Warts/Verrucas

WARTS

Warts are harmless skin growths caused by a virus, the human papilloma virus. They have a rough surface on which tiny dark speck may be seen. They may grow on any part of the body. Their appearance depends on their location. On the face and tops of the hands warts protrude, while on such pressure areas as the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, they’re pushed inward. Warts on the bottoms of the feet (called planter warts or verrucas) they grow inward from the pressure of standing and walking and are often painful. Warts are common. They bleed if injured.


Since warts are caused by a virus, they are slightly contagious. Warts may spread on the body, since a wart is the source of a virus that can seed other areas. We don’t know why some people get warts easily while others never get them. There’s no way to prevent warts. People have been trying to cure warts for thousands of years. The “success” of folk remedies for warts are due to the fact that warts often disappear by themselves, especially in young children. This spontaneous disappearance is less common in older children and adults. 

 

Treatment of Warts

The Gentle Max Pro laser therapy is very effective in the treatment of wars/verrucas.  Blisters and swelling, which are common after liquid nitrogen treatment, are not a problem with lasers. In large warts, which would normally be surgically removed Laser causes less bleeding and results in less scarring.  

 

How many treatments are required?

Two to four treatments every 2-3 weeks.  The wart or verruca will need to be paired down post treatment to file down any and dead tissue a few weeks later because the laser does not vapourise the tissue.

 

How much does it cost?

 

One Wart from €80 Three to Five Warts from €100

Three Treatments €275

Four Treatments €300

 



Verrucas

Verrucas are ordinary warts of the sole of the foot. Since Verrucas are on a pressure area, they grow inward and are often tender and painful. Like other warts, Verrucas are caused by a virus and are harmless. 

Treatment of Verrucas

The Gentle Max Pro laser therapy is very effective in the treatment of verrucas.  Blisters and swelling, which are common after liquid nitrogen treatment, are not a problem with lasers. In large verrucas, which would normally be surgically removed Laser causes less bleeding and results in less scarring.  

Blisters and swelling, which are common after liquid nitrogen treatment, are not a problem with lasers. In large verrucas, which would normally be surgically removed Laser excision causes less bleeding and results in less scarring.

 

How many treatments are required?

Two to four treatments every 2-3 weeks.  The wart or verruca will need to be paired down post treatment to file down any and dead tissue a few weeks later because the laser does not vapourise the tissue.

 

How much does it cost?

 

One Verruca from €80 Three to Five Verruca from €100

Three Treatments €275

Four Treatments €300

 

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