Warts are pretty common skin problems. They are usually non-cancerous, and they usually are not painful. Most warts will go away without any treatment, but in some cases, if they are not treated, they can grow deeper into your skin, become more numerous, or you may even spread them to someone else. There are several different ways to treat warts. The best of these options is cryotherapy, and for good reason. It’s important to see a qualified professional for wart removal so they can give you the best care possible.

Types of Warts

Warts are usually small growths that appear most frequently on your hands and your feet. Depending on the type of wart, they can look smooth and flat, but other types can have a circle-shaped or a cauliflower-ish appearance. Skin around the wart can also become lighter or darker.


Common warts are usually found on both the hands and the feet and other places as well like your elbows. These are usually developed because of a weak immune system and can develop on adults and children alike.


These warts usually appear on the bottom of your feet, usually on the heels. These can be mistaken for corns or calluses. They are hard patches of skin and usually have some dark, little specs on the tops of the warts themselves. They are painful because the entire amount of your body weight is being placed on them, and this pushes them deeper into your skin. It has been described as feeling like you are standing on a stone all the time. Sometimes, multiple small plantar warts will begin to group together into a large, flat cluster. This is called a mosaic wart.

A Closer Look at Wart Removal

There are different options for wart removal. Cryotherapy is a wart removal treatment that occurs when the professional freezes the wart off by applying liquid nitrogen to the affected area. Freezing products are available in most pharmacies; however, these are not as effective as professional treatments.

If you have a wart that you need to get removed, call us at Refresh Evolution to set up a consultation for wart removal. After checking out exactly what type of wart that you have, one of our experts can recommend the appropriate course of action for you to take. We are conveniently located in Pitt Meadows and Port Moody. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!