Verrucca treatment for feet Buckinghamshire

Verruca removal – Beaconsfield

A verruca is a contagious virus that is a harmless small tough lump on the surface of the skin, which are found most commonly on the fingers and the feet.  They can disappear on their own but can sadly remain on an area of the body for many years unless they are treated professionally. Treatment at Skin Revision will involve medical- grade CryoPen cryotherapy.

A CryoPen treatment would involve freezing the Verrucas with jets of targeted nitrous oxide at minus 89 degrees. . This kills the vessel causing it to die and eventually fall off.  The removal of a verruca is not usually funded by the NHS (GP / doctor), but is available at our verruca clinic in Beaconsfield.

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Verrucca treatment for feet Buckinghamshire

Can children have treatment for a Verruca?

We can treat children for Verrucas from the ages of 6 years old to 17 years old provided we  parent or guardian of the child is present during the treatment.

The treatment can be as long as 30 seconds to perform and there is minimal discomfort other than a freezing sensation at the point of contact on the verruca.

It is common for a second or even a third treatment to be necessary, especially for the larger and more established verrucas.  Treatments would take place in about three-week intervals.

Who performs the treatment?

Jacqui Bannister is a multi-award winning senior skin specialist and owner of Skin Revision.

You will find Jacqui to be knowledgeable, caring and empathetic to your needs or those of your child. She will take time to discuss the treatment process, any discomfort that may be felt and what precaustions to take following treatment.

Verruca treatment and removal on heel, Buckinghamshire

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Cryotherapy treatment for Verrucas?

Cryotherapy is the procedure and means intense freezing. Nitrous Oxide is realised at speed onto the affected Verruca. The Cryotherapy destroys the affected area due to the low temperature of the freezing.

How many treatments will I need for the Verruca to disappear?

It is normal for multiple treatments to be needed. If the verruca is large or has been established for many months, it will take longer for the verruca to be destroyed. Sometimes 4 treatments may be required.

Is the Verruca treatment painful?

With a sharp 20 second burst of nitrous oxide freezing at minus 89 degrees, a certain amount of discomfort can be felt on the targeted areas. Any pain will disappear immediately after treatment, as the area warms up.

How long before the Verruca disappears?

This depends on the size and age of the verruca. The older the verruca, then often the roots have developed further. This means that the die-off is greater and longer. However, after the initial treatment there should be a gradual or total removal of the said skin lesion.

Also, it will depend on the age of the person having the treatment. A young persons body will disperse of the verruca, post treatment, quicker than a more mature person. The lymphatic system works much quicker on those who are younger.

How safe is the CryoPen cryotherapy treatment.

CryoPen is a medical-grade pen that emits nitrous oxide at intense freezing pressure. It is used around the world by doctors and hospitals for verruca, wart, keratosis and other such non-surgical treatments. It is a very safe procedure. However, like all non-surgical treatments, there is alway a risk and any aftercare advise should be adhered to.

Will I get another Verruca in the same place after treatment?

It cannot be guaranteed that after the success of your first treatment to remove your verruca, that you will not get another verruca in another place on your body, or even the same place.

Are there any restrictions or precautions to follow after CryoPen treatment for Verruca removal?

We advise to avoid soaking the treated area. Endeavour to keep the foot away from the main jet in a shower or the water in a bath. Avoid swimming in the sea, lakes, rivers or pools for the first few days after treatment. Avoid high-impact activities for a few days post-treatment to promote healing and prevent infection to the verruca.

Are there any potential side effects or post Verruca treatment care requirements after CryoPen treatment?

There may be some mild redness or mild swelling around the area. There may be some blistering post-treatment but this typically resolves within a few days. You are advised to follow the aftercare instructions given, including keeping the area clean and dry.

What is a Verruca, and how does it differ from other skin conditions?

A verruca, also known as a plantar wart, is a viral infection caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). This affects the skin’s top layer. It’s often found on the soles of the feet and can have a distinctive cauliflower-like appearance with a rough texture and small black dots on the surface.

Are Verrucas contagious?

Yes, verrucas are contagious. They are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), specifically types 1, 2, 4, 27, and 57. This virus thrives in warm, moist environments such as swimming pools, communal showers, or gym locker rooms, making these places prime locations for transmission.

Direct skin-to-skin contact with someone who has a verruca or contact with contaminated surfaces, like floors in public areas, can lead to transmission. The virus can enter the skin through small cuts or abrasions, and once inside, it causes the rapid growth of skin cells, leading to the development of a verruca.

Also, the virus can be transferred from one part of the body to another, leading to multiple verrucas in different areas.