Warts are basically an overgrowth of superficial layers of skin, triggered by a contagious viral infection. Known in medical terminology as papillomas, they may emerge anywhere on the body, depending on the specific strain of virus that causes them to develop.
Although warts are not inherently painful, wart removal can be a challenge especially if they tend to recur frequently and appear in significant numbers.
RF or Radiofrequency (also referred to as Radio Surgery or Radiowave Surgery) is a highly favoured treatment for removing warts and skin tags. It involves the passage of radio waves into the skin to perform the removal or reshaping of a lesion. Radiofrequency uses low temperature, high frequency energy radio waves to cauterize warts.
RF treatment can cut and coagulate simultaneously without any need for applying pressure. This procedure has gained importance since it is easy to perform. Bleeding is minimal and so is downtime. Radiofrequency is practically free of side effects and complications.
Post Treatment Care
- Although pain and discomfort should be minimal, some individuals may feel the need for pain relief. Do check with your dermatologist before taking any painkillers.
- Avoid touching the area as far as possible.
- Avoid exposure to harsh sunlight, and stay away from dusty or sandy environments for at least x days.
- Since this will be a scab that must eventually fall off, is it advisable to keep the area dry for 2-3 days after the surgery.