Wart Removal Treatment General Information & Aftercare
The information provided within this document should be followed by all patients receiving a Wart Removal treatment at Clear Medical. Prior to receiving treatment (and after the treatment is administered), it is crucial to the health of your skin and the success of your treatment that you read and follow ALL guidelines contained in this document.
Purpose: The wart removal is very superficial and is designed to improve the texture and appearance of your skin.
Patients who should NOT be treated:
- Individuals with active cold sores, open wounds, sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea.
- Individuals with any history of herpes simplex.
- Individuals with a history of allergies, rashes and other skin reactions, or may be sensitive to any of the components of this treatment.
- Individuals with an allergy to salicylates i.e. aspirin.
- Individuals who have taken Accutane within the past year, or have received chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding (lactating).
One Week Before
Avoid these products and/or procedures prior to your chemical peel:
- Depilatory creams
- Laser hair removal (IPL)
Two To Three Days Before
- Retin-A, Renova, Differin (Adapalene 0.1%), Tazorac
- Any products containing Retinol, AHA or BHAs or benzyl peroxide
- Any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating
These guidelines MUST be followed:
- Approximately 48 hours after the treatment your skin may begin to peel/appear dry. This peeling/dryness will generally last 2-5 days. DO NOT PICK OR PULL THE SKIN DURING THIS TIME!
- For optimum results, the skin should be kept well hydrated at all times. Use a mild moisturiser/sunscreen with an SPF of at least 20. We recommend using Clear Medical Tone & Defence Skin Oil on a regular basis to ensure the skin is hydrated (take care to be as delicate as possible).
- Avoid direct sunlight for at least 1 week.
- Patients with hypersensitivity to the sun should take extra precautions to guard against exposure immediately following the procedure as they may be more sensitive following the procedure.
- Please be aware your skin may be more red than usual for 2-3 days which is perfectly normal.
- Please avoid strenuous exercise during this time.
- When washing your face, do not scrub. Use a gentle or mild skin cleanser, preferably one not containing soap.
- Apply a light moisturiser as often as needed to relieve dryness or tightness of the skin that may be experienced.
- Do not have another facial treatment for at least one week after your procedure.
- You may resume the regular use of Retin-A, alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) products or bleaching creams ONLY after the peeling process is complete.
Adverse Experiences Which May Occur
It is common and expected that your skin will be red, possibly itchy and/or irritated. It is also possible that other adverse side effects may occur. Although rare, the following adverse reactions have been reported by having this peel: skin breakout or acne, rash, dark spots, swelling and burning. Please get in touch with us immediately if you have any unexpected problems after the procedure.
Although most people experience peeling/dryness of their warts, not every patient notices that their skin peels/becomes dry after this procedure. Lack of peeling/dryness is NOT an indication that the procedure was unsuccessful.
If you do not notice an actual reduction in the size/shape of your Wart immediately after the procedure, please note that you are still receiving all the benefits of the procedure, such as stimulation of collagen production, improvement of skin tone/texture but it may be that the viral infection is more resilient and requires further treatment.
Appropriate skin evaluation by your skincare professional prior to your procedure is important and will help predict the outcome of your treatment. Please understand that the Wart Removal Treatment is not an exact science and the degree of improvement is variable, further treatment may be required.