A wart is a type of skin growth caused by a viral infection of the skin, commonly found on the fingers and around fingernails as well as the bottom of the feet. It commonly enters the body through an area of broken skin, which can cause rapid growth above the skin or even slow growth beneath the skin, as is common with plantar warts. The Lightpod Neo delivers targeted energy to the microvasculature under the lesion, which feeds the lesion and causes it to grow and survive. The laser energy effectively destroys this microvasculature to get rid of any unwanted lesions.
Description of Procedure:
Aerolase Neo is a type of laser technology used for wart removal. The laser emits a specific wavelength of light that targets the pigment in the wart tissue. The laser energy heats and destroys the blood vessels supplying the wart, leading to its removal.
Aerolase Neo laser wart treatment is typically used for the removal of common warts, plantar warts, and flat warts that appear on the skin surface. It may also be suitable for warts in sensitive areas that are challenging to treat with other methods.
Aerolase Neo laser wart treatment may not be suitable for everyone. Contraindications may include pregnancy, certain skin conditions, immunosuppression, or active infections in the treatment area.
Potential side effects of the Aerolase Neo laser wart treatment may include redness, swelling, mild discomfort, and temporary pigmentation changes in the treated area. In some cases, scarring or infection could occur, although this is rare.
What to Expect During Treatment:
During the procedure, the medical professional will apply the laser to the targeted wart area. The laser emits pulses of light, and you might feel a slight stinging or warming sensation. The procedure usually takes a few minutes to complete, depending on the number and size of the warts being treated.
Need for Pain Control During Procedure:
The discomfort experienced during the procedure is generally minimal, and most patients can tolerate it without the need for anesthesia or pain control. However, if you have a low pain tolerance or are concerned about discomfort, you can discuss pain control options with your healthcare provider.
Duration of Procedure:
The duration of the Aerolase Neo laser wart treatment can vary depending on the number and size of the warts being treated. In general, each treatment session typically lasts between 15 to 30 minutes.
There is little to no downtime associated with Aerolase Neo laser wart treatment. You can usually resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, the treated area may be sensitive or slightly red for a short period, but this should resolve within a few days.
Typical Number of Sessions Required:
The number of sessions required for complete wart removal can vary depending on the individual and the severity of the warts. In some cases, a single session might be sufficient, while others may require multiple treatments spaced a few weeks apart.
Expected Treatment Results:
Aerolase Neo laser wart treatment has shown effective results in removing warts. However, the success rate may vary, and some warts may require multiple sessions for complete eradication. The treatment aims to provide long-lasting results, but there is always a chance of recurrence.
After the procedure, your healthcare provider will provide you with specific post-treatment instructions. These may include keeping the treated area clean, avoiding direct sun exposure, applying topical medications if prescribed, and refraining from picking or scratching the treated area.
The cost of Aerolase Neo laser wart treatment can vary depending on the number of sessions required, the location of the clinic, the expertise of the healthcare provider, and other factors.