Verruca Removal Richmond London
Skin Rich Services
Verruca and Wart removal
What are verrucas?
Verrucas are warts that occur on the soles of the feet. They are the same as warts on any other part of the body. However, they may look flatter, as they get imbedded into the skin of the soles due to body weight. Verruca and wart development is caused by a benign infection of the surface layer of the skin with HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). This virus is very contagious and can be passed from different parts of the body and on to other people very quickly. The predominantly held view is that verruca’s and wart’s will generally resolve themselves given time, but this period of infection can be quite lengthy (often measured in months or years) and be a time of both pain and social restriction. Recurrence is not uncommon.
How do we treat verrucas with a laser?
In our clinic we use the Nd:YAG Laser to treat verrucas. The laser will penetrate through the skin to destroy the root which is embedded deep in the skin. This method has a very high success rate in destroying the virus.It is a very quick treatment.
What are Warts
Warts appear as small rough lumps on the skin. Warts can occur anywhere on the body but occur most commonly on hands and feet. They range in size from 1 mm to several cm. Sometimes only one or two warts develop, but often multiple warts develop in a single region. The shape and size of warts vary, and they are sometimes classed by how they look. For example: common warts, plane (flat) warts, filiform (finger-like) warts, mosaic warts, etc.
How do we treat warts with Laser treatments?
The Nd:YAG laser is the most successful way to treat warts available today and works by destroying the blood supply to the wart without causing damage to the skin. The laser energy heats up the wart, sealing its blood supply and causing the lesion to die.