Photofacial for Warts and Skin Tags?

Can Photofacial treatments remove warts and/or skin tags on the face, neck or decolletage? Thank you.

Doctor Answers 3

Wart removal with laser - Los Angeles

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Our office uses the pulsed dye laser for effective wart removal on the body. Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles

Photofacials do not treat warts

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Photofacials with intense pulsed light treat brown spots and spider veins but do not treat warts or tags.  Liquid nitrogen or electrodesiccation would be more appropriate treatment options.  Please see a dermatologist for treatment.


Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist

Photofacial does not work for Warts and Skin Tags?

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Usually IPL is used for photofacials. This is a non-ablative procedure, which means that warts or skin tags are not removed. A CO2 laser oder Radiofrequency device can accomplish this.

Robert Kasten, MD
Mainz Dermatologic Surgeon

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