infectious skin diseases

All warts, also known as verrucae, are caused by an infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). This can happen through direct skin contact or also indirectly, for example, when innocently walking towards the edge of the swimming pool or into the sauna with unprotected bare feet. The viruses like to attach themselves to areas of the skin with poor blood supply (hands, feet), and children especially are frequently affected. Benign but irritating growth forms, which can be very painful under nails or on the sole of the foot (plantar wart). Warts should be treated to prevent them from spreading. We offer a range of treatment options in our practice, such as cold treatment (cryosurgery), cauterisation with acids and wart-damaging tinctures, specialised laser therapies as well as surgical removal. In recent years our blood vessel laser, which atrophies the vessels leading to the wart, has proven to be very successful and well tolerated by the patient. Plasmage is a further semi-invasive treatment option. This new tool is a medical device for non-invasive microsurgery which is able to create plasma through an electric discharge. This ionized gas destroys the viruses and leaves a very superficial wound which is able to heal in a short time.

Diagnosis and Treatment of fungal diseases

Fungal diseases of the skin are one of the most common infectious diseases, which are caused by dermatophytes. A fungal infection is most common in the arm pits, the groin and feet and nails. Our practice is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, such as modern lasers (FOX ® Laser) for the treatment of nail fungus. We are also able to offer you a wide range of treatments in the medical chiropody section of our affiliated cosmetic studio. Please do not hesitate to get in touch for advice.