Warts are areas of viral infection caused by the same virus (HPV-Human Papilloma Virus) as verrucae. They often occur where the skin has been broken i.e. grazes, scratches, cracks, etc.
Treatment options for warts are either:
For warts that would appear straight forward to treat then Liquid Nitrogen would be our favoured choice of treatment. Although Liquid Nitrogen provides cure rates of over 90% the treatment can be painful.
2. Nd YAG 1064nm class 4 medical Laser (NOT a ‘cold’ Laser)
For warts that would present more of a challenge to clear (multiple or larger warts particularly sited in awkward areas such as down the sides of nails) then Laser treatment would be our favoured treatment option.
Laser treatment is relatively painless and will offer an even higher rate of cure than Liquid Nitrogen. Perhaps not surprisingly Laser treatment is regarded as the ‘gold standard’ for the treatment of warts and verrucae. We are only one of a handful of Podiatry Practices in the UK to be able to offer this treatment and we see its introduction as complimenting the vast experience and proficiency we have in treating warts and verrucae.
A minor surgical skin procedure undertaken under local anaesthesia. Results in the wart/verrucae being ‘scooped out’ with a looped shaped blade. It is often undertaken with Laser or Electro-surgical hyfrecation.
Undertaken under local anaesthesia it results in the wart/verrucae being vaporised by the application of heat. Its use has now become overshadowed by the introduction of a Laser within our practice.
If you have unsightly warts then call our practice today. We can offer you a quick and simple cure by practitioners with considerable experience in this field.