Verrucae are caused by the human papilloma virus, of which there are many variants.The virus is contagious, but not everyone will develop a verrucae. They appear as small, innocuous circles on the skin. As they grow, they form a “cauliflower” like appearance and often are covered with tiny back dots, which are actually small blood vessels.
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Verrucae can be spread through contact with contaminated surfaces such as those in areas surrounding swimming pools and communal washing areas. They are more likely to spread if the skin is wet, soft or has been in contact with a rough surface. People with scratches or cuts on the soles of their feet are particularly vulnerable.
There are many ways to treat warts and verruca, ranging from over the counter products to professional treatments such as use of strong acids, freezing (Cryotherapy) or lasering.
Here at Flawless Feet we use the S30 PODYLAS ™ Laser to treat verrucas using laser treatment. Verrucae laser removal involves targeting the wart with a laser; the laser passes through the upper layer of the skin called the epidermis and targets the tiny blood vessels that feed the wart near the dermis, the middle layer of skin. Laser verruca warts removal kills the blood vessels feeding the verruca wart, effectively starving it until it dries up and falls off. The verruca laser kills only the wart infected area and leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed and undamaged.
Verruca Laser Treatment – FAQs
How long do treatments take?
Treatments can take between 20 to 30 minutes or more depending on the treatment area.
How many treatments are needed?
Most patients will require between 1 to 3 treatments depending on the size and how long the verrucae have been present.
What should I expect after treatment?
The Verrucae will often get a blackish tone or crusty aspect in the subsequent hours after treatment. Most people will have no pain after the treatment and can continue their day-to-day activities.