Closeup view of a wart on a patients finger prior to removal by a dermatologist at Phoenix's Saguaro Dermatology

What are Warts?

Warts are noncancerous skin growths caused by an infection from the human papilloma virus (HPV).

Types of warts include:

  • Common warts: which are small, tough bumps that typically appear on the fingers, hands, and knees
  • Plantar warts: which are thick, sometimes painful, corn-like growths on the soles of the feet
  • Genital warts: which are a sexually transmitted disease
  • Flat warts: which appear in places shaved or scratched frequently
  • Filiform warts: long, narrow tags of skin that appear on the face, eyelids, or nose

Common warts are usually painless and can resolve on their own over time.

Warts are difficult to treat and require, on average, 6 office visits to your Phoenix dermatologist. Your doctor may choose to destroy the wart by freezing it (cryosurgery) or burning it off (electrocautery). Chemical applications may also be used, such as cantharidin, podophyllin, or tretinoin. Over-the-counter wart-removers, which contain salicylic acid, dissolve the wart; these also take repeated applications over time. Along with other remedies, soaking the wart in warm water and paring away the dead skin will speed its disappearance.

We recognize that even apparently minor conditions such as a wart can cause discomfort and interfere with daily activities. We can provide quick removal of common warts as well as treatment for painful warts, warts that do not respond to over-the-counter remedies, and warts that appear on the face and other tender areas of the body.

Saguaro Dermatology Reviews

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Itaro Elaisa

“I totally recommend this place to anyone who’s looking for a dermatologist who’s professional, informative, respectful and very helpful. They are quick to solve your problems and get you home.”

Wendy L.

I had an awesome experience with Dr Hamann and staff. I was very comfortable and i was able to have all my questions answered without feeling rushed. The staff was courteous and welcoming.

Kristin Ulrich-Uhles
Kristin U

“Dr Dathan and the team were very helpful, kind and knowledgeable. Plus, there was no wait time so I was able to get back to work faster than expected. I would highly recommend.”

Robert P.

Staff was friendly, & on time. office is super clean!! Doctor was awesome, felt like a family member taking care of me.

Sally Shepstead
Sally S.

“Very friendly and professional. I had a great experience, Dr. Hamann was very good at answering my questions and concerns. I will certainly come back for another visit.”

Amanda C.

Great doctor and friendly, professional staff. The doctor spends time listening and answering questions, something rare to find anymore. The office is beautiful and very clean. I love all the artwork with saguaros.

Kylin Chen
Kylin L.

“The office was recently renovated–it is a beautiful, clean, and calm environment. I would highly recommend this practice for anyone who is looking for a general dermatologist.”


Dr. Hamann is very knowledgeable, nice, and professional. You can tell that he truly cares about his patients by the way he operates. He took the time to listen to all of my concerns then address them with good, well-informed answers.

Saguaro Dermatology | Phoenix Dermatology

About Saguaro Dermatology

Our comprehensive dermatology clinic is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care, innovative practices, helpful resources and state-of-the-art technology to prevent and treat a multitude of skin disorders. Led by Medical Director, Dathan Hamann, MD, FAAD, our passionate team looks forward to serving you with respect and compassion.

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