(for Seborrhoeic Warts, please see "Seborrhoeic Keratosis")
Warts are benign (non-cancerous) rough lumps on the skin. They are normally a similar colour to the skin but can be slightly pigmented. They can be painful, particularly when on the soles of the feet (plantar warts) and may become inflamed.
Warts are caused by a virus known as the human papilloma virus (HPV) which causes the protein keratin in the top layer of the skin to grow too much.
The names of warts often refer to where they are found on the body or their appearance. Some warts are not suitable for treatment by ACP. However, unsightly and/or painful treatable warts can be instantly and safely removed leaving little or no sign of the blemish. Long-standing warts may need more than one treatment.
Warts which can be treated by ACP:
Filiform (facial warts with multiple, tentacle-like projections)
Plantar warts (Verrucas)