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Verruca Needling

ABOUT VERRUCA NEEDLING

Falknor`s needling procedure is an innovative and effective treatment for verruca, which are benign types of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) group. It is a form of soft tissue therapy which is intended to break down the verruca and create a controlled inflammatory response which, in turn, stimulates the body’s immune system to recognise the virus and destroy it.

Verruca Needling treatment has been around for over 45 years (being first described in a medical journal in America in 1969) and is used routinely with great success by practitioners internationally. It has been reported to be highly effective, even for long-standing verruca.

Verruca Needling is different from other treatment options such as cryotherapy or salicylic acid as it requires only one or occasionally two sessions. This makes it an ideal treatment option for busy people. The treatment is carried out under local anesthetic. Most people report only minor soreness for 2 to 3 days post-treatment.

 

HOW DOES THE VERRUCA NEEDLING TREATMENT WORK?

Verruca Needling works by puncturing the verruca with an empty sterile needle many times, the viral particles are directly exposed to the fatty tissue beneath the skin where the body is rich in immune regulators. Here, the immune system can recognise and destroy the virus. As this immune response is often systemic, treatment of only one verruca is required even where there are many lesions as spontaneous remission can occur in all, or most, verruca at the same time.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THE TREATMENT?

There are three stages to the Verruca Needling procedure:
1. You will be given an injection of local anesthetic which will make your verruca and surrounding area numb.
2. Once the verruca is numb, the podiatrist will carefully needle the verrucae to implant the virus into the dermal layer of the skin so that the body’s immune system can come into contact with the virus.
3. A dressing will be applied to the verruca once the procedure is completed. you are advised not to drive when the foot or part of the foot has been anaesthetised. Our advice is to get a Taxi or a lift home and avoid walking.

 

WILL IT BE PAINFUL AFTERWARDS?

Some patients can experience soreness once the anaesthetic wares off. This soreness can best be described as a bruised feeling that can last for up to 7/10 days however most patient describe soreness only for 2 to 3 days after the procedure. Painkillers such as Paracetamol are normally sufficient to reduce any discomfort. Use of Ibuprofen or any other anti-inflammatory medication is not advisable, but you can use Paracetamol.

 

DRESSINGS AND FOLLOW UP

Routine post-operative check-ups are put in place for patients by the clinic. Most patients are seen 1 week after the procedure and then 12 weeks after the procedure. Following the procedure, the wound will have to be redressed by the patient daily for up to 10 days. Details of dressings to use will be provided to patients.

 

RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS

Although very rare, the following risks have been noted:
• Infection
• Recurrence
• Delayed healing
• Adverse reaction to Local anaesthesia
• Scar tissue

 

AVAILABILITY/SUITABILITY

Feet by Pody is pleased to offer this treatment for patients following an initial assessment appointment. This consultation is used to assess whether this treatment is suitable for you.

 

COST

The cost of verruca needling is £280, up to 1-hour session (for the procedure) and will include two follow up appointments to review your condition (7 days after the procedure and then 3 months later). The number of verruca treated per session will vary depending on the location and size of each lesion. All fees must be paid at the time of procedure. Further appointments are charged at our normal rate (£55.00).

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0207 099 6657 or email: [email protected]

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Based on 88 reviews.
Ray Hutchinson
Ray Hutchinson
2022-04-14
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Excellent!
Steve B
Steve B
2022-02-08
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Very through and informative examination to find the cause of the problem and an action plan for correction. Friendly and professional. Very impressed.
PADDY DODD
PADDY DODD
2022-01-19
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Fantastic service and very pleasant inside. Reena is a brilliant podiatrist - she immediately spotted what was causing my pain on the soles of each foot. She patiently sorted it out with her instruments (no pain) and I walked out completely satisfied.
Marlon Hunte
Marlon Hunte
2021-11-08
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I came for the first time to feet by pody and Shaho really welcomed me in, made me feel comfortable and relaxed. He found the problem and explained the science behind where a corn comes. I would 100% recommend him to anyone with feet problems. I feel like a new man 5 star 👍👍👍
Luke Oates
Luke Oates
2021-11-01
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I cannot recommend Feet by Pody enough! They successfully treated and got rid of a longstanding and persistent verruca that I had had for >5 years. The cryotherapy treatment I had was painless and the prices for appointments/ treatments are very reasonable given the high level of care you receive. Huge thanks to Reena Patel who was the chiropodist I have been seeing most recently. She was super professional, efficient and clearly knows her stuff! Thank you again!
Paul Spencer
Paul Spencer
2021-10-13
Verified
Very helpful, informative and kind service. Varsha laid out the treatment options, explained the procedure and aftercare fully, and above all was very kind throughout. Would highly recommend!
Daphne Tsang
Daphne Tsang
2021-08-27
Verified
The treatment was smooth and effective. Varsha was really kind and patient despite my hearing issues. She was also very reassuring during the sessions. It was a relief to hear that my toes are looking a lot better during the assessment visit. I would definitely recommend her! Thank you again for the help 🙂
ANGELA ARISTIDOU
ANGELA ARISTIDOU
2021-08-16
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Exceptional care AND (very importantly) excellent aftercare! Basically I can say they were absolutely impeccable in their professionalism and care. I absolutely recommend them. I called on a Tuesday to ask for an emergency appointment. I received a call back immediately by the podiatrist (not an assistant). The podiatrist took great care with the prior history, and offered an urgent appointment on Wednesday. We decided to remove the nail. The surgery was painless, and the aftercare support brilliant. - I was given a What’sUp number to reach the podiatrist for any concerns. I sent her some photos and received immediate responses. I was very impressed, very impressed indeed. - The price included only one after-surgery appointment but they gave me two and did not flinch about it.
Travel Reviewer
Travel Reviewer
2021-08-12
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Always really good service. Professional. Clean. Great job. Highly recommend.
Tiger BJJ Team
Tiger BJJ Team
2021-06-24
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Highly recommend Reena is a lovely person always makes my visits enjoyable 9