart and a wart scar. Not sure if I have warts or scars from warts.?
Hi. I've had my HPV warts removed and for a while now it has been fine but recently I noticed that one of the "scars" look a little more prominent..
Local recurrence: Is not unusual. Go back to your doctor for another treatment before it gets any larger. It is much easier when the lesions are small. ...Read more
I got a black scar on the neck for applying garlic paste on warts. What should I do to remove the scar?
Healed or not: If it's due to healing it may clear. It however may just stay there depending on the state of the scar. If it's not a scar but rather tissue reaction it may resolve ...Read more
Leave alone: Scars from warts usually fill in and disappear on their own but may take6 -12 months. ...Read more
Sir I have facial flat warts....quite a few since 10 years. I am 22 year old indian male. Is radio frequency treatment suitable and scar free?
Warts: It isn't necessarily scar free but is a suitable. Liquid nitrogen is an option ...Read more
So does it mean that it's almost gone? If its flat from the side and looks like a scar? Is it close to going away? (finger wart)
Laser resurfacing: These type of scars usually fade over time, but laser resurfacing may help if the scars become permanent. ...Read more
I have a wart on my finger close to my cuticle. It's been there for about 2 years & now it LOOKS like a scar. Does that mean it's gone?? Please help!
Ungual wart: Ungual warts are difficult to eradicate. See your dermatologist for help ...Read more
I had a wart three years ago and successfully removed it. It left a hypertrophic scar. How likely is it for the wart to return? How can I prevent it?
Very unlikely: Usually warts will grow back within three months if they are going to reoccur. ...Read more