The War On Warts
Having warts is no laughing matter. While not exactly life-threatening, warts can be disfiguring, and gives off the impression that you couldn’t care less about the way you look.
Warts are caused by a viral infection of the human papilloma virus (HPV) in the top layer of skin or mucous membranes. Usually skin-colored and rough-textured, though some can be dark and smooth, warts affect only the epidermis â€“ the top layer of the skin.
How To Avoid Getting Warts
Avoid direct wart skin contact with someone who is infected. This means that you have to make sure that your loved ones also undergo warts removal so as to prevent getting re-infected.
Avoid sharing towels, clothes, cosmetics, bed linens and other personal items.
Take precautions not to spread the virus to other parts of your body from picking or filing the wart.
After touching any of your warts, wash your hands thoroughly.
Keep your shoes on. The wart virus thrives in a very moist environment, so always wear plastic thong sandals around swimming pools, health clubs, and locker rooms to avoid foot contact with it.
Clean up. Sometimes, avoidance is as simple as washing down the shower with a product like Lysol or even household bleach; these work to kill viruses and bacteria.
Play it cool. People seem to be more susceptible to warts when they’re under stress and eating poorly. So try to take it easy.
At Godiva Skin Station, we offer a safe, painless, non-surgical way of removing warts using Electrocauterization (ECT).
First, a topical anesthesia is applied on the affected skin. After 30 minutes or so, a tool with a thin, needle-like hot tip is placed on the wart. The doctor then proceeds to “burn off” the affected area. Initially, the area around the wart may look like it is charred. Treatment takes around 20 to 30 minutes. You will be asked to apply post-ECT cream for 3 days to speed up healing. After 3-5 days, your skin heals. It will appear scar- and wart-free.
The best time to have your warts removed is during long weekends. Take advantage of the coming holidays and schedule your warts removal NOW!
Stop by Godiva Skin Station today and say hello to smoother, wart-free skin!
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