Warts have traditionally been removed with modalities such as surgical excision, freezing or chemicals. But with the advent of LightPod laser technology, now they can be removed by simply destroying the root vasculature with the LightPod Neo laser, thus avoiding collateral tissue damage or scarring as well as minimizing treatment discomfort and eliminating the long healing time from surgical incisions.
The LightPod Neo is a high-powered 650-microsecond pulse Nd:YAG laser, which delivers exceptionally high power for very deep penetration of the laser energy. The laser selectively targets hemoglobin and, in doing so, destroys the vasculature that feeds a wart lesion. As a result, the blood supply is removed and the wart eventually dies off. This modality is less painful than traditional wart removal methods, and the laser treatment avoids the damage or destruction of adjacent skin tissue – which can be significant in particular when surgical excision is used on plantar warts of the feet and other larger warts. Also, the Neo is uniquely gentle with its 650-microsecond pulse duration, which makes it much more tolerable for treatment of genital warts, plantar warts or any other sensitive areas as compared with traditional long pulse Nd:YAG lasers.