Warts are small, rough lumps that often develop on the skin of the hands and feet. Warts vary in appearance depending on where they are on the body and how thick the skin is. They can develop in isolation or in clusters and are non-cancerous. Some warts are more likely to affect particular areas of the body. For example, verrucas are warts that usually develop on the soles of the feet.
Most people will have warts at some point in their life. They tend to affect children and teenagers more than adults.
What causes warts?
Warts are caused by an infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV).
The virus causes an excess amount of keratin, a hard protein, to develop in the top skin layer (epidermis). The extra keratin produces the rough, hard texture of a wart.
Are warts contagious?
Warts are very contagious, and close skin-to-skin contact can pass on the infection.
The infection can also be transmitted indirectly from contaminated objects or surfaces, such as the area surrounding a swimming pool. After becoming infected, it can take weeks or even months for a wart or verruca to appear.
How I can help?
I have had specialist advanced electrolysis training to treat this condition and over the years have seen how successful it can be.
I offer all my clients a free, confidential consultation to discuss any worries you may have and also chat through the treatment you will need. Often more than one treatment is needed.
If you would like more information, or would like to book your free consultation at my clinic in Kenilworth, please contact me or call 07827 322 040.
We help clients from all over Warwickshire and the West Midlands with warts or verrucas, including Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Warwick and Coventry.