Warts are small skin growths that can occur anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the hands and fingers. They are caused by a virus and can be transmitted by touch. Once the skin comes into contact with the wart-causing virus, it may take anywhere from two to six months for a wart to develop. Adults tend to develop an immunity to warts the older they get, which means children and young adults are more susceptible.
While warts are considered harmless and often go away on their own in time, they can create a risk of infection, particularly if they are located in areas where they can be bumped or injured easily. Premier Dermatology offers wart removal procedures that are designed to remove the wart quickly and painlessly, which lessens the risk of injury and related infection. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation for wart removal, contact us today.