Flat warts are the result of infection with certain types of human papillomavirus. As a rule, this type of warts, which is also called juvenile, is quite harmless. However, they can cover the whole face and create colossal problems with the communication and self-esteem of young people. To get rid of flat warts, you should see a doctor.
Flat warts are irregular or rounded papules with a smooth surface and well-defined edges. Their diameter usually does not exceed 5 mm. Flat warts can range in color from flesh to light brown. Very often they appear at the site of skin damage - abrasions, scratches.
Before going for surgery, you can try to remove the warts with ointments. Solcoderm, kondalil or podophyllin help well. Preparations with salicylic acid are categorically not suitable for removing flat warts on the face.
The method of laser removal of warts is considered the most modern. It takes 2 minutes to process one formation, and the fossa remaining after the procedure disappears in 2 weeks. With the help of a laser, a very precise, down to micron, effect on the wart is possible, which allows you to keep the skin of the face even and smooth. Laser coagulation is the most sterile method, and in addition, this technology closes the path of the papilloma virus to the skin, preventing the reappearance of the defect.
Electrocoagulation - removal of warts using high-frequency current. It is a bloodless method that also blocks the virus from reaching healthy skin. However, electrocautery is recommended only for single and shallow flat warts, because after it, small scars remain.
Relatively inexpensive methods of getting rid of warts include cryodestruction (removal with liquid nitrogen) and surgical excision. Both of these methods leave noticeable scars and are not always effective. Therefore, it is not advisable to choose them to remove flat warts on the face.