Porokeratosis (Water Warts)


Porokeratosis is a skin condition which appears as raised brown bumps that may expand into scaly patches. 

They often have raised rings around the spots. 

If you notice patches of brown bumps that appear to grow and spread, talk to your doctor. 

While the skin condition may be harmless, its better to get a professional opinion.

You should also talk to your doctor before trying any home or over the counter medications. 


Porokeratosis is not contagious, but it may be passed through genetics. 

The exact cause of porokeratosis is not known, but genetic factors and having a weak immune system may put you at a greater risk for the condition. 

Sunlight exposure can also trigger the condition. 

Treatment with CryoPen

Following an initial freeze, the tissue should be allowed to thaw for about 30 seconds followed by a second freeze. 

After thawing, the tissue turns red-ish coloured and has the aspect of a zone of inflammation due to interstitial bleeding. Warts typically disappear 14 days following treatment after the initial procedure. 

It is advised to do 3 sessions a week apart, give it 2 weeks to heal and to see if it’s clearing, if not they may need another 3 sessions. 

It can sometimes take a few sessions to get the result.

Aggressive Plantar’s or mosaic warts may require a follow-up treatment

Pre Treatment Advice: Viral lesions are the hardest to treat because you are treating the lesion as well as the virus. In the days leading up to the appointment, your practitioner may recommend for you to do a pre-treatment to prepare it for the best possible treatment.

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