Get Rid of Those Warts at Home

shutterstock_93194989Warts are a common skin problem that can be treated in various ways. But if you are still hesitant to go under the knife to get rid of them, there are home remedies that you can give a try. They have worked for other people; it should work on you too, right?

Learn a thing or two from these tips and tricks in getting rid of persistent warts, keeping them from spreading, or preventing them from coming back.

  • Crush a few vitamin C tablets and mix them with water, just enough to turn it into a paste. Dab the finished product into your wart and cover the area with a tape or bandage. The acid in vitamin C may help keep the wart away as well as get rid of the virus itself.
  • After washing, be sure to let the area where the wart is dry immediately. The virus seems to easily spread to someone else when the warts are often left wet.
  • Avoid scratching or picking at your warts. Your hand can easily spread the virus to other parts of your skin if you keep on scratching or picking them.
  • Apply a freshly-crushed garlic on the surface of the wart and then cover the area with bandage. Garlic has a caustic effect that helps in causing the wart to blister and eventually fall off in about a week or less. Apply a newly-crushed garlic each day, yet avoid spreading it to the healthy surrounding skin.
  • Soak a cotton ball or a compress in vinegar. Place it on the wart and tape it down with an elastic bandage. Do so for at least an hour or two every day.

If warts seem to be persistent despite the application of various home remedies, consider warts treatment here at our Bend, Oregon dermatology practice. Give us a call at 541-330-0900 to schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Carter today.

3 Acne Scar Removal Myths Debunked

If there is one thing worse than acne, then it would be the unattractive scars that come with it. Acne scars are certainly an eye sore — and they are equally annoying especially when they remain in the face despite using several topical creams and gels. It is a good thing there are other more effective acne scar removal methods available.

Just beware of the myths though. Knowing such false information can lead you astray.

Myth #1: All acne scars are the same.

It is a common misconception that acne scars are all of the same type. Here’s the truth: there are various types of acne scarring, each requiring a different treatment. The most common is the enlarged pore-type scar. Of course, it is entirely different from those raised, bumpy types. Know the difference and you might just find the right treatment for them.

Myth #2: Chemical peels do not treat acne scars.

There are different types of chemical peels, and not all of them work on acne scars. For one, glycolic acid is only a mild peeling agent and would be an ineffective solution for acne scars. However, chemical peels can effectively soften acne scars and reduce their appearance when chosen and applied correctly.

Myth #3: Fillers remove acne scars forever.

“Forever” is always a grand word when it comes to cosmetic procedures. As with most of them, facial fillers, which are common methods to treat acne scars, do not provide a permanent solution to acne scars. Although a filler called Sculptra can help improve the appearance of deeper acne scars, the effect only lasts two years.

Scar Removal in Bend, OR

If you want to know more about acne scar removal including the method that is most suitable for you, contact Deschutes Dermatology Center today at 541-330-0900 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!