Warts Treatment NYC

What are warts, and what causes them?

According to Larry Jaeger, Chief Medical Director at Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York, a wart is a skin growth caused by some types of the virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV infects the top layer of skin, usually entering the body in an area of broken skin. The virus causes the top layer of skin to grow rapidly, forming a wart. Most warts go away on their own within months or years. NYC Warts Treatment Center.

Warts can grow anywhere on the body, and there are different kinds. For example, common warts grow most often on the hands, but they can grow anywhere. Plantar warts grow on the soles of the feet.

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How are warts spread?

Larry Jaeger maintains that warts are easily spread by direct contact with a human papillomavirus. You can infect yourself again by touching the wart and then touching another part of your body. You can infect another person by sharing towels, razors, or other personal items. After you’ve had contact with HPV, it can take many months of slow growth beneath the skin before you notice a wart. NYC Warts Treatment.

Warts and human papillomavirus (HPV)

It is unlikely that you will get a wart every time you come in contact with HPV. Some people are more likely to get warts than others.

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What are symptoms of warts?

Larry Jaeger relates that warts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. A wart may be a bump with a rough surface, or it may be flat and smooth. Tiny blood vessels grow into the core of the wart to supply it with blood. In both common and plantar warts, these blood vessels may look like dark dots in the wart’s center.

Warts are usually painless. But a wart that grows in a spot where you put pressure, such as on a finger or on the bottom of the foot, can be painful.

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How are warts diagnosed?

A doctor usually can tell if a skin growth is a wart just by looking at it. Your doctor may take a sample of the wart and look at it under a microscope (a skin biopsy). This may be done if it isn’t clear that the growth is a wart. It may also be done if a skin growth is darker than the skin surrounding it, is an irregular patch on the skin, bleeds, or is large and fast-growing.

Dr. Larry Jaeger is a board certified dermatologist who has a practice in New York.  Dr. Larry Jaeger specializes in the treatment of all skin, hair and nail disorders including all skin growths. NYC Warts Treatment at Central Park Medical Associates.

 

Top 10 Skin Myths

Dr. Larry Jaeger is the medical director of Advanced Dermatology of New York and specializes in the area of Medical, Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology. Top 10 Skin Myths according Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York. 

Top 10 Skin Myths

Skin Myth#1: Tanning is harmless.

Larry Jaeger reports that exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging. Both UVA and UVB radiation can cause skin damage including wrinkles, lowered immunity against infection, aging skin disorders, and cancer. The amount of damage to the skin caused by the sun is determined by the total lifetime amount of radiation exposure and the person’s pigment protection.

Sunlight has a profound effect on the skin causing premature skin aging, skin cancer, and a host of skin changes. Exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, from sunlight accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging. Many skin changes that were commonly believed to be due to aging, such as easy bruising, are actually a result of prolonged exposure to UV radiation.

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Skin Myth #2: Acne is caused by what you eat.

New York Medical Dermatologist Larry Jaeger maintains that acne is caused by over production of sebum (oil) and obstruction of the pores. The amount of sebum produced by the skin is regulated by hormones only, not food. This includes chocolate, greasy food, soda, and fast foods. These foods do not have any effect on the hormones that regulate sebum production.

Skin Myth #3: Dermatologists can diagnose any skin condition…

is another skin myth Larry Jaeger refutes.
Medicine, is an art, not an exact science. Dermatologists spend at least three years learning about various skin disorders. Unfortunately, some people have rashes that fit several different disease profiles. Dermatologists are trained to diagnose a rash by giving a prioritized list of possibilities. Sometimes the response to treatment helps determine the diagnosis.

Skin Myth #4: Topical antioxidants reverse wrinkles…

Larry Jaeger professes that free radicals play an important role in creating wrinkles. Therefore, it makes sense that antioxidants will make skin more youthful. Unfortunately, there are no good scientific studies that show what type of topical antioxidant is effective. This research is being conducted now, but it is still too early. Right now the only topical product that has been proven to improve wrinkles is Retin-A.

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Skin Myth #5:  “All-natural” skin care products are best…

What exactly does “all-natural” mean? Unfortunately, this term can mean just about anything, and cosmetics companies use it any way they want. All cosmetics and skin care products have synthetic ingredients in them. Because a skin care product is made from a plant does not mean that it is better for the skin than a product created in a lab.

Skin Myth #6: I can’t get herpes from someone who doesn’t have a rash…

Understanding how the herpes simplex virus works is crucial to understanding how it causes lifelong infection. Viral shedding can occur before a rash develops, making it possible to be infected after contact with normal appearing skin.

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Skin Myth #7: Dry skin causes wrinkles.

Wrinkles are caused by many factors as the skin ages. The microscopic changes are distinct and unmistakable. Even though wrinkled skin looks better when it is moisturized, there is no evidence that moisturizer has any effect on the microscopic skin damage. In other words, moisturizers do not have any long-term effect on wrinkles.

Skin Myth #8: Expensive skin care products are better than inexpensive ones.

The cost of a skin care product or cosmetic is absolutely NOT an indicator of effectiveness. The cosmetics industry would like people to believe that an expensive product has some special ingredient in it that makes it more effective. However, there are many products in every category that are effective and don’t come with a high price tag.

Skin Myth #9: Skin conditions can be cleared up quickly.

Some skin conditions such as bacterial infections start improving as soon as you use the right medications. However, many skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and seborrhea are chronic, meaning they get better slowly with treatment and reoccur when the treatment stops.

Skin Myth #10: Men don’t have as many skin problems as women…

Men wrinkle as much as women and they get skin conditions such as acne, seborrhea, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis just like women. Men also have additional concerns surrounding facial hair. While men don’t spend as much money as women on wrinkle creams and other skin care products, they also don’t use sunscreen and protect their skin enough.

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