Warts are benign and painless tumours characterized by a thickening of the skin layers and characterized for being well defined.
These benign tumours are caused by a viral infection (viruses are particles lacking from their own metabolic structures so they need to parasitize other living cells in order to live). A family of these viruses known by the name of Papovavirus is responsible for this infection which is transmitted by direct contact through the skin of an infected person or through virus recently spread that are well kept in certain environments with moisture and heat (in people with hyperhidrosis or of easily sweating hands and feet, walking barefoot, scratching, shaving, nail biting, pregnancy and immunodeficiency states, inter-human contact …).
Five warts types are caused by this type of virus:
- Common Wart
- Plantar Wart
- Flat Wart
- Venereal wart (also known as Condiloma Acuminata, as genital cauliflower).
- Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis (disease characterized by warty lesions on the hands, shoulders and head that appears during childhood and lasts a lifetime.
There are several ways to treat warts, but the most effective way is to eliminate them with the CO2 laser, the Erbium laser and the Pulsed Dye laser.