Although these skin lesions are usually harmless, they can cause embarrassment, and some types are contagious. Having your warts examined by our dermatologist at Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology is the best way to ensure a wart or warts are not a matter for concern.

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What Is A Wart?

A wart is a bump on the skin which has a raised, granular appearance. Warts are caused when the body comes into contact with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and it hasn’t developed sufficient immunity to it to ward it off. Warts are more common in children, adolescents, and those with compromised immune systems. They most often appear on the hands and feet, although there are certain strains which can cause genital warts. Genital warts can lead to cervical cancer in women so if you believe you have come into contact with them, it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately.

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How Are Warts Spread?

HPV is spread through human contact. It most easily enters the body through places which have cuts or scrapes, which is why more children will develop warts on their hands or feet. They may also appear on places which are commonly shaved like on the face of men or legs of women. You should contact your dermatologist if the wart:

  • Becomes painful
  • Becomes infected or is seeping
  • Appears to be bleeding or scabbing
  • Changes color

How are Warts Treated?

If your warts are not painful, they do not require treatment. Many warts that develop in children eventually disappear on their own without requiring treatment. Some warts respond to over-the-counter salicylic acid or freezing treatments. If those treatments are ineffective, we can remove them in the comfort of our offices using liquid nitrogen or with a surgical removal.

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974 SouthPoint Road, Suite D
Belmont NC 28012

Phone: 704-755-8020

Fax: 704-755-8021


5815 Blakeney Park Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28277

Phone: 704-542-2220

Fax: 704-542-3304


309 S. Sharon Amity Road, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28211

Phone: 704-344-8846

Fax: 704-344-9844


7476 Waterside Loop Road #600
Denver, NC 28037

Phone: 704-601-4381

Fax: 704-822-5997

Forest City

651 Withrow Road
Forest City, NC 28043

Phone: 828-288-1204

Fax: 828-288-1205

Gastonia/937 Cox Road

937 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC 28054

Phone: 704-898-8014

Fax: 704-898-8018

Gastonia/959 Cox Road

959 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC 28054

Phone: 704-866-7576

Fax: 704-866-0106

Hickory/Tate Blvd. Building 100

315 19th St. SE, Building 100
Hickory, NC 28602

Phone: 828-325-9849

Fax: 828-325-9879

Hickory/Tate Blvd. Building 200

315 19th St. SE, Building 200
Hickory, NC 28602

Phone: 828-328-3500

Fax: 828-328-8777


13539 Reese Blvd W.
Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone: 704-892-4878

Fax: 704-892-7453


105 Delta Park Drive
Shelby, NC 28150

Phone: 704-484-0464

Fax: 704-482-0308

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