Warts are skin formations activated by the human papilloma virus (also known by the HPV acronym) beloging to the Papovaviridae family. They are benign formations made out of an inner nucleus of tissue kept alive by blood vessels and covered by several layers of epithelial tissue. The virus penetrates into epidermis and infects it, causing an abnormally high replication rate.
Contagion takes place in highly crowded places like showers, gyms and swimming pools, where the hot and humid environment favours the survival of the virus in active form.
Warts can affect all body areas but most frequently are located in specific areas (like hands, feet, elbows and knees) which are more likely to mechanical traumas, therefore presenting microlesions where the virus can settle.
Available here at Keiron Laser Institute, the latest CO2 fractional laser and its ability to treat lesions at a deep level allow a permanent removal of warts in just one single session.