Warts are benign (non-cancerous) skin growths that appear when the wart virus infects the top layer of the skin. The virus that causes warts is called human papillomavirus (HPV). You are more likely to get warts if the skin is moist or if you cut or damage your skin in some way.
Warts are contagious and are spread by direct contact with the skin. They often appear as rough, skin-colored, bumps but some types are smooth and flat. Warts are very common, particularly in school-age children.
Don’t shave or pick at warts.
Come in for advice and treatment to get rid of this persistent viral infection!
Skin infections are common and can be due to many different types of bacteria. Bacterial skin infections often start as small, red bumps that increase in size, redness, tenderness and warmth of surrounding skin. Often, bacterial infections require a wound culture in order to isolate the causative organism and more appropriately target treatment. Mild bacterial infections can be treated with prescription topical antibiotics, but more severe infections may require oral antibiotics.
Herpes simplex is a common viral infection. If you’ve ever had a cold sore or fever blister, you picked up the herpes simplex virus. Most cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). Fifty-four percent of persons aged 14-49 carry the HSV-1 virus. These infections tend to flare during times of stress, injury to the lips, or dental work. Other names for cold sores caused by HSV-1 are:
- Oral herpes
- Mouth herpes
- Herpes simplex labialis
A closely related herpes simplex virus, HSV-2, causes most cases of genital herpes. But either HSV-1 or HSV-2 can cause a herpes sore on the face or genitals.
Uses a hand-held device with a needle-like tip that introduces a high frequency current to a specific area of the body in order to remove unwanted tissue and seal off blood vessels. Since the treatment targets a specific spot, there is little to no downtime and you can resume most daily activities immediately.
Things to Know
- Wart removal and removal of cancerous growths
- Effectively treats papules and blemishes from the skin surface
- Treats superficial veins
- No downtime
- Minimal discomfort
- Target specific
From Our Patients
"Dr. Monica Scheel and her staff are the best medical practitioners I’ve experienced during my 70 trips around the sun. Too often, medical offices with great doctors are poorly run - wait a long time - sometimes hours - beyond my appointment time to see the physician, only to get a perfunctory exam and a few minutes. Med schools can train the best docs, but the business management and marketing skills they need to run a practic get short shrift. Unlike too many others, Dr Scheel’s office runs like a Swiss watch - always on time - yet there is never a rush to get me in & out. The nurses, Physician’s Assistants, and Dr Scheel are unfailingly gracious, and thorough in their examinations and discussions about treatments and procedures. I highly recommend Dr. Monica Scheel Dermatology, and have referred friends and associates to her office." - Jim O.
I saw PA Brooks for my full skin check as well as my dysport and he is amazing at both medical and cosmetic visits! I have also seen Casey a few times for the new diamondglow facials as well as microneedling and she is very professional and knowledgeable about skincare.
"I saw PA Brooks for my first ever full skin check and both him and his medical assistant Megan made me feel super comfortable. They are very knowledgeable and truly care for their patients. I look forward to my next visit."
|"I recently had a full body skin check and a Diamondglow treatment. I was warmly greeted by Megan in the waiting area and she explained everything that would happen during my appointment, it was a nice start to my appointment. I was met by Brooks and Tara in the exam room for my skin check. Brooks is my man from now on. He showed a real interest and genuine concern throughout my exam. Tara was on the money assisting Brooks during my skin check. I followed up the appointment with a Diamondglow facial from Casey. Casey made me feel comfortable from the moment she met me. It was my first facial and I've already scheduled another based on my experience with her. Upon check out, Lauren was prompt and efficient with my payment and setting up my follow-up appointment. It was a pleasant visit from start to finish."|
|"I always appreciate Dr. Scheel's attention when I meet with her. I never feel as though she is in a rush to get to the next patient. She always answers my questions and gives me information to improve on my health. As a melanoma survivor, I so appreciate her encouragement to get my annual labs and xrays. Her staff members are always friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Scheel Dermatology. We are so fortunate to have her in our community." - Tina C.|
"Fantastic service! No waiting, everything clearly explained beautiful clean sterile offices. Doctor Scheel is extremely knowledgeable and very patient to answer any questions. Doctor Scheel offered sound advice for my skin care moving forward. I would not trust anyone but Doctor Monica Scheel for all of mine and my families skin care." - Tom A
|"I have nothing but respect for Patricia PA. Patricia actually saved my husband's life by diagnosing his melanoma on his right shoulder. Patricia walked into the room and said "that's coming out now". She also identified reasons why I was having acne breakouts in my 50's. The blood test IGg identified numerous foods that contribute to the formation of acne. We have had several other procedures done by Patricia. We love and trust Patricia!" - DeLisa D.|
"I could not be more impressed with my visit. After 50+ years in the Hawaiian sun, this was my first visit to a dermatologist. I never even asked a question because the staff was so thorough in both presentation and examination. I have total confidence the health of my skin is in good hands." - Kimo H.
