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Wart Removal in Dubai

Warts are skin lesions resulting from a viral infection caused by specific strains of human papillomavirus (HPV). They appear in the form of small individual lumps or clusters. Although warts can occur at any age, they are more common among children and teenagers.

Warts can be contagious but not usually cancerous. However, some skin cancers can cause growths resembling warts. Therefore, having your skin lesions analyzed in a clinical setting is recommended.

What Causes Warts?

Warts may develop on the skin or mucosa lining when it comes in contact with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV). The resultant infection triggers excess keratin production, leading to the development of lesions that usually have a hard, rough texture. Sometimes, warts are transmitted through sexual contact; they commonly occur on or around the genitals.

Risk Factors

Factors that may increase the risk of warts include the following:

  • Skin injuries
  • Infections that cause breaks or cuts in the surface of the skin
  • Excessive sweating of hands and feet
  • Nail biting
  • Going into shared swimming pools
  • Touching other people’s warts
  • Shaving or scratching your warts (as it can cause the infection to spread)

What Are The Symptoms Of Warts?

The most common symptoms of warts include the following:

  • A small bump raised above the skin’s surface
  • Rough texture
  • Itchiness 
  • Individual lesions or clustered patches

Most Common Types of Warts:

Warts are classified based on their appearance, location, and the type of HPV causing them. The most common wart types include the following:

  • Common warts: These are identified by their rough, hard surface and are usually slightly raised above the skin. They can develop anywhere on the body but most commonly develop on the hands and feet. 
  • Flat warts: These lesions appear flattened and smooth. Like common warts, flat warts can occur on any body part. However, they are more common on the lower legs, face, and hands. 
  • Filiform warts: These warts appear like long, thin threads. They usually affect the face, especially the areas around the lips and eyelids. 
  • Mosaic warts: These warts usually grow in clusters and most commonly occur on the soles of your feet. They may also appear on your hands. 
  • Plantar warts: These appear as small, rough growths, usually on the heels and balls of feet. Because of the consistent pressure on the soles of feet, these warts may grow inwards beneath the thick skin layer called callus. 

Genital warts: These growths are identified by their grey or off-white grainy cauliflower appearance. They are a type of sexually transmitted infection (STI) and usually develop on the penis, scrotum, vulva, anus, and upper thighs.

What Are The Different Treatments Available To Remove Warts?

The most common options to treat warts in Dubai include the following.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels may be effective for flat warts. During this treatment, a dermatologist applies a peeling solution that gets absorbed into the skin and works to dissolve wart’s cells. The chemical solutions generally used in this regard include salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and tretinoin.

Laser treatment

Laser treatment involves a specialist directing an intense light beam at the affected area. The aim is to use the laser heat to destroy the wart’s cells. The most common laser types used for wart removal are Pulsed-dye laser and Erbium YAG laser.

Immune system stimulation or immunotherapy

This treatment can effectively treat warts using the patient’s own immune system. It involves injecting or applying an immunomodulating solution comprising weakened strains of wart-causing HPVs. This leads to the development of antibodies that attack the virus and affected cells, clearing up the wart.


Cryotherapy is one of the standard procedures to remove warts. During this procedure, the doctor applies liquid nitrogen to the wart by spraying or using a cotton swab. This freezes off and destroys the wart’s cells, which are then removed naturally as the skin heals.


This treatment uses a vesicant to cause a blister on the wart, lifting it off the skin surface. The blister dries in a few days, removing the wart.

Curettage and electrosurgery

Electrosurgery and curettage may be combined to treat large warts. Curettage involves removing the wart by scraping or cutting using a sharp, spoon-shaped tool. Electrosurgery involves burning the lesion with an electric current passed through a needle.


Your dermatologist may cut out the wart using a sharp, straight blade. This procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia.

How Much Does It Cost To Remove A Wart In Dubai?

The starting cost of Wart Removal in Dubai can be around AED 1500. The exact price of this treatment can vary from case to case, depending on multiple factors, such as:

  • Type of warts
  • Treatment selected
  • The size of the affected area

How Do You Stop Warts from Spreading?

You can keep warts from spreading by:

  • Covering them with a bandage
  • Avoiding shaving over them
  • Washing hands after touching them
  • Avoiding scratching or picking at them

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