Plantar warts are benign skin growths that can grow on the bottom of your feet on pressure points, heels, and balls of the feet. They are caused by the HPV virus when it enters through tiny cuts on the skin. While plantar warts aren't a serious health concern, they can be painful and bothersome. Laser removal is so effective for plantar warts that in almost all cases 1-2 treatments is all it takes to permanently remove a plantar wart.
What to expect
During the treatment you will feel some discomfort during the 20-40 second treatment. Post treatment, you'll see the area of the wart is now blackened, this is normal and means that the virus causing the wart has been destroyed and healing can begin. Depending on the size of the wart, healing can take anywhere from 1-3 months. During this time, make sure you keep your feet dry and clean, change socks daily, wear open-air footwear when possible, and avoid contact with other warts.
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