Cryotherapy for warts and verruca.
Wart removal made easy. No need for messy wart removal cream!
Warts and verruca are caused by the HPV virus in the upper layers of the skin.
Warts are contagious (apart from the seborrhoeic warts) and can be caught by close skin-to-skin contact. The infection can also be transmitted indirectly from contaminated objects or surfaces, such as the area surrounding a swimming pool. If the skin is wet or damaged infection is more likely to happen and following infection, it can take weeks or even months for a wart to appear.
Most warts are viral and these have some commonalities in appearance;
- they have a raised dome shape (except Verrucae)
- they appear on surface of the skin but often have roots spreading underneath.
Viral warts are most common on hands and fingers but can occur anywhere and feature round or mosaic black spots that indicates the blood supply.
They can disappear spontaneously but this may take many years of frustration and sometimes discomfort. Warts have a rough surface with a stuck on appearance and are usually singular but can appear in clusters. They do not merge into one another and they do not contain hairs.
Viral warts can be further broken down into:
- Plantar Warts which are usually called Verrucas and appear on the feet. They can present anywhere on and around the foot including the base, the toes and even between the toes. Verrucae vary in size considerably with some presenting as small 1 or 2 mm while extreme cases they can cluster 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.
- Filiform warts have finger like projections that stick up from the skin
- Common or raised warts are often seen on the hands
- Genital warts found in the genital region
These are the only non-viral warts. They are flat to the skin or slightly raised and uneven with a stuck-on appearance and distinctive edge. Most of the surface is present on the skin and they can have a central attachment.
They appear on sun damaged areas of those aged 40+ and vary from skin colour to one shade or two darker and even black. Seobrrhoeic warts do not resolve themselves over a long period of time and can appear in clusters that can merge into each other.
Seborrhoec warts can be treated either with cryotherapy or short wave diathermy. They can be effectively removed in one or two treatments and because they are not caused by a virus they won’t grow back.
Other warts, such as Plantar Warts (Verruca), Filoform Warts and common warts can all be treated with either cryotherapy or electrolysis (short wave diathermy).
Several treatments may be required as tiny amounts of the virus is often left in the skin after treatment, which may reinfect the area.
Treatment aims to destroy the wart and the virus and also induce the bodies own immune system to attack the virus itself.
You can read more about cryotherapy HERE
Wart treatment is from from £80 for Short Wave Diathermy and £90 for Cryotherapy
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