Verrucae are plantar warts caused by certain strains of the HPV or Human Papillomavirus. Being triggered a highly contagious virus, verrucae are easily transmitted and caught through the use of public floors such as those in public swimming pools, communal showers, athletic facilities or even in your private homes, when walking barefoot. A higher incidence in contracting the virus is when the skin is wet and soft, or presents fine cuts or cracks. Verrucae can disappear on their own, as our immune system has the power to fight the virus, but this may take up to 2 years or more and verrucae do tend to get very painful and go deeper into the skin, especially with extensive walking or standing activities.
Renew Skin& Health Clinic puts at your disposal various verrucae removal private treatments, among which a very effective one is cryotherapy. Needless to say, that before performing any verruca removal treatment, you will have to undergo a specialized consultation during which your medical history and current health condition are assessed and a clear diagnosis is set as you may be suffering from other skin conditions resembling the verruca or verrucae. Depending on this result, the verruca removal treatment that best suits you will be applied by our experienced practitioners.
Cryotherapy is the process of removing verrucae by freezing them with liquid nitrogen. In the last years, cyrotherapy has become a standard treatment for verruca removal, and can be performed in two ways: by spraying it onto the verruca or by applying it with a cotton bud (the latter is usually used on the facial area and with small children). Cryotherapy can be a bit painful, but bearable, so if it’s the case, a local anesthetic can be applied. A verruca removal private treatment with cryotherapy last for little over a minute, but this also depends on the area to be treated. Most plantar warts or verrucae appearing on the soles of your feet require 1-4 sessions for complete removal, with a period of 1 to 3 weeks between each treatment, and if performed correctly, there is minimal to no chances of scarring remaining.
Following the verruca removal cryotherapy private treatment, the skin surrounding the lesion will sometimes become red, swollen and sore for about a day, similar to a mild burn and a blister usually forms, which will form a scab and fall off in the following days. Cryotherapy is usually effective in most cases, but there are slight chances for the verruca or verrucae to recur, given the high resistance of the HPV virus. But our dermatologists at Renew Skin & health Clinic are at your disposal for any follow-up sessions and detailed information and consultations, so you may confidently contact us at any time.
If you wish to get rid of the painful and highly bothersome verrucae on your feet, feel free to schedule an appointment with one of our specialist doctors at Renew Skin & Health Clinic’s Head Office and benefit from the advantages of a private cryotherapy treatment for verruca removal.