Dermatology located in Fairfax, VA

Warts are a common problem because they spread and can come back if not properly managed. To get effective care and prevent recurrence, rely on the highly trained dermatologists at Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax. They can eliminate warts using various removal techniques that prioritize your safety and aesthetic goals. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the Fairfax, Virginia, office or booking an appointment online.

What causes warts?

Warts are noncancerous growths that appear as firm, grainy bumps on the skin. They result from the human papillomavirus (HPV) and can cause discomfort and embarrassment.

Am I at risk of developing warts?

Anyone can develop warts, but you’re more susceptible to them if you are older, have a weakened immune system, spend a lot of time in public places, or have skin damage.

How easily do warts spread to others?

Unfortunately, warts are highly contagious, and the virus that causes them can spread by touching others or sharing objects. It’s common to get warts in communal spaces, and the warts troubling you may have spread initially by someone who didn’t realize they shouldn’t walk barefoot in public or share towels.

Thankfully, the Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax experts can treat warts and help you prevent them from spreading further.

What can I expect from my treatment for warts?

After a thorough skin evaluation, your Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax provider may recommend the following:

Prescription treatments

For stubborn warts, your provider can prescribe topical creams or other medications to get rid of them.

Over-the-counter treatments

Not all warts need a strong dose of medication. Nonprescription products with ingredients like salicylic acid can eliminate warts and come in convenient forms like patches, liquids, or ointments.

If you have an impaired immune system or skin prone to irritation, your dermatologist may not recommend these products. However, there are many other effective treatments for warts.


This treatment for warts is often recommended, even for children, due to its safety and effective track record. While the wart may require repeated cryotherapy before disappearing, this method works well for most people.


Your provider uses a controlled electric current to kill targeted wart cells with electrocautery.

Laser therapy

Laser energy heats and eradicates the blood vessels feeding the wart, which shrivels and dies after losing its blood supply.

Surgical removal

For large or treatment-resistant warts, surgical methods may produce the best results. The highly trained dermatologists at Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax give you the best outcome possible.

Getting quick care keeps warts from recurring or spreading to other areas. Contact Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax by phone or schedule your consultation online and learn more about effect treatments for warts.