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Dr. Michael Tomeo
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Do warts always leave scars?

Dr. Michael Tomeo
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more


Dr. William Lewis
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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I have some concerns about removing warts on my face. Will they leave scars?

Dr. William Lewis
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Possibly: Any surgery can cause scarring , but with a skilled surgeon this should be negligible. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Vicki Levine
Board Certified, Dermatology
36 years in practice
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When you freeze gential wart does it leave a scar?

Dr. Vicki Levine
Board Certified, Dermatology
36 years in practice
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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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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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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?

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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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

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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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How to remove scars on my face due to the removal of warts?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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You can't !: See a plastic surgeon , or dermatologist who performs cosmetic procedures to correct scars. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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..

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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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..

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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Dr. Otto Placik
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How can you remove scar from wart removal?

Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
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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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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Are my white wart removal scars permanent?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
25M people helped
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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more


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