Just because you had a few warts removed doesn’t mean your skin has to scar. I had a wart removal procedure preformed on my right hand during high school and now 20 years later you can’t even tell where the skin blemishes once plagued my fingers. Here’s how to help your skin heal smoothly.
Let the Skin Scab
Whether you have the warts chemically frozen or burned off, the skin will form scabs during the healing process. Although the dried blood looks worse than the original warts, leave them alone. The scabs protect the healing wounds. The scabs will naturally fall off in a few weeks.
Keep the Skin Dry
Since my warts were on my hand, it was difficult to keep the healing areas dry. But, if possible, keep the scabs dry for a few weeks by wearing water-proof bandages or dishwashing gloves when bathing. Keeping the wounds dry will speed up the healing process and reduce the chances of scarring.
Nourish the Skin
After the scabs falls off naturally, take care of the new tender skin. Use cocoa butter or jojoba oil to replenish the skin with vitamin E. Then, eat a diet rich in antioxidants. This is easy by filling up on fresh, raw fruits and vegetables. Blueberries and raspberries are especially high in antioxidants. Ask your doctor about taking a folic acid supplement to encourage new skin growth.
Watch for More
Warts can spread and come back. If you notice the tiny seeds of new warts forming, go to the doctor before the skin blemishes multiply. Don’t attempt wart removal yourself. You’re likely to get an infection from using unsterile tools, potentially causing a scar and damaging healthy skin near the wart.