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Verruca Treatments

Verruca TTT

  • Silver Nitrate application or Salicylic acid (60% vol) these are applied directly to the verruca to create an injury to alert the bodies immune response system.  We offer this in 6+ treatments which take approximately 15 minutes a time and costs £30. We find this treatment methods has around a 50% success level.

  • Verrutop - This specialised chemical has a 90% success level but requires daily spritzing of surgical spirit after the clinical application to maintain the drying out process. This appointment carries an additional £15 charge on top of the £30 consultation fee. Click here to read more.

  • Verruca Needling - this is a much more invasive treatment reserved for the most stubborn verrucae. A small amount of local anaesthetic is used initially before a needle is used to "wound" the verruca/verrucae. This carries a 70% success rating. Click here to read more.




Verrucas are a very common foot complaint, usually painless, although they can often be uncomfortable if situated on an area of pressure.

A verrucae is a skin infection caused by The Human Papilloma Virus. They are a notorious source of frustration for both patient and podiatrist due to their unpredictable response to treatment. 


The virus invades the outermost layer of the skin (epidermis) and causes visible lesions to appear on the skin. Verrucas usually appear as hard skin, with an irregular border and can have black dots (blood vessels) scattered throughout.  They can be on the soles of the feet or on the toes. It is important to remember that the virus is contagious and can be spread.

Our immune system is extremely active in the deep layers of our skin (dermis), which explains why some verrucae are so resilient.

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