Verruca Removal London

Verruca Removal Surgery London

Verrucas can bring daily discomfort and aesthetic challenges. These benign growths, sharing similarities with warts in appearance and texture, frequently lead to irritation. Commonly located on the hands, feet, and genital areas, verrucas can be bothersome.

Discover a secure solution for verruca removal at Pulse Light Clinic across various body areas. Benefit from our advanced techniques, ensuring a safe and effective procedure. Experience minimal downtime post-treatment, and rest assured, there’s no need for a test patch.

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What is a Verruca?

A verruca, commonly known as a wart, is a small, noncancerous growth caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). It is a papilloma characterised by its rough texture and appearance on the skin or mucous membranes. Verrucas are contagious and can spread through direct contact. They are most commonly found on the hands, feet, and genitals.

Although verrucas can be unsightly and uncomfortable, they rarely cause serious health problems. However, if left untreated, they can spread to other body parts or cause pain when walking. This is especially common in plantar verrucas, which occur on the soles of the feet and can be aggravated by pressure from standing and walking.

Causes of Verruca 

The primary cause of verrucas is HPV infection. The virus enters the body through tiny cuts or breaks in the skin, leading to the development of warts. HPV has various strains, and certain types are responsible for verruca formation. The virus is highly contagious, especially in damp environments like swimming pools and communal showers.

Verrucas typically present as small, rough growths on the skin or mucous membranes. They may have a cauliflower-like appearance and can cause discomfort or pain, mainly when located on pressure points like the feet.

Verrucas have a rough texture due to an overgrowth of cells on the outer layer of skin. This growth is caused by HPV stimulating the rapid production of keratin, a tough protein that makes up the top layer of skin. As a result, verrucas may appear raised and bumpy with tiny black dots in the centre, which are blood vessels.

The HPV virus that causes verrucas can enter the skin through cuts or scratches, making them more common in broken skin areas. They are also more likely to occur in people with weakened immune systems.

Treatment at Pulse Light Clinic

Pulse Light Clinic offers advanced verruca removal treatments. Utilising state-of-the-art pulse light technology, the clinic targets and destroys the affected tissue, minimising scarring and promoting faster healing. This non-invasive procedure provides an effective solution for eliminating verrucas with minimal discomfort. The treatment is suitable for all skin types and can be performed on various body areas.

For larger verrucas or those that are stubborn to treat, Pulse Light Clinic also offers cryotherapy, which uses freezing temperatures to destroy the infected tissue. This highly effective treatment allows for precise targeting of the verruca while minimising damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

Preventing verrucas is also possible by keeping your feet clean and dry, avoiding walking barefoot in public places, and wearing flip-flops in communal showers or pool areas. If you develop a verruca, it is essential to cover it with a bandage or duct tape to prevent its spread to other areas of the body or others.

For personalised advice and to schedule a consultation, contact our experienced team at Pulse Light Clinic.

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Verruca Removal FAQs

How do you get rid of a verruca fast?

Pulse Light Clinic offers advanced verruca removal using cryotherapy, laser and curettage. These procedures efficiently target and eliminate verrucas, providing a fast and effective solution.

What are verrucas caused by?

Verrucas are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Pulse Light Clinic addresses the root cause by utilising advanced technologies to eliminate the virus and treat verrucas effectively.

What happens if a verruca is left untreated?

Untreated verrucas may persist, spread, or cause discomfort. We recommend timely removal to prevent complications and ensure optimal recovery.

Does duct tape remove verrucas?

While duct tape is a home remedy, its efficacy is doubtful and professional removal methods are recommended for faster and more reliable results.

Do verrucas leave a hole?

Verrucas can create small holes or depressions in the skin. Pulse Light Clinic's removal techniques aim to minimise scarring and promote smooth skin.

What are the black dots in verruca?

The black dots in a verruca are often tiny blood vessels.

What does a verruca look like when it comes out?

When effectively treated, a verruca may gradually reduce in size, change colour, and eventually disappear. Pulse Light Clinic ensures a comprehensive approach for optimal results.

What does a dead verruca look like?

A dead verruca may appear discoloured or shrivelled. Pulse Light Clinic's removal methods prioritise complete elimination for a clean and healthy appearance.

Can a verruca be cut out?

Pulse Light Clinic offers professional verruca removal methods, including precise cutting techniques when necessary, to ensure thorough and safe removal.

Does a verruca mean I have HPV?

Yes, verrucas are caused by HPV. Pulse Light Clinic addresses both the symptoms and the underlying viral infection for comprehensive treatment.

How deep does a verruca go?

Verrucas can extend into the skin layers. Our advanced removal techniques target deep layers for effective and thorough treatment.

Why is my verruca so painful?

Painful verrucas may result from pressure or location. Our in-house dermatologists provide efficient removal to alleviate discomfort and prevent further issues.

When is a verruca no longer contagious?

Verrucas become less contagious as the virus is treated. Pulse Light Clinic recommends professional removal to minimise the risk of transmission.

What happens if you pick a verruca?

Picking a verruca may lead to spreading the virus and increased discomfort. Pulse Light Clinic advises against picking and offers safe removal alternatives.