Dermatologists located in Bluefield, Radford and Wytheville, VA and Beckley, Princeton and Oak Hill, WV


Warts can be unsightly, and they usually require treatment to be removed. Luckily, at Derm One, the team specializes in providing comprehensive and compassionate care for various skin conditions, including warts. At their offices in Bluefield, Radford, and Wytheville, Virginia, and Beckley, Princeton, and Oak Hills, West Virginia, individuals dealing with warts can trust the experienced team to provide effective treatments. Call the office nearest you or request an appointment online to learn more.

What are warts?

Warts are common skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). These noncancerous growths often appear as small, rough bumps on the skin's surface. Warts can occur on any part of the body and are typically harmless, though they can be unsightly or cause discomfort. Types of warts include:

Common Warts

These typically appear on fingers, hands, and knees, presenting as rough, raised bumps with a grainy texture.

Plantar Warts

Found on the soles of the feet, these warts can cause discomfort while walking due to their location and pressure on the feet.

Flat Warts

Smoother and smaller than other types, flat warts often appear in clusters, commonly on the face, neck, or hands.

Are warts dangerous?

In general, warts aren’t dangerous and don’t pose a significant health risk. However, they can be contagious and may spread to other areas of the body or to other people through direct or indirect contact. Some warts, such as plantar warts, can cause discomfort or pain.


While some people may first try over-the-counter remedies, they’re often difficult to get rid of without professional help. It’s crucial to consult a dermatologist for effective and safe wart removal, especially if warts persist or multiply.

What causes warts?

Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus that can enter the body through small cuts or breaks in the skin. The virus is highly contagious and can spread through direct skin-to-skin contact or contact with contaminated surfaces. Most people have no idea how they were exposed to this virus. Risk factors may include:

Weakened Immune System

Individuals with compromised immune systems are more susceptible to developing warts.


Walking Barefoot in Public Areas 

Places like swimming pools and gym showers may harbor the virus, increasing the risk of contracting plantar warts.

Skin Injuries and Cuts 

Warts are more likely to develop in areas of your body where the skin has been damaged.

Derm One offers personalized and effective wart treatments tailored to your specific needs. Contact the practice today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward clear, healthy skin.