Verruca Treatments – Verruca is a contagious virus that seems to thrive in damp conditions such as swimming pools, showers and bathrooms. The common treatments for verruca are gels or ointments from the chemist. However, these treatments can burn the surrounding skin if not used with care.
Verrucas have a strong link to immune function. It is important to maintain a strong immune system in order for any verruca treatment to be successful.
Our clinic is equipped with the latest Cryosurgery system. We use liquid nitrogen to freeze the infected area of tissue down to such a low level that the verrucae virus is killed. The tissues actually form ice crystals for a short time after treatment. A light, dry blister usually forms over the following 2-3 days. We review the area every 2 weeks and further treatment is delivered as necessary.
In the majority of cases, a course of treatments is normally required.
Hyphrecator 2000 from Conmed is the very latest development in electrosurgery. It has the ability to dry out the verruca cells and “fulgurate” the area (causing a burn to the tissue to destroy the verruca). The size and location of the verruca will dictate what method the podiatrist will use to anaesthetise the foot. Typically the lesion will resolve within a few days of the treatment with very little after care required.
Either method has proven to be highly successful. At Medipod Clinics, we have reached a fantastic 90% success rate on verruca resolution.
For more information please see our Surgical Podiatry Services page.
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