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

Why Are Warts So Hard to Get Rid Of?

Doctor Checking Patient Chart About Eczema Atlanta GA

While kids are most likely to experience them, warts can develop on anyone, at any age and on any part of the body. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be categorized as common warts, plantar warts, filiform warts or flat warts. Warts typically don’t pose a health threat, and most are not even painful. Still, they can be bothersome to deal with, and they certainly don’t add any aesthetic benefit. This is why many patients (kids and adults) try to treat their wart to make it go away.

The problem with wart treatment at home is that it can be frustrating. While some warts just don’t seem to disappear at all, others go away only to come back a month later. Why are warts so difficult to remove?

How Warts Form

Warts are caused by a virus, specifically HPV. Some patients with lowered immune systems can’t fight off the virus or recognize it in order to naturally attack the area of concern. In addition, warts are highly contagious. If you touch a towel, surface, or anything else someone with a wart has used, you can pick up HPV. This is why kids are especially susceptible, since they tend to bite their fingernails, pick at hangnails and skip washing their hands.

Warts can grow for months and even years! You may not even know you have a wart developing at first. This makes it easier to spread and many people don’t attempt to treat it until it is in a more advanced stage. Warts can be nestled in thick, warm skin. This is an ideal environment for warts, but one that makes them more difficult to treat. When using topical medicine (or salicylic acid) to remove a wart, the medicine may not fully reach the actual wart and can irritate the healthy skin around it.

Letting a Dermatologist Treat Your Wart

Have you given up trying to make your warts go away? Perhaps you’ve spent a large sum of money on over-the-counter gels, pads and lacquers, only to find that your wart won’t go away or comes right back. You are not alone. In fact, this is very common and a primary reason why patients seek a skin care specialist (dermatologist) to treat their wart.

At Olansky Dermatology, you’ll have a menu of proven options to treat your warts. One of our physicians will recommend a treatment option that best suits your needs, which can largely depend on the type of wart and where the wart is on your body. Our practice offers the following ways to eliminate unsightly warts:

  • Prescription Medicine
  • Cryosurgery (liquid nitrogen)
  • Surgical Excision

Ready to take care of that wart for good? Turn to the experts who understand skin as well as the conditions that can make your skin uncomfortable and unattractive. Schedule your wart removal in Atlanta today!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta 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.
Thank You

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.