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Laser Wart Treatment

Treatment for Plantar Warts

Treatment for Plantar Warts

Plantar warts have the tendency of growing larger as time goes on and become more difficult to remove as you look for the adequate solution. Thankfully, Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic in Calgary offers laser wart removal and plantar treatment that relieve you from the pain associated with this often-embarrassing condition.


Warts are generally caused by a small break in the skin surface exposed to a virus from the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. The virus may spread directly or indirectly from one person to another, and the process promotes a rapid growth of cells on the outer layer of skin, thus creating a wart. Plantar warts occur in a similar way, but they are specifically located on the bottom of our feet and toes where we apply the most pressure while walking and standing every day. They are usually skin-colored and tend to harden over time due to a lack of adequate plantar warts treatment. This condition may also become very painful if left untreated for an extended period of time.

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Plantar warts may manifest themselves in hard and rough skin surfaces often mistaken for calluses and corns. These may go away without any medical attention, but if they persist, they are likely to require plantar warts treatment.


Don’t allow either your pride or a fancy pedicure keep you from getting laser wart removal in Calgary. You will require a podiatrist when your wart:

  • Displays skin striation (similar to fingerprints) going around the skin growth
  • Starts looking like small “cauliflowers”
  • Becomes painful when applying pressure (standing, walking or running)
  • Shows black dots (tiny clotted blood vessels) inside the wart
  • Grows out to form a cluster (multiple small warts within the same area)
  • Bleeds out occasionally due to pinpoint skin lesions within the wart (usually caused by pressure and movement)


At our clinic, we’ve had patients who could not wear their favorite pair of heels comfortably or lace up their skates for hockey due to pain from foot warts. If you have hard skin on the bottom of your foot that perhaps outlasted its stay, contact Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic to explore treatment options


Being located on the most weight-bearing areas of your feet and toes, plantar warts require immediate assistance once they become painful and affect your daily activities.


Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic offers laser wart removal in Calgary using the latest and most advanced technology: the Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL). As a specialist in the field of podiatry, Dr. Ian G. Russell has tried various methods during his extensive career and the PDL is the most effective and safe of them all.


The Pulsed Dye Laser uses an organic dye blended with a solvent as the lasing medium. The laser works on the principle of selectively breaking down molecules by action of heat. It targets only the damaged skin in a selected area (the wart) and leaves the surrounding skin tissue unaffected. Our dynamic cooling method used during the procedure immediately soothes any pinching pain caused by the laser and the side effects fade fairly quickly after the treatment. PDL offers a scar and infection free solution to your painful plantar warts and is our treatment of choice for plantar warts removal.


Remove the pain caused by foot warts using the most advanced laser procedure currently available on the market in Calgary. Call Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic now and you will be amazed with the results provided by our plantar warts treatment!


" Dear Dr. Russell,

The laser treatment you recommended and performed on the large plantar wart on my foot has been brilliant.

After just two treatments the wart is almost completely gone. I have battled for over ten years with it and nothing has worked until now.

I am also following your recommended treatment for extremely debilitating plantar fasciitis and that too is greatly improved. I also appreciate the time you took to explain all the treatment options.

You and staff are pleasant, professional, and a pleasure to deal with.

I would highly recommend your clinic to anyone with foot problems of any kind. "

 Many thanks,

- Donna F.


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