When my sister and I had our Flawless bonding moment last October 25, she was very disturbed about something that her aesthetician told her. She has a wart. She asked me to look into it and I saw none. Of course, I have an untrained eye and i don’t know what warts are supposed to look like. Even if you give me hand lens or ncstar binoculars, I wouldn’t know what to look for. So, I told her to I’d do a little research on facial warts and here’s what I came up with.
Warts small, smooth, flesh-coloured benign growth, which can occur in large numbers; most common on the face, neck, hands, wrists and knees. Warts tend to stay and multiply which may appear in any area of the body.
Electrocautery removes unwanted or harmful tissue from the face and body. This is a method to remove warts using heat from electricity. A small probe, a thin, needle-like hot tip, releases an electric current to cauterize or destroy theunwanted tissue. The electricity is used to heat the needle, which is placed on the wart.
The skin cells are killed through the superficial destruction of tissues. The area around your wart may look like it is charred (white and swollen).
The procedure will take about an hour depending on the number of warts to be treated. Topical anesthesia will be applied to numb the skin. Scab will form over the wart treated. It will drop off by itself in 4 – 7 days depending on wart size, leaving a small reddish mark. Complete healing may take 1 to 2 weeks.
It is very important to keep your wound clean with soap and water to prevent infection. It is also important to follow the post-procedure instruction to prevent infection or scarring.
There is no way to prevent warts, but it’s always a good idea to wash your skin regularly and well. If you cut or scratch your skin, be sure to use soap and water because open wounds are more susceptible to warts and other infections. (From Kidshealth.org)