5 Of The Best Verruca Treatments
Verrucas – they can be unsightly, embarrassing and often painful, but what can be done about them? Many over-the-counter treatments have low success rates, so they could end up being a waste of money. Help is at hand, though! Here are 5 of the best verruca treatments, from the podiatrists at Northwich Foot Clinic…
1. Swift Microwave Therapy
Swift Microwave Therapy is a cutting-edge treatment for the removal of verrucas and warts. Swift utilises the power of microwave energy, which it delivers to the affected area with a special probe. The treatment is extremely fast – it takes just five seconds – and no anaesthetic or dressings are required. Within three sessions, 83% of even the most stubborn verrucas are cleared, giving it one of the highest success rates of all verruca treatments. The best part? You can resume normal activity as soon as you walk out of the door.
2. Verruca Needling
Verruca needling involves a podiatrist puncturing the wart or verruca with a small needle. This causes bleeding and stimulates the body’s immune system response, which destroys the virus. Verruca needling takes place under local anaesthetic, and one of the huge benefits of this procedure is that one treatment is enough to get rid of verrucas – making it ideal for busy people. As with all of the best verruca treatments, a follow-up session 6-8 weeks later will be booked in to ensure that the treatment has been effective.
3. Omega Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is among the best verruca treatments for children. The Omega laser uses low level laser light to stimulate the body’s healing cells, enabling it to effectively fight the virus that causes verrucas. The laser therapy is not painful, because the low level cannot burn or harm the skin. No dressings or anaesthetic are required.
Cryotherapy involves the use of liquid nitrogen to freeze the verruca until it falls off. A verruca will usually take between five and 30 seconds to freeze off, depending on the size. The treatment often needs to be repeated (up to six times), and it can be painful – in some circumstances it can lead to blistering of the skin.
5. Salicylic Acid Treatment
Most verruca treatments that are sold over-the-counter contain salicylic acid. This is an ingredient that softens the hard, outer layer of your verruca. This can, over time, encourage your body’s own healing process to kick in and fight the virus. However, these treatments can take a long time to work and they can cause irritation to healthy skin if they are not applied correctly.
How To Find The Best Verruca Treatments For You
At Northwich Foot Clinic in the heart of Cheshire, we have hand selected only the very best verruca treatments for our clients. We know that you will want an effective, quick session to banish those verrucas. As a result, we offer Swift Microwave Therapy, Verruca Needling and Omega Laser Therapy. To book your appointment, head to our online booking system.