Warts are a type of skin growth caused the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Common warts are small raised spots on the skin with a rough surface. They can can be flesh colored, white, pink or tan. The size of the wart varies and may appear anywhere on the body, especially the hands. They may also be called “seed” warts because blood vessels in the wart look like black dots or “seeds.” They are spread by skin to skin contact.
Flat warts are a type of wart most common among children. They are small; often the size of a pinhead and have flat tops. As many as 100 flat warts can cluster up together. They can be pink, light brown, yellow or the skin colored and tend to appear on the face and forehead; however they can also grow on the neck, arms and hands.
Plantar warts develop exclusively on the sole of the foot. They can be painful and cause difficulty walking. Plantar warts may occur alone or in a pattern, grouped closely together.
Genital warts are one of the most common Sexually Transmitted Diseases. It is an infection of the skin of the genital and anal area causing small flesh colored bumps. These bumps can appear alone or in large clusters and can appear on the vulva, vagina, cervix, rectum, anus, penis, or scrotum. Genital warts are spread via skin to skin contact during oral, genital, or anal sex with a partner who is infected.
At Horizon Dermatology and Laser Institute, we offer many options to treat and cure these frustrating and embarrasing skin growths.