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Warts Specialist

Houston Skin Associates

Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Museum District Houston & Pearland, TX

Flesh-colored skin growths (warts) can cause embarrassment or spread from person to person when left untreated. At Houston Skin Associates, with locations in Museum District, Houston, and Pearland, Texas, the highly trained medical and cosmetic dermatologists offer a variety of treatments to eliminate warts once and for all. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book a consultation online today.

Warts Q & A

What are warts?

Warts are skin growths caused by a virus, and they vary in size, shape, and overall appearance. Common types of warts include:

Common warts

Common warts are flesh-colored growths that often occur on your fingers, hands, or toes. They are usually small, grainy, rough to the touch, and feature tiny black dots that appear because of clotted blood vessels.

Genital warts

Some types of warts, called genital warts, spread from person to person through sexual contact and appear on or near your genital region.

Warts might make you feel embarrassed or rub against clothing and feel uncomfortable. When left untreated, they can also spread to other parts of your body or other people.

What are the symptoms of warts?

Common signs and symptoms of warts include:

  • Raised, flesh-colored bumps
  • Flatter growths
  • Painless bumps
  • Rough growths
  • Dotted bumps
  • Growths that get bigger or spread

Similar to warts, colluscum contagiosum is a skin condition that causes firm, round, painless bumps. The bumps often occur in clusters.

See your provider at the first sign of common warts, genital warts, or molluscum contagiosum to remove the growths and give you the clear skin you desire. 

What are the risk factors for warts?

Anyone can develop warts, but some factors boost your risk of getting them. Examples include touching shared surfaces, touching warts and not washing your hands, and having sexual contact with someone who has genital warts.

How does my doctor diagnose warts?

Your provider lets you know if you have warts, molluscum contagiosum, or other skin conditions after discussing your medical history, reviewing symptoms with you, and examining growths on your body. They may scrape away tissues and send the sample to a lab for analysis or view the tissues under a microscope.

How are warts treated?

The highly trained experts at Houston Skin Associates offer the following treatments to get rid of warts or molluscum contagiosum:

  • Salicylic acid
  • Trichloroacetic acid
  • Freezing
  • Excision
  • Laser treatment
  • Injections
  • Medications

The best wart removal treatment depends on the size and number of growths you have, your lifestyle, and preferences. Your provider personalizes wart and molluscum contagiosum treatments to align with your needs.

To find out if you have common warts, genital warts, or molluscum contagiosum, call the Houston Skin Associates office or schedule an appointment online today.