Wart and Verrucae Removal
Both painful and unsightly, warts are clumps of skin cells growing abnormally due to a virus infection and are most commonly found on areas of skin that are likely to be damaged, such as fingers, elbows, knees and the face.
A Verrucae is another name for a type of wart (plantar warts) usually found on the soles of the feet. This common viral infection is very contagious and can spread quickly to other areas.
Laser removal for Wart & Verrucaes
If you’ve tried everything from your doctor and just want to get rid, we recommend laser treatment as an effective alternative to traditional treatments.
It is particularly suitable for large or widespread Warts and Verrucaes that have failed to respond to traditional treatments.
Here at the Royal Tunbridge Wells Skin & Laser Clinic we have two options available, and your medical practitioner will choose the most suitable treatment:
Wart or Verrucae removal with ND Yag Laser
Nd:Yag laser light destroys the blood supply to the Wart or Verrucae without damaging the surrounding tissue.
The laser energy heats up the wart, sealing its blood supply and will kill the viral infection so the wart can no longer survive.
If all of the blood supply is not killed, further treatment will be needed to ensure that the growth is killed. A course of one to three treatments may be recommended in weekly intervals.
ER Yag Laser - effective treatment for all types and sizes of warts
The Er:YAG laser is safe, very precise and is the most effective treatment for all types and sizes of warts including large Plantar Verrucae which would normally be surgically removed.
Laser excision ensures less bleeding, quick healing and results in less scarring. Depending on the size, location and number of lesions removed, healing is complete within a couple of weeks of the treatment.
What can I expect from the treatment?
A complementary consultation with a doctor is necessary before the procedure is carried out.
In most cases Warts and Verucaes that are treated with lasers are permanently removed after two procedures. However, depending on the individual, additional treatments may be necessary.