Cutaneous warts are benign epidermal proliferations caused by human papillomavirus infection. Among the available medical and destructive therapeutic options for cutaneous warts, none is uniformly effective or virucidal. Laser light was previously shown to be effective in treatment of warts. Many studies have used 585-nm pulsed dye lasers with the wart blood vessels as the target tissue. Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser was also previously shown to be effective for wart clearance. In our case report, four cases of wart removal with 1064 nm Nd:YAG are presented. In all cases a successful treatment of the warts was achieved. There were no reoccurrence of warts. Pain during a treatment was diagnosed as moderate and transient in nature. Apart from the transient pain there were no other unwanted side effects reported. We can conclude that wart removal with 1064 nm Nd:YAG is a safe, effective and well-tolerated treatment with no adverse events reported.
Katja Semprimoznik, Robin Sult, Masa Gorsic