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Verruca (plantar warts) treatment

These warty lesions are caused by a virus which infects the cells that produce new skin. Book your treatment online today.

These warty lesions are caused by a virus which infects the cells that produce new skin.

Treatments

Most verrucae resolve by themselves if left for 12 months. If painful or persistent then they can be frozen with a liquid nitrogen spray (cryosurgery), cauterised by Electrosurgery or repeatedly punctured with a sterile needle to attract the body’s own healing cells. Electrosurgery and needling is done under a local anaesthetic.

How safe are the treatments?

Cryosurgery can be slightly uncomfortable (similar to holding an ice cube on your skin for 30 seconds) and can leave an area of depigmented paler skin behind. Electrosurgery and needling leave a small wound behind which needs to be kept clean to prevent infection whilst healing.

Specialists Offering Verruca (plantar warts) treatment

Professor Anand Pillai

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon

MBBS, MS ORTH, MRCS Edin, FRCS Orth, FICS, PGdip Med Ed

BMI The Highfield Hospital 1 more BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Robbie Ray

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, ChM(T&O), MRCS, FRCSed(T&O), FEBOT

BMI The Blackheath Hospital 2 more BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital BMI The Sloane Hospital

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Mr Saibal Sanyal

Consultant Dermatologist

MBBS, MD, PG DipDerm, PGC MedEd, FRCP Edin

BMI The Meriden Hospital

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Mr Amer Shoaib

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc (Hons) LMSSA MRCSEd FRCS (Orth)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Nicholas Savva

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

MBBS BMedSci FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Tr&Orth)

BMI The Winterbourne Hospital

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Mr Awwad Awwad

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

MB, BCh(Hons), MSc, FRCS

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital 1 more BMI Syon Clinic

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