Treating Warts and Verrucas At Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic

Treating Warts and Verrucas At Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic

Warts and verrucas are unwelcome conditions to deal with, and can have serious effects on the self-esteem of those suffering from the conditions. You may have already taken action against your warts or verrucas in the form of over the counter pharmacy treatments, however, this can form of treatment can mean it takes a long time to see any real results.

Here, at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic we offer a range of treatments that aim to vastly improve the feet and treat conditions such as warts and verrucas. Here are two of the most popular options for patients wanting to rid their feet of uncomfortable and unsightly (yet very common) problems.

1. Cryosurgery

Cryosurgery is a very common form of treatment against warts and verrucas. The treatment itself is a rather simple procedure that involves applying liquid nitrogen to the site of treatment in order to freeze the wart or verruca, preventing further growth of the wart.

Does is hurt?

Patients may feel some level of discomfort during Cryosurgery as the liquid nitrogen is applied to the area of treatment. In some cases, local anaesthesia can be applied to the area prior to treatment to numb the skin and ease any discomfort patients may feel.

How many sittings of the treatment are required?

A course of Cryosurgery treatments is may be needed in order to attain the best results possible. It is also recommended that patients have one to three week intervals between sessions to gain the best results. One to four sessions are usually recommended, although this can only be assessed by a full consultation in clinic.

Following treatment

Following Cryosurgery treatment patients may feel mild discomfort for an additional three days. However, the healing following treatment is usually quite quick (7 to 14 days) and leaves little to no scarring. Patients may develop some blistering to the treatment area and/or wart or verruca during this period. If the blister breaks it is important that patients clean the treated area and try not to come in contact with the fluid, as it can spread the wart virus. In the following days patients will see the wart or verruca dry up and in some cases the wart may fall off.

2. Laser treatment for warts and verrucas

Laser treatment for wart and verrucas involves penetrating the wart with an intense beam of light in order to destroy it and stop blood supply to the virus. Laser treatment can provide an effective solution to wart and verruca issues with little to no scarring following treatment.

Does it hurt?

Laser treatment for wart and verrucas can cause discomfort for some patients, but this can be dulled with the use of local anaesthesia to numb the area of treatment. This can be particularly effective when dealing with a number of warts rather than a single wart.

How many sittings of the treatment are required?

In some cases just one sitting of laser wart treatment is needed to stop the condition in its tracks. However, this can vary on a case by case basis and patients may need to sit further sittings of the treatment to gain the best results possible.

Following Treatment

Following laser treatment patients may still feel some level of discomfort within the area of treatment. Patients are recommended to keep the treatment area clean and dry during the healing process in order to prevent infection. During the healing process patients are encouraged to keep vigilant of their treated warts and call their doctor if they experience any of the following: bleeding that last longer than 1 week, a fever, severe pain or bad smelling yellow discharge, as this can be a sign of infection.

Who should you trust to perform these treatments?

When considering treatment for your warts or verrucas seeking the advice of a cosmetic professional with a background in skin conditions and dermatology is always strongly suggested. Here at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic we have a dedicated team of cosmetic doctors, dermatologists and beauty therapists that have extensive experience in cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Mark Hudson Peacock, our skin surgeon, also specialises in all skin treatment and surgery. Our patients come from far and wide including areas such as Canterbury, Ashford, Dover, Faversham, Folkestone, Thanet and Kent to take advantage of our wide range of cosmetic treatments; maybe it’s time you joined them.

If you would like more information on any of the wart and verruca treatments Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic offers then book your consultation with us today.