Removal of condylomas (genital warts)
Condillomas are sexually transmitted viral warts. The cause of their appearance is the human papillomavirus (HPV), which has more than 100 different strains. Some of them carry a high risk of developing cervical cancer and anal cancer. Warts are spread by sexual contact. Most people who become infected may have no symptoms and can cure themselves of the HPV virus. However, a proportion of those infected develop genital warts, which do not disappear, but on the contrary increase in number and grow.
There are many ways to treat condylomas: with liquid nitrogen, acids, coagulation, etc., but many of them are not precise and may not destroy the warts or cause serious burns.
One of the most precise and effective methods of removing condylomas is through an ablative Er:Yag laser. The beam vaporizes the formation and removes it layer by layer until I’m completely clear, leaving no scar.
The laser procedure for removing condylomas is also effective in harder to reach places such as the urethra in women and men and the vagina.
You can learn more about this topic in the article “What do we need to know about genital warts (condylomata)?”, prepared by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).
Specially trained and certified doctors guarantee the success of the procedure and its safety for the patient.
Esteline Dermatology Clinic works with high quality equipment from the leading manufacturer of lasers in the field of dermatology and aesthetics Fotona®.
What is the procedure?
The procedure is quick and painless, in case of larger warts local anaesthesia with lidocaine can be applied. Slight tingling may be felt in places during therapy. At the end of the therapy, a soothing spray or cream is applied.
What are the contraindications and side effects?
There are no absolute contraindications.
Immediately after the therapy, the treated areas are red and swollen. Within 2 days they are covered with a crust that falls off within a week.
What is the recommended care after the procedure?
Within 24 hours it is desirable not to wet the treated areas. Up to 5 days after therapy, an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory spray is applied.