Infrared Coagulator Treatment for Wart Removal

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Infrared Coagulation is one of the least well known cosmetic treatments around on the market today, and despite this it is growing in popularity because of its usefulness in treating conditions like warts. Warts are growths that come about as a result of infection by a virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV), and their treatment can be tricky and longwinded. Infrared coagulation offers people who have been suffering from warts for a while with a chance to get treatment for the condition that resolves their condition quickly and efficiently.

What is infrared coagulation?

Infrared coagulation makes use of a type of energy called infrared, which is defined by its wavelength. This type of energy is actually invisible to our eyes, but is what carries heat in the world around of us. An infrared coagulator makes use of infrared energy, delivering it to a small area and heating it up to an astonishing temperature of over 100 degrees. In doing so the wart cells and all their fluids boil and are burned off. This treatment is becoming more widely used for both wart and haemorrhoid treatments, and so far the procedure has been shown to be at least as effective as electrosurgery and potentially safer, with a lower risk of scarring.

Advantages and disadvantages of infrared coagulation

Infrared coagulation is less painful than other methods of wart removal like cryosurgery (freezing off of warts) and laser treatment, which is a huge advantage where patients are put off by the prospect of a painful session. Another advantage of infrared coagulation is that the depth of the treatment can easily be altered by adjusting how long tissues are exposed to infrared energy, meaning that the technique can target both large and deep warts as well as shallower warts.

Infrared coagulation is cheaper than laser for example, but is still quite a bit more expensive than topical creams and treatment pads. Infrared coagulation also has a much lower risk of scarring than laser, which makes it extremely attractive to many people. Unfortunately like laser there may be a need for a number of outpatient procedures to remove the warts in their entirety.

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