Verrucae are plantar warts that appear on the soles of your feet and can grow to be highly uncomfortable, unaesthetic, but especially very painful because of the fact that the pressure of your body is applied on them constantly. They are highly contagious and caused by an infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). It is most likely to get infected with the virus if you are used to engage in activities that imply the usage of public swimming pools, restrooms, locker rooms or simply by touching objects that have been used by people who have been already infected.
The specialized practitioners at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic can provide you information and offer you a proper consultation that can help you decide whether you want to benefit from a private treatment for verrucae removal. If, however, you want to wait a little longer in hope that they will disappear in time, you have to know that verrucae could reappear. Rather than waiting for verrucae to disappear on their own, you can try some alternative treatments for verrucae removal.
Over the counter treatments for verrucae removal such as salicylic acid is known to be as effective as cryotherapy. Use gels, creams or plasters containing salicylic acid, but be aware of the fact that it can damage the healthy skin surrounding the verruca, so you will need either petroleum jelly, or a corn plaster to cover that area of your skin. This treatment must be repeated once a week, but if your skin becomes sore it’s imperative to contact a specialist. The dermatologists at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic will offer you guidance and professional advice in what concerns verrucae removal.
Another alternative treatment for verrucae removal is cryotherapy that implies the usage of liquid nitrogen in order to freeze and eventually destroy the affected skin cells. A private treatment session lasts between 5 and 15 minutes, you may need more than one session and you will have to wait about two weeks before treatments. After the cryotherapy private treatment for verrucae removal you will notice a sore blister, then a scab, but you don’t have to worry because it will fall off in about 10 days. Other side effects that you can experience after undergoing this alternative treatment for verrucae removal could be blistering, pain and darkening of your skin or hypopigmentation (your skin will become lighter in colour).
Chemical treatments can be used for verrucae removal only if the chemicals are formaldehye, glutaraldehye and silver nitrate. Their main goal is to destroy the affected skin cells, but you should take into consideration the fact that brown-stained skin and possible burns to the surrounding skin are listed as side effects.
If you discover that you suffer from verrucae you should really consider undergoing a private treatment at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic where the specialized practitioners will offer you a proper consultation that will determine whether you are a valid candidate or not. The ND:YAG laser treatment for verrucae removal is performed under local anesthesia and it implies the usage of laser beams precisely on the areas of your skin that were affected by verrucae, causing them to dry out and fall off on their own. The non-surgical cosmetic procedure with the ND:YAG laser therapy at Renew Skin & Health Clinic is highly effective in 96% of cases.
Another alternative treatment for verrucae removal is electrosurgery that consists in using a machine called a hyfrecator. You will be under local anesthesia during the surgical procedure while low-powered high-frequency A.C. electrical pulse is emitted on the area of your foot affected by verrucae. After the treatment you may experience discomfort, so analgesics are recommended for headaches.