Condyloma (genital wart) removal
Condylomas are sexually transmitted genital warts. They are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) which exists in more than 100 different strains. Some of those pose a high risk of developing cervical and anal cancer. These warts are most commonly transmitted via sexual contact. Most people, when infected, may present no symptoms and defeat the HPV virus on their own. However, some of the infected develop genital warts which are not only persistent but also tend to multiply.
There are many ways to treat condylomas: via liquid nitrogen, acid, coagulation, etc. Most of these treatments, however, are not accurate and may not destroy the wart or cause serious burns.
One of the most accurate and effective methods to remove condylomas is via ablative Er:Yag laser. The laser beam evaporates the growth and removes it layer by layer until it is fully cleared without leaving a scar.
Condyloma removal via laser is also effective when treating more inaccessible areas such as the urethra (in both men and women) or the vagina.
Specially trained and certified physicians make sure the procedure goes well and observe the patient’s safety. AestheLine Dermatology Clinic uses a high-quality device by the leading laser manufacturer in the field of dermatology and aesthetics, Fotona®.
What does the procedure involve?
The procedure is quick and painless; for larger warts, we may inject lidocaine as a local anesthetic. During the treatment, you may feel slight burning here and there. At the end of the treatment, the area is treated with a soothing spray or cream.
What are the contraindications?
There are no strict contraindications.
Immediately after the treatment, the treated areas will be red and swollen. Within 2 days, they will form a scab that falls off within a week.
What is the recommended post-procedure care?
It is recommended to avoid wetting the treated areas during the first 24 hours. You will have to use antibacterial and anti-inflammatory spray for up to 5 days after the treatment.