Wart removal treatment


Wart & Verruca Removal Service in Cambridge

Warts are small lumps that often develop on the skin of the hands and feet as well as other parts of the body. They can vary in appearance and may develop singly or in clusters.
Verrucas are warts that develop on the soles of the feet.
Warts are non-cancerous, but can resemble certain cancers.
Most people will have warts at some point in their life. They tend to affect children and teenagers more than adults.

What causes warts?

Warts are caused by an infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). The virus causes the top layer of the skin (epidermis) to produce excessive amounts of keratin, a hard protein, to develop. This gives rise to the appearance of the lesion on the skin.

How do we remove wart or Verruca ?

There are a number of treatments available for warts an no single treatment is 100% effective, and the wart may return.
Treatments vary and include topical ointments, chemicals and freezing spray. Occasionally the wart is shaved off prior to starting topical treatment. Repeated treatments are often required to get rid of the wart.
Wart removal at the Skin & Scar Clinic is performed under a local anaesthestic and typically carried out via surgical excision. This involves a small incision over the cyst which allows it to be removed safely and with minor scarring.

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