Aftercare and Recovery – What You Must Do After a Wart Removal


Warts are most commonly caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can appear over your skin region across any part of your body.

They can be transmitted through unprotected sex or via skin-to-skin contact. There is no cure for warts but various surgical and non-surgical treatments are available for the removal of warts.

People with warts may experience discomfort, pain, and itching symptoms. If your body fails to develop immunity against the HPV, warts may reappear even after treatments.

Hence, getting rid of alone is insufficient and you must take care to prevent them from reappearing.

There are many medically approved treatment like laser treatment, minor surgery, cantharidin, peeling acid, cryotherapy, and duct tape.

What can affect your recovery from a wart removal procedure?

Recovery from a wart removal surgery refers to repairing time of your affected skin. Recovery from a wart removal procedure depends on several factors.

Some of the important factors are –

1. Wart location

If your wart is located on a site involved in movement, weight-bearing pressure, and sun exposure, then the healing may be delayed due to oxygen depletion and stretching contracted skin. Hence, such warts need to be protected until they complete healing process.

2. Wart’s size and shape

Smaller the warts, smaller are the treatment incisions and faster is the wound healing time.

3. Wart removal procedure

Recovery time also depends on the type of surgical procedure. The larger incisions and excision takes longer time to recover the wounds.

4. Patient’s immunity strength

Better is your immunity, better will be your healing power. Any medical conditions like diabetes or liver disease can delay healing process due to immune cell damages.

Other factors like aging, smoking, drinking alcohol and other unhealthy habits can slower down your wart’s wound healing process.

To ensure fast recovery, your doctor will advise measures to hasten your skin repair and shorten recovery time.

Retens Medical offers 脫疣 treatment through carbon dioxide laser and skin specialist doctors to ensure effective wart removal with faster recovery time. Retens Medical Aesthetic Centre is located in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.

For over 10 years, they have been providing safe and efficient medical services with the help of high-end technology and genuine products with FDA and EU CE certifications.

What are aftercares for the wart removal treatment?

The wart removal treatment is effective only when you precisely take care of post-treatment wounds. Your doctor will provide 脫疣後護理 guidelines to help your wound recovery faster.

Generally, the bandages around the wound cause irritation and soreness, which makes you to touch and scratch the wound bare-handed and initiate further infections.

Here are the aftercare guidelines –

  1. Keep the wound clean and dry. You must clean them with warm water at least 3 to 4 times daily.
  2. Do not itch or scratch around the wound area. Avoid picking or pulling the healed skin.
  3. Avoid direct sunlight for at least 7 to 10 days.
  4. Avoid heavy workouts during skin recovery time.
  5. Use mild skin cleansers only.
  6. Do not use facial treatment, bleaching creams, and other harsh lotions over the wound.

Warts treatment requires different pain management and aftercare programs to prevent the possibilities of warts resurfacing again in future.

The aftercare procedures also help you to prevent the current wound from being infected by other viruses.