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Warts Specialist

Elliott M. Perel, DPM, FACFAS -  - Podiatrist

Monroe Foot & Ankle Care

Elliott M. Perel, DPM, FACFAS

Podiatrist & Board Certified Foot Surgeon located in Jamesburg, Monroe Township, NJ

While warts aren’t usually a cause for concern, they can spread to other areas of your body or be embarrassing. If you have warts that don’t go away, podiatric physician and surgeon Elliott Perel, MD, and his expert team at Monroe Foot & Ankle Care in Jamesburg, New Jersey, serving patients in the Monroe Township area, offer a wide variety of effective wart removal solutions. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to learn more today.

Warts Q&A

What are warts?

Warts are grainy growths that can occur on your hands, fingers, feet, and toes. They’re caused by a virus that spreads through touching warts or surfaces exposed to a wart virus. 

After being exposed to the virus, it might take up to six months to develop a wart. While these growths are harmless, they can bother you or be embarrassing.


What do warts look like?

Warts are small, flesh-colored growths that often appear as rough, grainy bumps on your skin. They’re sometimes sprinkled with tiny black dots. While warts may go away on their own over time, they can also increase in size and spread to other parts of your body.


What are the risk factors for warts?

Some people are more prone to developing warts than others. Young adults, children, and people with weak immune systems have a higher chance of experiencing warts. To reduce your risk, avoid touching warts, and use good personal hygiene. Don’t walk barefoot in community showers, locker rooms, and areas with pools.


How are warts diagnosed?

Your provider can diagnose a wart by examining it. They might also scrape off the top layer of wart tissue or shave it for a biopsy so a laboratory can rule out other types of skin growths. Monroe Foot & Ankle Care personalizes wart removal treatments to match your unique needs.


How are warts treated?

The Monroe Foot & Ankle Care team offers several wart treatment options that match your preference and lifestyle. They might recommend:

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy involves freezing off a wart with liquid nitrogen. A blister forms around the wart, and it sloughs off after about a week. Multiple treatments can give you the best results.

Salicylic acid

Salicylic acid removes a wart layer by layer. Your provider might recommend combining salicylic acid treatment with cryotherapy.

Trichloroacetic acid

Trichloroacetic acid is stronger than salicylic acid. Your provider may recommend it if salicylic acid hasn’t worked to remove your wart.

Laser treatment

Laser technology burns the blood vessels in a wart, causing it to eventually die and fall off.

Minor surgery

Your Monroe Foot & Ankle Care specialist will numb the treatment area and cut out a wart to get rid of it quickly and easily. Scars left after this wart removal method fade away over time.

Don’t live with unsightly warts that embarrass you or spread to other parts of your body. Schedule an appointment with Monroe Foot & Ankle Care by phone or online today.