Last updated 6 days ago
Warts are an extremely common problem. They’re more annoying than dangerous, but most people still visit their dermatologist to have them removed for cosmetic reasons. What causes these skin bumps, and what can you do when warts happen to you? Here is the rundown on everything you need to know about warts:
What Are Warts?
Warts are benign skin tumors. They are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus, or HPV. Many people associate HPV with genital warts, but that is just one of over 100 subtypes of the virus. HPV is responsible for warts anywhere you get them on your body. Although warts can occur anywhere, they are most common on the hands and feet. Warts may be slightly raised and smooth, bumpy and clustered like cauliflower, or even as small, black dots.
Who Is Most Likely to Get Warts?
Warts can happen to anyone, at any time, but children and young adults get them the most frequently. People with compromised immune systems, including people with AIDS and cancer, are also more prone to warts. Warts are highly contagious and are transmitted via direct contact. If you come in contact with someone else’s wart, there is good likelihood you may contract the virus.
What Can You Do About Warts?
Although there are over-the-counter treatments available for warts, having your wart surgically removed by a dermatologist is the most effective solution. Depending on the location of your wart, your dermatologist may decide to use cryotherapy to freeze the wart, laser therapy to burn it, or they may excise the wart. A local anesthetic is used when needed to make the procedure more comfortable.
Wart removal is among the many services we offer at Cara Mia Medical Day Spa & Dermatology Associates of Colorado. Our dermatologists are here to help with everything from MOHS surgery to Botox. Find out how we can help you look and feel your best by calling (303) 558-3192.
Last updated 13 days ago
Warts are an extremely common complaint heard by dermatologists. These growths tend to pop up most frequently on the hands, feet, and genitals. They are usually painless, but most people consider them unsightly and want them removed. Topical medications are generally ineffective in wart removal. Your best treatment option is usually having your dermatologist surgically remove the wart.
This video explains the causes and treatment options for warts. Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV. Occasionally, your immune system can fight off this viral infection, but in most cases, your body doesn’t recognize it. To treat warts, your dermatologist will use a local anesthetic and cut the wart off. There is a chance the wart will come back if it has tentacles under the skin that cannot be removed.
If you have warts, Cara Mia Medical Day Spa & Dermatology Associates of Colorado can help. Call our Denver-area practice at (303) 558-3192 to make an appointment or learn more about our services.
Last updated 19 days ago
Lasers have revolutionized the world of dermatology. With laser technology, dermatologists and aestheticians can deliver great results with quick procedures and minimal downtime. At Cara Mia Medical Spa, we use three different lasers to combat the signs of aging and correct skin flaws. Here is what you can expect from each of our laser treatments:
Has your complexion lost its youthful glow? The march of time can make skin look thin, dry, and dull. Fine lines are also a common part of aging. With the CoolTouch Laser, you can reclaim young-looking skin without invasive treatments and long periods of downtime. This gentle laser stimulates collagen production, which can slow as you age. The result is toned, brighter skin. Fine lines around your mouth and eyes are also diminished with treatment. Your skin is protected with a cooling spray, and there is no downtime after the procedure. The CoolTouch Laser is appropriate for all skin types.
Fraxel re:Store Laser
The Fraxel re:Store system also helps boost collagen production to give you younger-looking skin. This laser relies on photothermolysis, a new technology that creates small thermal zones on the skin. About 20 percent of your skin’s surface is targeted with each treatment. In addition to smoother skin, pigmentation problems and moderate lines and wrinkles are improved. Patients usually receive four to six treatments over four to six months. The treated area may be red initially, but recovery is fairly quick. The full benefits of the Fraxel re:Store are seen about six months after treatment.
The V-Beam is used to treat a range of cosmetic concerns, including spider veins on the face and legs, rosacea, stretch marks, brown spots, and birth marks. This pulse-dye laser is effective at decreasing the appearance of these problems with only minimal post-treatment bruising.
Which laser therapy is right for you? Make an appointment at Cara Mia Medical Spa & Dermatology Associates of Colorado to find out. We’ll help you select the right therapies to achieve your treatment goals. Make an appointment at our Denver spa today by calling (303) 558-3192.
Last updated 21 days ago
Mark your calendars for May 22 & 23, 2013. From 6:00-7:00 PM we will be hosting a seminar at our Meridian office on our newest treatment, Ultherapy! Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow.
Also, be sure to take advantage of May Special of 20% off all Micropigmentation & all Dermal Fillers!
Last updated 26 days ago
How much time do you spend putting on your makeup every day? How much money have you invested in cosmetics over the years? With micropigmentation, you can reclaim those hours and cut make-up costs from your budget. This procedure gives you permanent, flawless make-up, so you never have to devote time to applying make-up again.
Micropigmentation is an invasive procedure during which colors are placed in the dermis layer of the skin. Licensed and certified professionals perform micropigmentation. The procedure is completed in a single visit, though the recovery can take up to ten days. A topical anesthetic is used to reduce discomfort. The results are long-lasting, but it may be necessary to have touch-ups every few years. If you choose light colors, they may fade slightly in the sun.
Micropigmentation is one of the services we provide at Cara Mia Medical Day Spa & Dermatology Associates of Colorado to help you look and feel your best. Find out what other services we offer at our Denver dermatology practice by calling (303) 558-3192.