Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

The largest dermatology practice in America, Advanced Dermatology provides complete clinical and cosmetic skin care. Immediate appointments available at one of our 180+ locations.

Are Warts Cancerous?

Warts are extremely common, due to the fact that they are highly contagious. Many people visit dermatologists because they have warts, in hopes of getting an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Often, people who get warts worry that they are a sign of skin cancer. Is it true?

The good news is that warts are not cancerous. They are caused by HPV—human papilloma virus. The virus is extremely contagious, and you are even more likely to develop warts of you have a cut on your skin when you are exposed to the virus. In most cases, your dermatologist can diagnose warts simply by looking at them. Many different treatments are available, including cryotherapy, excision, and chemical peels.

If you have warts, schedule a consultation with Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery to find out what treatment is right for you. To make an appointment with a clinical dermatologist, please dial (866) 400-3376.

Categories: Skin Conditions