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VIRAL WARTS

We offer a number of laser procedures to treat a range of conditions including acne, birthmarks, cherry spots, face and leg veins, freckles, liver spots, sun spots and viral warts.

Warts are caused by a viral infection - usually with the human papilloma virus. Most will resolve spontaneously within 3-6 months. However, some may persist and spread. Various treatment options exist, including freezing (cryotherapy), applying salicylic acid, surgery (cautery and electrodeccation) and laser treatment.

How does laser treatment for warts work?

The laser treatment provides new hope for the that are resistant to traditional therapies, without presenting a high risk of scarring.

It works by selective absorption of laser energy by the blood vessels which feed the wart without damaging the healthy skin around it. The laser treatment dissolves the vessels thus cutting off the blood supply to the wart. 

How will I feel during the procedure?

Although you may feel some discomfort, the laser does not generally cause any significatn pain. If needed, patients with sensitive skin can use anaesthetic cream to numb the area before treatment.

What happens after treatment?

Immediately after laser exposure, the treated area turns a bit bluish and swells slightly. Over the next few days, the area will heal and the skin texture and tone will return to normal.

Complications are not expected; you can continue with your normal routine, including bathing normally. You might notice some darkening of the skin where the wart used to be, but this is temporary.

How long does it take?

Depending on the number of warts, as well as their size and location, a typical treatment session runs from 10 to 30 minutes. The number of treatments required varies from case to case.

Simple warts may require only one or two treatments, while deeper or more resistant warts may require additional treatment sessions. We will discuss how many treatments your particular case may involve.

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Laser
only £79 for first and £50 per additional wart

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