Plantar warts laser treatment Case Study, this thirteen year old girl presented with three plantar warts on her right foot she recently developed a blister from the way she changed her GAIT due to the pain from the plantar warts. We discussed her options of surgery versus treatment with laser. She decided that laser would be a better option as she had gone through enough pain over the past few months.
Plantar warts grow because a virus has gained entry into the skin usually through some sort of micro abrasions to the foot, in this case I suspect that it came from a swimming pool as this patient does a large amount of swimming at the pool.
We made an appointment and carried out one plantar wart treatment with laser, her plantar warts turned slightly yellow after the laser (see photos) and then a few days later turned a reddish colour and formed a mild blister. This area dried off over the coming weeks and we debrided the areas where the plantar warts had been. They continue to heal and 2 have now resolved one still has a scab over it. I expect this to fall of over the coming month and it looks like all the plantar warts have resolved.
The patient is really happy with the outcome, she hopes to never get plantar warts again.