Verruca Needling

Verrucae are a frustrating but usually benign lesion that by their very nature are quite unpredictable. This makes them frustrating to have and frustrating to treat.

The virus lies dormant in the skin after being contracted through an abrasion. After a short period of time (1-8 months) the virus begins to replicate in the form of the visible cells that you may see. Proteins within the viral cells block the natural immune response which is often why certain treatments fail.

Needling is a simple procedure designed to disrupt the virus, create a strong inflammatory response and enhance your body’s ability to target the lesion.

A local anaesthetic is given to allow for a pain free procedure. A controlled wound is created and appropriately dressed.

After that it is down to your body and how it reacts to the treatment.

Real life studies show total resolution after 1 treatment in 70% of cases (followed up 6 months later). Up to 3 treatments may be necessary.

To access Verruca Needling, please book a General Podiatry appointment where your Podiatrist will give you full information and offer a range of alternative treatments.