While some people prefer to treat warts themselves, others want to go straight to the doctor to get those pesky warts removed ASAP. Although most doctors will recommend cryotherapy or salicylic acid, surgery is available. However, it generally comes with a larger price tag.
Wart surgery is usually fast and effective. There are different types of surgeries, but they all yield the same general results. Doctors will usually begin with the method that is least likely to cause damage to the surrounding skin.
The main types include electrosurgery, curettage, and laser surgery. Of the three, electrosurgery and curettage are usually done together.
Electrosurgery is killing the wart with an electrical current, while curettage is using a sharp tool to cut off the wart. Please, do NOT try to cut a wart off by yourself, and leave it to the doctor. Laser surgery. Laser surgery burns off the wart with a…laser, of course.
For all of these procedures, a local anesthetic is used on the wart and surrounding area.