TCA, otherwise known as Trichloroacetic Acid, is an acidic agent that kills genital warts by destroying the proteins in the affected cells. TCA is most effective on small, moist areas of warts. If large areas of warts are being removed, the warts are large and/ or multiple treatments are needed, doctor may recommend a laser treatment as opposed to the TCA application. TCA usually causes several minutes of mild to moderate discomfort at the site where it is applied. Treating warts may not cure infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes genital warts. The virus may remain in the body in an inactive state after warts are removed. A person treated for genital warts may still be able to spread the infection. Condoms may help reduce the risk of HPV infection. However, studies show that TCA treatment can remove warts up to 88% of the time after 6 to 10 weeks of treatment. This treatment is effective externally on both males and females.
Here, at American Health Center we have Physicians and Nurse Practitioners that have extensive experience in treating genital warts with TCA. If you suspect that you may have genital warts and need TCA treatment, then make the first step and schedule an appointment with us today! Please call us at 847-255-7474 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.