Cutaneous warts represent an unsightly and sometimes painful disturbance, which may resolve spontaneously. In cases where warts do not resolve, various treatment modalities are available. Laser treatment is a relatively efficient and patientcomfortable approach, although sometimes more than 4 treatment sessions are needed and there may be unresponsiveness and recurrence of deep warts.
We report here on a new method combining Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser treatment. Of the 17 warts treated, all resulted in complete clearance and none showed recurrence in 2 years. The efficacy of the method can be attributable to its efficient ablation of warts without damaging the surrounding tissue, which allows for fast recovery.
Additionally, Nd:YAG laser treatment effectively complements the treatment by affecting the underlying vessels, thus potentially disrupting the supply to the residual wart tissue.
Ana Maletic, Ines Maletic, Dusko Maletic