Top 20 Doctor insights on: Do warts leave scars

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Do warts always leave scars?

Do warts always leave scars?

Not usually: Not if they go away spontaneously or through the use of topical anti-fungals. However, more destructive treatments if employed can cause scars such as freezing, burning or surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more


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When you freeze gential wart does it leave a scar?

When you freeze gential wart does it leave a scar?

Probably not: Freezing may cause a discoloration, but usually not a scar. The discoloration may or may not resolve with time. ...Read more

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Would using Dr. Scholl's Freeze-Away Wart Removal be okay to use on Molluscum Contagiosum in the genital region? Will it 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

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

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How can you remove scar from wart removal?

How can you remove scar from wart removal?

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

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Are my white wart removal scars permanent?

Are my white wart removal scars permanent?

Posible: Any procedure will leave a scar, some times visible, or non visible microscopic scar. ...Read more

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How to remove scars on my face due to the removal of warts?

How to remove scars on my face due to the removal of warts?

You can't!: See a plastic surgeon, or dermatologist who performs cosmetic procedures to correct scars. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a wart and a wart scar. Not sure if I have warts or scars from warts.?

DIfficult to tell: It can be difficult to tell the difference between an active wart and a scar from treatment. If black dots are present (which are the tips of dilated blood vessels) the wart virus is probably active. ...Read more

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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..

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

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I got a black scar on the neck for applying garlic paste on warts. What should I do to remove the scar?

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

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I have a scar after I removed a wart with a band aid. What can I do?

I have a scar after I removed a wart with a band aid. What can I do?

Leave alone: Scars from warts usually fill in and disappear on their own but may take6 -12 months. ...Read more

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What's to be done about burn scars from wart remover?

What's to be done about burn scars from wart remover?

Laser resurfacing: These type of scars usually fade over time, but laser resurfacing may help if the scars become permanent. ...Read more

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How to heal a hypertrophic scar that was burned with wart remover?

How to heal a hypertrophic scar that was burned with wart remover?

Can't really get RID: Of scars, but you can reduce their noticibility. Use a cream called mederma to reduce the appearance of scars. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more