Verruca Removal

 

Painful verruca before treatment

Verrucas are planter warts and appear as small irritations on the foot and seem dry and crusty.  They can present anywhere on and around the foot including the base, the toes and even between the toes.  They vary in size considerably with some presenting as small 1 or 2 mm and others being multiple covering sometimes even up to half the foot.   They can be itchy and irritating and are often very sore and painful.  For some sufferers it can even prove difficult to walk.  Verrucas are in addition considered ugly and carry a stigma for many women in particular.  It is for these very reasons that they are unwanted and people will go to many lengths to get rid of them.

Verruca after 1 treatment. Not as deep, can be walked on easily without pain

Verruca completely gone. This verruca took 2 treatments in total

Verrucas are planter warts and appear as small irritations on the foot and seem dry and crusty.  They can present anywhere on and around the foot including the base, the toes and even between the toes.  They vary in size considerably with some presenting as small 1 or 2 mm and others being multiple covering sometimes even up to half the foot.   They can be itchy and irritating and are often very sore and painful.  For some sufferers it can even prove difficult to walk. 

 

Verrucas are in addition considered ugly and carry a stigma for many women in particular.  It is for these very reasons that they are unwanted and people will go to many lengths to get rid of them.

There are many treatment methods intended for verruca removal, some of which are old wives tales and some which are dangerous and some which, even though purchased in goodwill through chemists and chain stores, are ineffective at curing the problem. Some typical “verruca treatments” are Duck tape, mastic tape, banana skin application, various verruca and wart removal treatments such as cryogenic treatment and laser. Also there are various wart and verruca creams and lotions and potions that can be purchased over the counter or on the net. 

The most effective of all the treatment options is advanced procedures with electrolysis.

Electrolysis diathermy is applied to the root of the Verruca and to the surface.   The treatment to the surface has the effect of destroying any dead and diseased keratinised tissue which scabs and eventually falls away.  The probe inserted into the centre or the root of the verruca releases a heat energy which helps to destroy the verruca within and introduces the virus into the blood stream so that the sufferer can then fight the infection.

Following treatment the aftercare is very important, you will be given the aftercare instructions verbally and written along with aftercare treatment gel or cream.

Prices

  • 1 treatment per verruca £70
  • More than one verrucca per treatment £120 +