Warts Specialist

Texas Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Katy, TX

Warts can be a source of distress, causing embarrassment. The doctors at Texas Dermatology offer treatment for warts to patients in Katy, Texas.

Warts Q & A

How Do You Get Warts?

Warts are caused by a virus that creates an infection in the skin once contact is made. This is more likely to develop on broken skin since the virus can enter the top layer of skin through open wounds. Children often develop warts much more often than adults, because they haven’t built up defenses against human papillomavirus in their immune systems yet.

Are Warts Contagious?

Warts can spread very easily from encountering a wart on someone else’s body, or surfaces that touched someone’s warts, such as towels or bathmats. Warts can also spread from one area of your body to another. For this reason, it is important not to pick at your warts. Be mindful of warts in areas where you shave. Shaving over the wart could transfer the virus to the razor and then spread it to other areas of your body. One of the best precautions to take to minimize your risk of acquiring warts is to wash your hands regularly.

How Will a Doctor Treat My Warts?

Treatment of your warts will depend on the placement and personal preference. Freezing the skin wart with liquid nitrogen or burning it off are two fast, painless methods that are popular for wart removal. Sometimes, your dermatologist will use a laser to treat warts that are difficult to remove. Doctors may also use a chemical called cantharidin on the wart, which causes a blister to form beneath the growth. When the skin on the top of the blister dies, it contains part of the wart and can be removed. Other treatments include surgical removal of the wart and the injection or application of certain drugs that strengthen your immune system’s response to the wart. The best way to decide on treatment is to speak with a dermatologist on the matter.

Texas Dermatology is pleased to accept your insurance. Please remember that insurance coverage is a contract that exists between you and your insurer. Patients are responsible for copays, co-insurance, and deductibles under their specific insurance policy. It is the policy of Texas Dermatology to collect co-pays and deductible amounts at the time of service.

From the Texas Health Exchange - We accept the following:

  • BlueAdvantage HMO- (With Referral) BAV Network
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace

    Texas Dermatology is not contracted, and is therefore out of network for the following Texas exchange plans and any other exchange plan not specifically listed above:

  • AARP
    Aetna Medicare
    Assurant Health
    Beech Street
    Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Care Improvement Plus
    Cigna Connect HMO
    Coventry Health Care
    First Health
    Galaxy Health Network
    Great West Health Care