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Wart treatment with IPL

Netherlands-Flag-icon Germany-Flag-icon We regularly receive patients in our clinic with warts who have already undergone a long course of treatment by other therapists, in a lot of cases with little result. Warts can indeed be very tenacious and persistent. Due to the presence of Human Papillomavirus cells, they can keep multiplying. If the roots are not removed properly and the blood vessels continue to 'feed' the wart, they will keep recurring.

In addition to our standard treatment by means of curettage, cryo-therapy and TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid), we have recently started to apply our IPL laser treatment to remove warts. The IPL targets the nourishing vessels directly under the wart. These will be briefly heated by light, causing them to be coagulated. The IPL only works very shallow in the skin and therefore cannot reach deeper, larger vessels. This way, the wart gets less and less chance to persist. At least three additional laser treatments are recommended, at intervals of 2-3 weeks.

Baseline and 2 months after last treatment@0.5x

Baseline and 2 months after last treatment

Baseline and 3 weeks after last treatment@0.5x
Baseline and 3 weeks after last treatment

Source: Hiroki Kanda, MD; Clinical Casebook , M22™ Treatments, Lumenis®

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