Warts & Verrucas

Warts & Verrucas

Verrucas and warts are common skin conditions caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They manifest as small, rough growths on the skin, often with a rough texture and black dots at their centers. While verrucas and warts are generally harmless, they can be unsightly and cause discomfort, particularly when located on the feet or hands. Understanding the causes and available treatment options for verrucas and warts is essential for those seeking relief from these bothersome skin growths.

Warts & Verrucas Introduction

Verrucas and warts are contagious and can spread through direct contact with the virus or contaminated surfaces. They are more common in children and individuals with weakened immune systems. Verrucas typically occur on the soles of the feet, while warts can appear on various parts of the body, including the hands, fingers, and face. Although verrucas and warts often resolve on their own over time, some may persist or multiply, requiring intervention to eliminate them effectively.

Treatments for Warts & Verrucas

At The Grove Skin & Laser Clinic we offer the following treatment:

  • SWIFT Microwave Therapy: SWIFT is an innovative treatment for verrucas and warts that uses microwave energy to heat and destroy the infected tissue. This non-invasive procedure targets the root of the lesion, offering faster and more effective results compared to traditional methods.
Verruca Treatment - The Grove Skin & Laser Clinic
The Grove Skin & Laser Clinic, Swansea

Warts & Verrucas Consultation Process

  1. Consultation and Assessment: The treatment process begins with a consultation. During this appointment, we will assess the verruca or wart, and discuss your medical history.

  2. Treatment Planning: Based on the assessment, a personalised treatment plan is developed that addresses the specific characteristics and location of the verruca or wart.

  3. Treatment Sessions: We offer SWIFT microwave therapy which require minimal downtime.

  4. Post-Treatment Care: After each treatment session, patients are provided with post-treatment care instructions to ensure proper healing and minimise the risk of complications.