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Caring for your skin can not only improve your look, but it can also do wonders for your inner self as well. However, life is full of little surprises, and even those who do their best to take care of their skin get warts every once in a while. These benign skin growths tend to appear almost sporadically on our hands, faces, and other parts of our skin. Though not dangerous, many people would prefer living without these pesky blemishes. At Coastal Dermatology + Aesthetics, our team can provide you with effective relief from your wart-related concerns. Schedule your appointment and stop by our San Luis Obispo center today!

What Causes Warts?

`Warts are caused by a type of virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). It is easier to catch a virus that causes warts when you have a cut or scrape on your skin. Some strains of HPV can be acquired through sexual contact, but most forms can spread through casual skin contact or shared objects like towels. Biting your nails also can cause warts to spread on your fingertips and around your nails. These growths are also are more common on parts of the skin that people shave such as the beard area in men and the legs in women. 

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What Are the Signs?

It’s tough to mistake the appearance of these annoying growths. Whether you have warts on your fingers, on your face, or on your feet, most of them can be identified by their grainy, rough texture. These growths are typically flesh-colored, white, pink, or tan and can feature small black dots. If any of this sounds familiar to you, fear not! Wart removal is a fairly straightforward procedure that can be done with minimal discomfort and downtime right here at our center.

How to Remove Warts From the Skin

At Coastal Dermatology + Aesthetics, we tackle this issue and the appearance of other similar skin abnormalities through the use of our Smartskin®+ Laser Resurfacing device. Sessions with this device are simple, fast, and effective, resulting in a beautiful outcome with little to no downtime. This system uses fractional laser resurfacing that addresses your skin one microscopic portion at a time. Each microcolumn receives just enough laser energy to vaporize the targeted skin while also stimulating new collagen growth of surrounding tissue. This pinpoint precision allows for effective wart removal without complication.


Wart Removal in San Luis Obispo, CA

Warts aren’t dangerous, but they can be irritating! If you have these small, bumpy growths on your skin, schedule an appointment, and have them removed at our center. At Coastal Dermatology + Aesthetics, we strive to create a fun and enjoyable environment, helping our patients feel right at home while we address their skin care needs. To connect with our team, please fill out the form below, or give us a call at (805) 544-5567 today. We look forward to seeing you!

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At this time, we are only accepting new patients by referral. Once you receive a referral from your PCP, please fill out the form below or give us a call at (805) 544-5567 to request your appointment. Additionally, all cosmetic consultations require a payment of $125 at the time of booking.