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Verruca Removal

Verrucae removed fast with Cryopen and Swift microwave – simply, the most effective treatment available

Stamp-out painful, stubborn verrucas – FAST, with state-of-the-art treatment that’s hassle-free and safe. Add in 16 years experience and a FREE Chiropodist consultation and you’ll see why patients pick Pod.

VERRUCA TREATMENT OPTIONS

Leaving the wart to go away itself is an option, however you may want treatment if your verruca is painful, is spreading or is causing you distress or embarrassment.

We now use Swift Microwave Therapy to treat 90% of verruca cases. We have experience in providing other treatments too:

  • MICROWAVE TREATMENT: This is by far the most popular option amongst patients for a number of reasons:
    • Most effective of all treatments
    • Fast treatment time (5 seconds!)
    • Little / No Impact on lifestyle
    • No drugs
    • No chemicals
    • No needles, scalpels or injections
    • No dressings or home care necessary
    • Can be used in a number of medical conditions
  • LASER TREATMENT: Highly effective treatment however can be painful; this makes it unsuitable for large, or mosaic verrucae. Local anaesthesia injection is often required. The disadvantage of the anaesthetic is that you are unable t0 drive due to numbness, for up to 12 hours after and therefore need to allow for this.
  • FREEZING (Cryosurgery): This uses Liquid Nitrogen to freeze skin infected with the virus treatment; it is usually painful, both during AND after treatment. Dressings are required as blistering usually occurs.
  • FREEZING (cont) The treatment involves frequent check-ups at intervals of 7-10 days which may not suit a busy or active lifestyle. Pain-killers are usually required. Often requires numerous repeat applications.
  • SALICYLIC ACID MASKS: Unlike acid containing products available from Pharmacies, this treatment involves placing a strong acid on the verruca then applying padding and dressings to the foot. This “mask” stays in place for 5-7 days during which time, it MUST be kept completely dry and activity should be avoided; for these reasons it is less popular than our other options.
  • PHARMACY TREATMENTS: There are a variety of applications available from pharmacies both over-the-counter or from your GP. They are often similar to each other in that they contain acids but not as strong as those used by Chiropodists. They can must be used with care and the treatment is often laborious with frequent application, filing and dressing of the affected area; improvements to the condition often take a long while. Their use is not advised in diabetes. Freezing treatments from Pharmacies are generally not as cold as the those used by Chiropodists so are generally considered less effective.
  • SURGERY: Invasive methods like surgery have downsides such as pain and long recovery times and they can therefore impact on lifestyle.

Option 1: SWIFT MICROWAVE verruca treatment.

Swift is the pioneering new microwave therapy for verruca; it’s quick and hassle-free: no drugs, needles, paints or potions, just state-of-the-art tech and over 16 years of experience in providing verruca removal in Leicester.

  • Swift Microwave is the newest technology available to treat verruca.
  • The number of treatments required to remove verruca is dependent on how long you have had them, there location, how many you have, and how you respond to treatment. In some cases, you may need more than one treatment (these can be from 14 days to over a month apart depending on the response). Our Podiatrist will be able to discuss this with you.
  • Some minor discomfort (described as a prick sensation) is felt and varies between individuals, it lasts a mere 2 – 3 seconds then quickly fades leaving no discomfort afterwards and doesnt impact on normal daily activities. The podiatrist can reduce the skin build up if necessary.
  • The number of treatments required to remove verruca is dependent on how long you have had them, there location, how many you have, and how you respond to treatment. In some cases, you may need more than one treatment (these can be from 14 days to over a month apart depending on the response). Our Podiatrist will be able to discuss this with you.

See How Cryopen Works

  • VERRUCA TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN – Swift treatment allows us to safely treat children from age 8 years upwards, subject to check-up. We are DBS / CRB Checked.
  • Most people with verrucae would be able to have this treatment. Our Podiatrist will carry out an assessment prior to treatment to confirm
  • The treatment is very safe.  Microwaves have been in clinical use for over 30 years, and are used globally in the effective treatment of cancer. Standard wifi uses microwaves, mobile phones, bluetooth, and cordless phones all use microwaves to0.
  • VERY EFFECTIVE. A clinical study carried out by the University Of Southampton recruited 32 adults with one or more persistent verruca for a court of unto 4 treatments, roughly 4 weeks apart. In order to be eligible for the research, patients had to have had their verruca for at leat 1 year and failed to respond to previous treatments. The results showed that out of 54 verrucae treated with swift microwave therapy, 76% of verrucae had resolved, 94% of the resolved verrucae cleared after 3 treatments or less.

 

Cost of Swift verruca treatment

  • We provide a FREE consultation to assess the condition and answer any questions you may have.
  • There is NO OBLIGATION to have treatment after this consultation.
  • Prices start from £125 per appointment in that time we will treat as many verruca as the condition allows.
  • Up to 1-3 apointments are usually necessary depending on severity. 

See what patients say about our microwave treatment for Verrucae

Option 2: CRYOPEN verruca treatment.

Join the cold revolution! Cryopen is the advanced verruca therapy that is fast, effective and safe the removal of verruca WITHOUT causing damage to healthy skin. 

  • Cryotherapy is the controlled destruction of unwanted tissue such as verrucae or warts by the precise application of extreme cold.
  • Quick procedure, treatment only takes 1 to 2 minutes!
  • Precision freezing allows deeper penetration into the affected area.
  • Sterile procedure, no needles, no bleeding, no scalpel, no need for a local anaesthetic thanks to the analgesic effect by the cold temperature of the freezing.
  • Safe procedure therefore ideal for children and nervous adults.
  • Excellent results!
  • Some minor discomfort (similar to a nettle sting at worst) may be experienced and varies between individuals, it lasts a 10-20 minutes then quickly fades leaving mild discomfort afterwards which normally won’t impact on normal daily activities. The podiatrist may need to reduce the skin build up if necessary.

Watch How Cryopen Works

  • VERRUCAE TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN – Cryopen treatment allows us to safely treat children from age 7 years upwards, subject to check-upDBS / CRB Checked.
  • Most people with verrucae are able to have this treatment but our podiatrist will carry an assessment to confirm this.
  • When using traditional over the counter freeze products such as ‘Wartner’ the effect on the cell is a slow freeze, therefore leaving the body time to protect itself because it is not attacked fast enough, therefore allowing the cell chance to revive itself.
  • When using the Cryopen, it attacks the cell fast and instantly destroys the nucleus therefore removing the skin lesion as it has no time to protect itself, leading to its permanent destruction.
  • The number of treatments required is dependent on how long you have had them, their location, how many you have, and how you respond to treatment. In some cases, you may need more than one treatment, these are carried out usually 4 weeks apart depending on your response.

 

Cost of CRYOPEN treatment

  • We provide a FREE consultation to assess the condition and answer any questions you may have.
  • There is NO OBLIGATION to have treatment after this consultation.
  • Prices start from £65 for a single verruca appointment upto £125 for 5 verrucae (This is the maximum we will treat in on appointment).
  • Prices depend on size, severity and number. This can be discussed in more detail at the FREE consultation.

SEE OUR RESULTS!

Pictures say more than words ever could – see some of our success stories, click through to see our gallery of before and after images of fungal nail treatment

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