Warts, also called verrucae, are benign tumors of the skin that are usually caused by a virus. There are different types of verrucae, which can be easily treated in many cases. Below you’ll find an overview of the different types that can be treated at Van Lennep Kliniek.
- Verruca Vulgaris: skin-coloured, flat or hemispherical warts with a keratinized surface. They vary in size from smaller than a millimeter to larger than a centimeter (0.4 inches). They often can be found on the fingers, back of the hand, elbows, and knees.
- Verrucae plantares: keratinized warts under the soles of your feet, with a depression in the center. Characteristic of these warts are the black dots.
- Butcher’s warts: cauliflower-like lesions on the back of the hand, fingers, around the nails and in the palm of the hand.
- Senile warts also called verruca seborrhoica: rather small, raised spots that initially are yellow in colour and later turn brown to black. Common in people over 50, mostly on the face, chest, abdomen, and back.
- Fibromas/skin tags, also called verruca filiformis, are soft benign skin protuberances in the shape of a bump or stalk. These skin-coloured or light-brown growths can occur anywhere on the body. Preferred locations, however, are the neck, underarms, under the breasts and in the groin area.
Treatment options at Van Lennep Kliniek:
- Cryotherapy (freezing)
- Surgical excision (cutting away the growth)
- Laser therapy
The choice of treatment method depends on the nature of the verrucae. During a no-obligation consultation, the medical specialist will determine which type it concerns.