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Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology is your premiere center for comprehensive medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatologic care. Our expert medical professionals are proud to offer evidence-based treatment plans tailored to each of our patients' individual needs. Based in the heart of Scottsdale, it is our pleasure to care for patients from Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix and surrounding communities in the Valley of the Sun.

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What are Warts?

Warts are harmless bumps along the skin. They are contagious and can sometimes be painful. There are five common types of warts our patients may experience:

  1. Common warts
    These warts have a rough, grainy appearance and are rounded at the top. Typically appearing on the fingers and toes, common warts are generally painless and lighter in color than the rest of the surrounding skin.
  2. Plantar warts
    These warts grow on the soles of the feet and are more painful than a common wart. This is because plantar warts grow into the skin, rather than out of the skin.
  3. Flat warts
    Flat warts are typically found on the face, thighs, and arms. Patients can have 20 to 100 in the same area. They tend to be discolored compared to the surrounding healthy skin.
  4. Periungual warts
    These warts grow underneath or around the fingernails and toenails. Because of how close they grow to the nail, they can also affect the way the nail grows.
  5. Filiform warts
    Similar to skin tags, these warts appear as a little flap of extra skin on the face, neck, and chin.

While some warts can be treated with at-home remedies, other warts can be stubborn. If you believe you have warts, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with with one of our expert dermatology providers at your earliest convenience.

    What Causes Warts?

    Warts are caused by HPV or the human papillomavirus. This very contagious virus can be spread through simple contact, whether that be with another individual who has the virus or with parts of the body that already have the virus.

    What Wart Treatments Are Available at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology?

    No single treatment works for everyone. Factors such as age, location, severity, and previous therapy may guide treatment decisions. The expert dermatology providers at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology will help you choose which treatments are best for your warts as well as review the risks and benefits. Options include:

    • Prescription topical medications
    • Cryotherapy
    • Gentle scraping
    • In-office application of topical medications
    • Prescription medication injections

    Am I a Good Candidate for Skin Discoloration Treatments?

    If you are suffering from warts and at-home remedies are not working, specialized wart treatments at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology may be right for you. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our expert dermatology providers to discuss your unique concerns.

    The expert medical professionals at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology are proud to offer comprehensive, personalized treatments for a variety of medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatologic concerns. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today at 480-998-1400. We look forward to demonstrating our commitment to your care.