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Verruca Treatment

Causes of Verrucae

Verrucae, also known as plantar warts, are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), a highly contagious virus that’s passed on by direct human contact. The virus thrives in moist, damp environments, such as changing room floors, swimming pools and communal showers. You can catch the virus simply by walking on the same floor as an infected person, which is why it’s so common amongst children although anybody can have a verruca.

For further information on Verrucae, see our Verruca Fact Sheet.

 

Seeking Professional Help for Verruca Removal

While verrucae may disappear on their own, they can quickly become troublesome, spreading to other areas of your feet, growing larger, and often becoming painful.

Verrucae will clear up much more quickly if you seek professional help from a podiatrist. We recommend visiting us if your verruca is painful, has spread and multiplied, altered in appearance, or if it’s restricting you in your daily activities.

PROFESSIONAL VERRUCA TREATMENT

At Feet By Pody, we use three main types of verruca treatment.

FREEZING (CRYOTHERAPY)

Cryotherapy is a very safe process where we destroy the skin around the verruca by freezing it using a very cold gas. The idea is to provide a short, sharp shock to your skin cells, which destroys the verruca tissue. This is a very straightforward procedure causing minimum disruption to our patients, although it can take several treatments before the verruca is finally eradicated.

To find out more about cryotherapy, see our Cryotherapy page.

STRONG ACID-BASED TREATMENTS

Acid-based treatments, which are much stronger than the over-the-counter remedies you can buy, are used to destroy the infected skin. Again, this treatment usually requires several sessions before the verruca is fully destroyed. The procedure is largely painless, although some people may feel a little discomfort in the treated verruca once the acid starts to work.

VERRUCA NEEDLING

Verruca needling is a minor surgical procedure that’s carried out under local anaesthetic. It involves puncturing the verruca multiple times using a fine, sterile needle. This brings the virus into direct contact with the fatty tissue beneath the skin, which is rich in immune regulators thus allowing the body’s immune system to recognise and destroy the virus. The advantage of Verruca needling is that it usually only requires a single treatment, although we see you for post-treatment check-ups.

For further information on verruca needling, see our Verruca Needling page.

SWIFT MICROWAVE

Swift is a new technology, developed in the UK, which has been licenced for the general treatment of skin lesions in Podiatry and Dermatology. Swift uses microwave energy which is delivered through a special probe applied to the
skin to treat the affected tissue.

For further information on Swift Microwave, see our Swift Microwave page.

WHY CHOOSE FEET BY PODY?

At Feet By Pody, our foot specialists have many years’ experience in verruca treatment and removal, working with patients of all ages including young children. We discuss the different treatment options with you, and together decide on the best course of action.

We operate from four modern, well-equipped clinics in London, where we use the latest stringent sterilisation procedures to ensure you receive the most hygienic foot care possible.

You can visit Feet By Pody at any of our clinics:

• Canary Wharf E14
• City EC2
• Woolwich Royal Arsenal SE18
• London Bridge SE1
Holborn WC1

If you have a painful or stubborn verruca and would like professional advice and treatment, book an appointment with Feet By Pody today. Book Online or call 020 7099 6657 to speak with one of our friendly, knowledgeable healthcare professionals.

Based on 87 reviews.
Steve B
Steve B
2022-02-08
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Annabel
Annabel
2021-06-20
Verified
Nicolas is personable, professional and most importantly, extremely good at bringing your feet back into tip top condition! I first saw him for an injured toenail 6 months ago and the difference in my feet now is amazing!