Facial warts are tiny, rough raised bumps. They are not unusual and will not cause any harm. This is really just an aesthetic problem. The bottom line is no one wants one of these on their face.
Facial warts can group together in clusters. The clusters are usually not too large, but they can build up to 100 warts in some cases. They commonly come in two different forms; flat warts or common warts.
Children have the tendency to have more warts on the face than other individuals. This may be in part because their immune system isn’t as strong as that of an adult. The immune system helps to fight viruses and bacteria and facial warts are in fact a viral infection caused by the human papilloma virus or HPV. The HPV is contagious and enters from cuts or scratches in the skin.
You can get rid of face warts using various methods ranging from surgical procedures to over the counter treatments and home treatments.
Surgical procedures like cryosurgery, laser therapy and electrosurgery must be performed by a professional physician. They can cause a great deal of discomfort and there is a lengthy healing time. One wart can require several visits for treatment.
Another downside is this can cause scarring. Remember that you are treating the face and any scarring might be as unattractive as the removed wart was in the first place.
Because of these and other problems, it is debatable if such wart removal methods are practical to treat children.
Other types of treatments involve over the counter medicine such as creams, and gels. There are also various home treatments such as using duct tape, garlic, vinegar and other home methods that have been used for many years.
At all times keep it in mind that you are treating the face. Some of the over the counter and home wart removal methods may be quite acidic and may leave a scar. Although they may be adequate to treat other type of warts such as foot warts, they may not be adequate to treat the face. A little scar under your foot is seldom visible.
But facial scars are a much different situation. Get as much information as you can about the method you are using and potential negative effects. If you have any misgivings, get a second opinion. You cannot afford to take risks.
Keep in mind that while you can get rid of facial warts by using several methods, a lot of facial warts will go away on their own, although this may take several months or even a few years.