A wart is a skin growth caused by the human papilloma virus, or HPV, which causes an infection in the outer layer of skin. The virus usually invades through small scratches or pricks in the skin – sometimes even unnoticeable ones – and then causes skin cells to reproduce rapidly. This causes a wart. Fortunately, in most cases, warts are completely harmless, but they are contagious and can be spread from person to person. People who have one wart can spread it to other parts of the body, as well. Warts can be prevented by washing your hands frequently, particularly after working out in a public gym, using the showers in public pools, and in similar situations.
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Your Premier destination for all your skin care needs. Dr. Burnett, a dermatologist in Wellesley, is a sought-after expert in the field of medical, pediatric, and cosmetic dermatology and has practiced in the greater Boston area for more than 15 years. At Premier Dermatology we offer the latest, most innovative, and proven treatments in cosmetic dermatology and skincare. We are committed to supporting all your skincare goals to achieve heatlhy, beautiful, and natural results. Dr. Burnett lives in Weston, MA with her husband and two teenage daughters. Dr. Burnett also enjoys traveling with her family.