Seborrheic Wart Removal
Safe Removal of Benign Growths
- Qualified doctor completes treatment quickly
- Less risk of scarring
- Downtime is minimal
Bodyvie’s effective PlexR treatment is a great alternative to surgical or chemical options. Seborrheic warts are also known as seborrheic keratosis, are removed at Bodyvie using PlexR to cauterise the growths. These harmless lesions are occasionally mistaken as moles by patients but are easily spotted and diagnosed by a GP.
Seborrheic warts are very common after reaching the age of 40 or if you have a family history of the condition. They begin to develop with a flat and pigmented appearance and over time can develop a raised and waxy or scaly texture. These growths can appear as tan, brown or black with a round or oval shape but this depends on the underlying skin colour and its melanin content.
These warts typically appear on the face, chest, shoulders or back, however can also occur anywhere on the body, other than on your palms or soles. They can develop as a single growth, although multiple growths are far more common. In terms of size, they range from very small to more than 1 inch (2.5 centimetres) across.
Currently, doctors do not know what causes seborrheic keratosis but the growths do tend to run in some families, suggesting that genetics plays a role.
Despite their name, seborrheic warts are not like viral warts and are not contagious, they are growths that form from normal skin skills. And because they are not harmless, it is not vital to remove these growths.
If seborrheic warts are bothering you due to their appearance or how they feel, you can have them cauterised to remove them. This treatment is performed by a doctor to ensure the safe removal and less risk of scarring.
Using plasma energy, the PlexR device ionises gases in the air to create a tiny electrical arc to heat the targeted area of tissue, stimulating rapid contractions, tightening the skin fibres to remove the growth.
Due to the effect of cautery, this treatment does not cause bleeding and only requires a topical anaesthetic resulting in very little downtime and less risk of scarring compared to treatment requiring an incision.
If you have any questions in regards to the seborrheic wart removal procedure, please contact our friendly team.
You will have a thorough consultation with your doctor before proceeding with treatment. This allows your doctor to carefully assess your unwanted growth(s) to determine it is in fact a seborrheic wart and whether further investigation (histology) is required.
If it is confirmed you have a seborrheic wart, your doctor will discuss the procedure of removal, as well as both pre and post-care requirements to ensure you achieve optimal results.
To begin, your doctor will mark the lesion to be removed and a local anaesthetic will be administered to the wart site. The PlexR laser device will then be used to tighten and cauterise the target area. The procedure is very quick and comfortable.
You will only need one treatment to remove your seborrheic wart, however, it is greatly raised, your doctor may advise another treatment for a safe removal and minimal scarring.
You will see results immediately after treatment. The growth will be removed and you will have a scab on the treated area which will be apparent for 1-2 weeks.