Laser treatment for wart removal is generally considered to be a minimally painful procedure. Most laser treatments are well-tolerated by patients and do not require anesthesia. However, if the wart is larger or located in a sensitive area, the dermatologist may administer local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort during the procedure.
During the laser treatment, the laser beam is targeted at the wart, delivering precise energy to destroy the wart tissue. The laser selectively targets the blood vessels that supply the wart, causing them to coagulate and effectively eliminating the wart. The laser energy also helps to stimulate the body’s natural healing response.
Patients may experience a sensation of warmth or mild discomfort during the laser treatment, similar to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin. However, any discomfort is usually temporary and well-tolerated. The duration of the laser treatment depends on the size and number of warts being treated.