Warts Or Verruca Removal With Radiosurgery
Warts are common infections produced by a virus commonly known as HPV or Human Papilloma Viruses and hence sometimes they are called viral warts. These Warts classically have a rough surface, can be small or raised and feel stony hard and the colour of this may vary from skin colour to whitish colour. Warts are included in the skin lesion category, along with moles and skin tags. They also come in the shape of skin growths, but the major cause of manifestation is the infection with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
Types of warts & their appearance
There are many types of warts which include common warts, flat warts, plantar warts, filiform warts, and periungual warts. They can grow on all parts of the body, but they are mostly found on: feet, hands, mouth, face, genital and rectal area. These can be disturbing to look at and cause psychological and social traumas for those who suffer from warts.
The Genital warts are also produced by HPV viruses but only HPV type 6 and 11 will produce genital warts. These often occur as a result of sexual intercourse with someone who has genital warts. Nonetheless, these warts are non-cancerous except the ones which occur on the cervix of the womb.
They generally do not cause any symptoms of pain except when they are present in the weight-bearing area of the sole of the foot where sometimes they are called verruca or plantar warts. These verrucae typically become painful when they become bigger with time. Warts generally appear on fingers when they are called finger warts, on toes, they are called toe warts, on hands, they are called hand warts, on wrists they are called wrist warts, on the face, they are called facial warts, and none of the exposed skin is spared as they can occur anywhere. Interestingly some of these warts may vanish by itself generally within 12 months of its occurrence especially if the person’s immunity is very good but this does not happen always.
How to get rid of warts?
Although warts are caused by various strains of the HPV or Human Papillomavirus and they can reappear, there is a fast, simple and painless procedure that can ensure complete wart removal. If you suffer from these warts, then we advise you to seek the help of your doctor to see what help you can get from them. Please do not be tempted to buy over the counter products as they are generally very weak and may not solve the problem.
Verruca Treatment with Radiosurgery
At Renew Skin & Health Clinic, our specialized doctors provide their patients with a highly innovative treatment that is radiosurgery. Radiosurgery is a non-invasive treatment that uses a high frequency and low-temperature alternate current that vaporizes the cells of warts from within. While doing so, the radiosurgery device also simultaneously cauterizes the lesion, minimizing or completely preventing bleeding and potential risks of future infections. The radiosurgery wart removal treatment is painless as we use a local anesthetic, fast, as the procedure usually lasts for 30 minutes or less, requires no downtime and offers an enhanced healing time and quality.
Warts removal with CO2 laser
At Renew Skin And Health Clinic we also offer CO2 laser vaporisation of the warts which is a very effective treatment for these stubborn warts which you may have for many months to many years. For those who wish to book a consultation with us, there will be a consultation fee of £100. The typical cost of viral wart removal at our clinic is between £300-500 depending upon its location and the complexity of the procedure and generally only one treatment is required in most cases. If you are having this wart removal with us then we also offer you a warranty of 3 months which means if there is a recurrence then we will treat this wart at no cost to yourself. The CO2 laser is expensive and is not widely available in the UK but you may explore and see if you can find a clinic locally who offers these viral wart treatments.
Nobody likes those “bumps and lumps” on their skin so, most of them turn to home treatments which can be effective but may as well cause undesired effects, such as scarring and may damage the adjacent tissue, allergies, and rashes. That is why before any type of wart removal treatment you should consider seeing our doctor specialists at Renew Health & Skin Clinic, who can give you advice on which method you should go for in order to get rid of warts or any other skin lesions.
The electrode is auto-sterilized during the procedure while also cauterizing the lesion, so bleeding is prevented or minimized and as a result, the healing process is enhanced and possible future infections are prevented. The practitioner at Renew Skin & Health Clinic also uses a local anesthetic so there is no actual pain felt by the patient, just a mild tingling discomfort sensation making the radiosurgery genital warts removal procedure an ideal type of treatment given the high sensitivity and vascularization of the areas.
Radiosurgery for genital warts removal is performed rapidly, the procedure lasting for 15-20 minutes (also depending on the number of genital warts to be removed) and most patients are highly satisfied with the efficiency and cosmetic results of the treatment. As with any other type of skin treatment, the GP or specialist at Renew Skin & Health Clinic will perform a thorough consultation, while also assessing the patient’s medical history and current health condition to prevent possible risks, complications, and side-effects and most importantly to ensure optimum medical and cosmetic results.
We also use the CO2 laser in the genital warts treatment. In that, we remove genital warts by vaporising them using a CO2 laser in just one visit. This advanced laser is a cutting edge technology used in removing various non-cancerous skin blemishes in just one visit under local anaesthesia.