What are Verrucas – and how does Verruca Wart Removal work?

Many of us will be familiar with Verrucas and how difficult it can be to get rid of them. Fortunately, Bellissima can provide genuinely effective Verruca Removal Treatments for clients in Leeds and throughout Yorkshire.

Verrucas, also known as Plantar Warts, can develop on the soles (or bottom) of the feet. They generally have a flat appearance with a blood supply which appears as black pin spots. You will often be able to see and feel hard keratinised tissue around the Verruca.

The pressure from normal standing and walking forces the warts into the skin and this can make them painful. Verrucas that grow together in a cluster are known as Mosaic Warts.

How Verrucas can spread 

Verrucas, like all warts, are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The virus invades the skin through tiny cuts or scrapes. It can take several weeks for a Verruca to appear after someone has been unlucky enough to catch the infection. This is called the incubation period.

Like other viral infections, Verrucas are contagious. Most people know how easily they can be spread, especially from the surface of floors in public swimming pools and communal showers. What’s less widely realised is the fact that you can also acquire the virus that causes Verrucas from your shower at home.

Verruca Removal Treatment at Bellissima’s Yorkshire clinic

To remove a Verruca from your skin, your Bellissima therapist will use a small probe, the tip of which is tapped all over the Wart/Verruca to de-sensitise it. A fine needle is then inserted and a Thermolysis current is applied. Most clients report the treatment as no more than a little uncomfortable – nothing that they cannot easily tolerate.

The treated area will feel warm for a short period and scabs will appear over the next few days. Don’t be alarmed by this – the scabs will heal within two weeks. Each treatment takes a minimum of 15 minutes but may take longer depending on the size of the area concerned. Follow-up treatments may be necessary – although typically just one or two treatments will be sufficient, 4 to 8 weeks apart.

Before Verruca Wart Removal Treatment

Two weeks before treatment for Verruca Removal, we would advise that you stop applying any over-the-counter products which you may have been using to treat the Verrucas. This is because they can make the skin more sensitive and prone to reaction.

After Verruca Wart Removal Treatment

After your treatment, we’d recommend that you put your feet up and rest for a day or two, as the area may be tender. You will be given an antiseptic cream to take home and apply twice a day for several days, to help heal and calm the skin. Remember, the area will have a scab for up to two weeks and it’s really important that you resist the urge to pick this. It can take several weeks before the full outcome is seen.

*Disclaimer: All treatments are based on suitability, medical questionnaire and consent. We can't guarantee the results of our treatments. Results differ from person to person and the likely effectivity will be discussed with you during your initial consultation. Permanence of results is not guaranteed.


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Verucca Removal

The tip of a small probe is tapped all over the Wart to de-sensitise it, then a needle is inserted and Thermolysis current applied.


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