HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, affecting millions each year. At Goodman Dermatology, we offer a range of treatments to help prevent and treat HPV. We welcome patients from Roswell, Marietta / East Cobb and Dawsonville, GA.
What is HPV?
HPV, or the human papillomavirus, is a viral infection that causes warts to develop on the skin. HPV is typically spread by sexual contact, although it might not cause symptoms in all individuals affected. When it does, the development of warts can occur nearly anywhere on the body. These warts are mostly harmless, but they can lead to genital warts and even cancer.
There are HPV vaccines available to help prevent HPV infection. However, if you have been affected by HPV, you’ll want to pursue treatment to eliminate its symptoms. Goodman Dermatology offers several treatments for the symptoms of HPV.
How Much Does HPV Treatment Cost?
The cost of HPV treatment will vary depending on the techniques used, and may be covered by some health insurance providers. At Goodman Dermatology, we understand that each patient is entirely unique. With different skin types, cosmetic features and treatment needs, each patient deserves a personalized treatment that is designed with them in mind. For these reasons, we are not able to provide an exact cost for treatment until we have the opportunity to assess your treatment goals and develop a personalized treatment plan.
During your consultation, we will discuss your needs and treatment goals in order to determine this treatment plan and inform you of your HPV cost. To make our treatments more affordable for our patients, we are proud to offer financing options through CareCredit®.
How is HPV Treated?
The treatment for HPV will involve any techniques that are effective for removing warts. We may recommend any one of our wart and mole removal (LINK) techniques for the treatment of HPV. This may include topical solutions, cryotherapy, or the surgical removal of the wart.
Are There Any Side Effects from HPV Treatment?
The side effects from your HPV treatment will vary depending on the treatment method used. However, we strive to offer treatments that are gentle on the skin to minimize side effects as much as possible.
Is There Any Downtime Required After HPV Treatment?
For most HPV treatments, there is no downtime or recovery period necessary. Some treatments may cause mild skin irritation or discomfort, which will not directly require downtime, but may require you to alter some of your normal habits in the days following your appointment.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from HPV Treatment?
The results you achieve from HPV treatment will vary depending on the treatment method used. In any case, the goal of treatment is to eliminate warts that are caused by HPV. During your consultation, we will discuss your treatment options to determine the treatment plan that will deliver the best results. At this time, we will let you know what kind of results you can expect. HPV cannot be cured, so any symptoms that develop in the future will require additional treatment.
To learn more about the HPV treatment or to schedule your consultation at Goodman Dermatology, contact us today. We offer this and other medical dermatology services to the residents of Marietta / East Cobb, Alpharetta, Woodstock, and the neighboring areas of Georgia.