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Warts and Verrucas

Warts and verrucas are caused by infection of the surface layer of the skin with human papilloma virus (HPV). The virus is very contagious and can pass from one part of the body to another or be transferred onto someone else. Not all people are equally susceptible to the virus, the reason for this remains unknown.

Most warts and verrucas naturally resolve within one to two years but it is not necessary to wait this long.

Warts can be painted with keratolytics that eventually kill the virus. The treatment may take many months and has a relatively low rate of success.

Cryotherapy is often used if topical treatment fails. The treatment involves liquid nitrogen to kill the infected tissue. Often multiple treatments are required. The treated area usually blisters and the wound can take time to heal.

Vascular lasers such as the 585nm Pulsed dye laser (PDL) or the Nd Yag 1064nm laser have revolutionized the way in which warts and verrucas are now treated. They work by:

  • Destroying the blood supply to the wart without causing damage to the surrounding skin. The laser energy heats up the wart, sealing its blood supply so the wart can no longer survive.
  • Breaking down the virus DNA, dispersing fragments into the bloodstream, where the immune system ‘notices’ them and attacks the virus throughout the body. Warts and verrucas not exposed to laser treatment also disappear

To ensure optimal results, a combination of treatments may be recommended.

Our expert medical team has in excess of 20 years laser experience and have completed more than 100,000 successful treatments. Rest assured you are in safe hands. All Warts and Verrucas removal procedures at Cambridge Skin & Laser Clinic are performed by fully qualified doctors, nurses and practitioners. To ensure the highest ethical standards are maintained at all times, staff at Cambridge Skin & Laser Clinic are never offered bonus incentives to sell treatments.

We are a CQC (Care Quality Commission) registered clinic that is regularly inspected and assessed by government. This is the best indicator available that the clinic is trustworthy.

Cambridge Skin and laser Clinic can advise you on the correct treatment for your skin. Prices start from £50 per session. Call now to arrange a free consultation with our experts

Please Note: Prices quoted are per session and are an approximate guide only. If you require a more accurate pricing prior to consultation, please contact us directly.

Although laser treatment may seem expensive, one must bear in mind the enormous acquisition and maintenance costs of the laser devices.

All consultations are free of charge so why not call our team of experts today?