Plantar Warts Treatment
What Plantar Wart Treatment Options are Available?
At Northeast Foot and Ankle, we offer a range of plantar wart treatment options including laser therapy, microwave therapy, topical medications, and surgical excision.
Swift® Microwave Therapy
The Swift® system is a non-invasive device that uses precisely tuned microwave energy to increase the temperature of the treatment area, resulting in the coagulation of the soft tissue. This cutting-edge, FDA cleared technology has proven to be highly effective in the removal of plantar warts. Treatment varies by patient and individual response to the treatment. Adults typically require 3-4 treatments, 4 weeks apart, while children typically require 1-2 treatments for successful plantar wart removal. We like to say that we’re addressing the root cause, not the symptom.
Cutera GenesisPlus Laser Therapy
Laser therapy via the Cutera GenesisPlus laser system is an effective treatment for warts. During the brief, 10-15 minute procedure, light energy from the laser seals off blood vessels that supply the wart. Once cut off from oxygen and nutrients, the wart itself will disappear naturally and does not need to be “burned,” “frozen,” or “peeled” off (as with traditional destructive treatment methods). Laser therapy also requires no downtime or aftercare beyond the appointment itself. You simply go back to your normal activities. In most cases, 3-8 sessions spread out over several weeks are needed to fully clear all plantar warts. Learn more about Cutera GenesisPlus.
The surgical excision of plantar warts works by removing the wart by cutting it out entirely (excision). This is typically a last resort since it can be painful and takes time to heal. *Additional pathology lab costs may apply.
We also offer topical medications that you apply once or twice a day. This includes drying agents, as well as drying agents mixed with antiviral agents.
Plantar Warts? We Can Help.
When you visit our office, we will be sure to evaluate your situation carefully and explain all your options to you fully so you can make an informed decision. Book a consultation, today.
We are conveniently located with offices in Portsmouth and Nashua, NH. Not only do we serve New Hampshire residents but we also treat those from Massachusetts including Newburyport, Amesbury, and Salisbury.