Let’s Talk About Warts (Harhar!)

Oh-kay. So this will be the last post about my face. I promise. This was supposed to be written yesterday but I was swaped by my disorder called laziness. Anyway, on to my first ever warts removal or cauterization.

A few years ago, I overheard this conversation about warts removal and how it was covered by our health card. Back then, I as vain as any single lady could be. Intrigued, I asked for the name of the doctor, and scheduled a trip to Borough Medical to have my face checked. It turned out that I don’t have any warts that time and what the good doctor did was to recommend a treatment to my pimples. After the session, she sent me home, happy with the discovery.

Fast forward to this week, I have been bothered by the break outs in my face. After my not so nice encounter with a dermatologist in Medical City, I decided to go back to the same doctor who took care of my face before. Her name is Dr. Rosario Alejandrino. I was happy that she still held clinic in Borough, I immediately signed up to be one of her patients that day. I had a chance to talk to her and decided to go back last Wednesday for the actual treatment.

Come Wednesday, I took a leave of absence to have the treatment. She explained the procedure and the what-to-expects so that I am prepared. She also checked my skin first to see the areas that needs to be treated so that anesthesia can be applied.

The areas with anesthesia, and a tape to help keep it in place

The areas with anesthesia, and a tape to help keep it in place

This was a small portion as I was only using the front cam of my phone. I’m sorry too if I look so haggard in the picture (hehe!). I had to wait for at least 30 minutes for the medicine to sink in because the cauterization process is done by burning the warts by electric current.

FYI, there are different type of warts. They are:

  • Common warts – usually grow on hands but could be on any parts of the body, are gray brown colored, and rough
  • Plantar warts – they grow in the sole of the feet and are usually painful when you walk. They are hard, big, and dark patches of skin.
  • Flat warts (which I have) – usually grows on the face, arms, or legs. They are usually small and flat and color can vary to pink, light yellow, or light brown.
  • Filiform warts – grows in the beard, mouth and nose area. This usually looks like a small bump on the skin, with the same skin color with a thread like growth.
  • Periungual warts – this grows under and around the nails which could affect nail growth. They look like rough bumps.

And so, after 30 minutes, she called me in again and started the procedure. She took out this tool connected to a machine with a sound much similar when you are getting a tattoo. Also, you can hear an electric hum as she zapped those warts off.

The procedure took only about 30 minutes as she also applied a peeling solution so that the scars will not be that visible after it heals. The doctor also mentioned that warts are common especially for mommies who just gave birth as there is a change in the hormones during the pregnancy process. I was told that I was lucky to have so few as this is very common for most moms.

Having said that, I guess, if time and budget permits, I suggest mommies to visit their dermatologist to have their faces checked so that options can be provided by professionals. One cannot be too sure, as after all, we still have to be beautiful for our hubbies, and for ourselves.

 

Dr. Rosario Alejandrino (Clinic schedule: Monday and Wednesday – 3 PM to 6 PM)
Borough Medical Clinic
Unit 2A 6th floor Cyberone Bldg, Eastwood City
Phone – 6870637/4392429/4391863

**Reference credits: http://www.webmd.com and www.google.com

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