Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cryosurgery for Wart Removal

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Although “cryosurgery” may sound intimidating, it is actually a very simple, quick and standard procedure that is used to remove a wart with liquid nitrogen. Many patients come to a dermatologist when a wart is refusing to go away on its own (even after over-the-counter treatments) or when the wart is painful or a cosmetic concern. While warts have often been associated with disgust or old age, they can develop on anyone and are nothing to be embarrassed about. To understand why skin warts may need cryosurgery, it is helpful to know exactly what causes them in the first place.

Warts are caused by a virus, but not the type of virus that makes your sick or gets inside your body. However, because warts are viral, this can make them difficult to treat. Imagine getting a cold (which is a virus). There is no medication to necessarily eradicate the virus, so it is typically a matter of just waiting for your body to fight off the virus. The virus in a skin wart is similar. However, it may take months instead of days for the body to recognize the virus and fight it off.

By choosing cryosurgery from your dermatologist, most warts are effectively removed. Cryosurgery is a procedure that freezes the wart by applying liquid nitrogen. After cryosurgery, you will not leave the office with wart-free skin. In fact, the area may look worse then when you came in. It is common for the wart to be puffy, red and even blister in the days following liquid nitrogen treatment. It will typically form a scab that falls off within a week or two. At this point, your wart needs to be rechecked to see if another treatment is necessary. The reason cryosurgery is effective is because it causes enough inflammation in your skin to trigger your body’s response to attack the virus.

If you or your child has a wart that is painful or aesthetically displeasing, please make an appointment with one of our board certified dermatologists at Olansky Dermatology Associates. We use the latest wart removal methods so that your skin stays healthy and beautiful through all stages of life. We are happy to educate you on the treatment options available to you, as cryosurgery is one of many wart removal methods we offer.

Olansky Dermatology AssociatesAtlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
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Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.