Upon receiving the news that they have obtained genital warts, many people instantly fear the worse-case scenario. Fortunately, genital warts are a very treatable health condition. Although genital warts may go away on their own, there is a high probability that they will return at some point. To prevent any further complications, the best approach is to have them treated by a board-certified dermatologist.
Treatment options for genital warts
One of the most effective treatments for genital warts is called cryotherapy. The process of cryother-apy involves freezing the warts with liquid nitrogen. If this is the client’s first time dealing with genital warts, cryotherapy has been proven to be highly effective. The best attribute of the process is that it has a minimum amount of side effects.
Another popular way to treat genital warts is by removing warts with a laser. This laser therapy is best suited for individuals that have a problem with reoccurring genital warts. When used, the laser therapy will effectively eliminate the entire lesion that was caused by HPV. However, it is important to note that laser therapy is typically more expensive than some of the other available treatments. This treat-ment also prompts a longer healing time and more significant scarring of the skin.
By using an electric current, electrodesiccation is able to successfully eliminate the genital wart. Alt-hough many dermatologists are able to perform the procedure in the office, it will likely require local anesthesia to the genital area.
Feel free to call our office in Orange County to schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists about the best way to address your ailment.