Warts are a common skin condition among people of all ages. They are skin growths that are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Types of warts include common warts, flat warts, periungual warts, and plantar warts, among others. Plantar warts are hard, grainy growths that typically appear on the bottom of the feet. Most plantar warts are not a serious health concern, but they can become uncomfortable and painful, thus requiring treatment for removal. If at-home self-care treatments are unsuccessful, Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta is here to offer an effective wart removal method that works the best for you and your plantar warts.
Many plantar warts start out small and indistinguishable from other warts – they are small, fleshy, rough lesions of hard or thickened skin. As plantar warts grow they develop black pinpoints, which are clotted blood vessels, but are commonly called wart seeds. As plantar warts grow in size, the wart seeds become painful and cause tenderness when walking or standing. There are several over the counter treatments available for the removal of warts in the convenience of your own home. However, for deep plantar warts, they are often ineffective. For lesions that are painful, that have not responded to at-home treatments, and for patients who have diabetes or poor sensation in their feet, Medical Dermatology Specialists offers our expert treatment.
Dr. Jamie Weisman is a nationally recognized dermatologist, and she proudly provides a new level of care to patients with skin problems. Many people mistakenly turn to their primary care physician for plantar wart treatment, but a dermatologist provides more specific care that is designed to give the most advanced skin treatment available. If you or a loved one suffers from plantar warts, please contact Medical Dermatology Specialists today to schedule an appointment. Our qualified skin care team can examine your wart and provide an effective treatment plan right away.