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Dr. Christopher Tzermias

Dermatologist – Venereologist

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Sharp increase of genital warts: Early diagnosis and immediate treatment give the solution…

Diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections rose to almost half a million in the United Kingdom last year, with the highest rates in people aged under 25. In particular, their number exceeded 448000, while there are still several people putting themselves in risk by choosing not to use a condom during sexual contacts.

Genital warts are among the most common sexually transmited diseases, with the majority of people being exposed to one of the HPV types at some point in their lives.

The most important aspect is to be able to diagnose it early and to choose the appropriate treatment so that is starts straight away.

In a properly organised and equipped dermatological practice with personnel having appropriate expertise in the treatment of genital warts, the most effective and safe method that should be applied is UltraPulse CO2 Laser, together with special magnifiers with enhanced light beam. This ensures the selective and effective removal of genital warts, and immediate treatment of all existing lesions in a single session is possible.

During treatment session a local anaesthetic cream is applied while recovery time is very short, with no pain and without hypopigmentation and scarring. However, the attending dermatologist should have special skills and expertise together with a well-equipped dermatological practice.

Through the use of special dermatologic instruments it is possible to identify even microscopic incipient lesions, as well as subclinical lesions (not visible with the naked eye), so as to be selectively eliminated and avoid having continuous outbreaks, further transmission of the virus, new lesions and relapses.

Following the sublimation of lesions using UltraPulse CO2 Laser, abrasion of the lesions is completed to perfectly remove all damaged parts of the skin and then UltraPulse CO2 Laser is applied again on and around the lesions, ensuring total and effective elimination of genital warts.

Though the state-of-the-art CO2 Laser it is possible to effectively treat all causes of relapse since all lesions are completely removed as well as further transmission of the virus.