After having an undiagnosed illness for quite sometime, Natalie Hammond at Dr. Scheel's office quickly diagnosed my condition and began a course of treatment. The office staff is very friendly working in a professional and clean office. I have no worries when I enter the office for my monthly visits. All COVID protocols are followed and enforced. - Rita M.
|Honestly my best experience with any dermatologist on the Big Island. From booking an appointment, checking in, procedure, and check out. Very easy, and very well adapted to COVID-19 protocols/regulations. The office atmosphere in general is beautiful. I felt very safe and comfortable. I've been to other dermatologists and waited over an hour and a half just to see the doc. With my experience at Monica Scheel, there was very little to no wait at all! I was very hesitant to book at first for removing my facial moles, because the thought of sharp objects near my face terrify me, but PA Natalie and Brooks were very friendly, and made my facial mole removal experience a pleasant one! The procedure was done so quickly, I don't know why I've waited so long to get this appointment done. I highly recommend this dermatologist office! Thank you!|
I am always amazed how professional all of the staff are, and feel very comfortable when I go to the Waimea office, especially now with the concerns of the virus, they have a wonderful protocol, so I feel safe. - Mary G.
THIS is how you run a medical practice: scrupulously punctual, unfailingly warm and considerate, thorough in their treatment, never rushed, and most important of all, highly trained and superbly skilled in their medical arts. Dr. Scheel, PA Natalie, and the entire staff set the high bar for the practice, both the medical care AND the business arts, of medicine. Brava!
I highly recommend Dr Scheel's office. I am a long time patient of Dr. Scheel. I can still remember my first visit. I was very impressed with the most thorough dermatological exam I had ever received and the care that went into that visit with a complete body scan and mole/spot mapping that is still referred to today. While I still maintain my medical visits with Dr. Scheel and her PA's, I have also ventured into Cosmetic visits to her office. I have been seen by Dr. Scheel, as well as her PA's and other providers and have had several procedures ranging from fillers and relaxers to hair removal, etc. I most recently received fillers from Tricia, who did an amazing job making me look refreshed and natural (never overdone). I trust in Dr. Scheel and her entire team for all of my dermatological needs. - Kim Y.
I have gone to Marne (mostly in Waimea) for dermatology (checks for skin cancers and suspicious spots). She knows her stuff and cares about a patient's fears and comfort. - Larry C.
Dr. Scheel and her team are amazing! I have had terrible cystic acne along my jawline since after giving birth to my second child. I never thought it would go away but within a week after my appointment it's almost completely gone. I was given 2 cream prescriptions, one for Am and one for Pm. I feel like I have my skin back! I also saw Dr. Scheel's office to have 2 moles removed. I was really nervous that it would hurt but the ladies were professional, quick and super clean. My husband (who has had multiple injuries in his life) even commented that the stitches were done so well. When it was time for them to be taken out I didn't feel any pain. I was nervous that it would hurt. Not at all. I was in and out in less than 10 minutes. Both areas have healed beautifully. Every few months I go in to have a hydra facial. They are my absolute favorite service. My skin feels so refreshed after each one. Self care is so important and this is what I choose to do for myself. I recommend her services to anyone looking for a highly experienced, professional dermatologist. Thank you Dr. Scheel and team!!
If is was not for Dr Monica Scheel Dermatology Office, I would still not know that I had Melanoma on my leg. The spot was so small that I had not noticed it, and was discovered when I had my full body cancer screen check at Monica’s Office, with their professional and caring dedication to the customers.
Mom and I wanted to say MAHALO for all you did for us today!!!
When I called this morning to make an appointment for Mom, I was thrilled when Danielle said there was an opening at 11:45am. We felt a sense of relief since she has been in pain for a while. It was comforting to know there is no pressure sore or something skin related going on.
Your immediate glance to my arm was heartwarming. You cared so much to interrupt Mom’s appointment to look at my lesion. Taking the time to do the biopsy and explaining the next steps was the absolute best. It made me stop worrying about the unknown and know I’m taking steps in the right direction with your guidance.
Patient Care Coordinator Gia was also helpful and kind to both of us today – MAHALO Gia!!!
Dr. Scheel – your warm and friendly manner, combined with your professional expertise is such a gift. You exude genuine caring, confidence and competence. We feel so fortunate you are here in Kona.
THANK YOU so much for everything you did for us today !!!
While Melasma can be an extremely difficult skin condition to treat and can reoccur at any time – one that I may have to battle with for the rest of my life – I now feel that I have learned enough from Dr. Scheel to not let it get out of control as I allowed it to before.
Thank you Dr. Monica Scheel for taking the time to care and making me feel beautiful again from the inside-out. And thank you for helping me to believe that there is hope for Melasma.
After several years of suffering with a skin condition on my hands, fingers and back, I went to a dermatologist (not Dr. Scheel) about 4 years ago. That doctor spent 5 minutes in the room with me, said it was psoriasis and nothing could be done about it.
I had heard of Dr. Scheel so decide to try a different dermatologist. My 1st exam was 45 minutes, at which time Dr. Scheel checked all of my skin and asked questions about my health and life style, stress level. She suggested doing a test to see if I had allergy or intolerance to 30 different foods, because that can be a cause. After the test results came back, we met again and was told that 5 foods (refined sugar, cows milk, wheat, eggs and oats) were at high levels in my body and that they all can cause inflammation (which psoriasis is).
Within the 1st 2 weeks of my new diet, I noticed that my psoriasis was diminishing and by the 5-month mark, it was virtually gone. Hooray!