Verrucas are a skin infection caused by the human papilloma virus. The virus invades the outermost layer of the skin (known as the epidermis) and causes visible lesions to appear on the skin.
In the majority of cases verrucae are painless and may resolve over time without the need for treatment. However in some cases verrucae can be long-standing and it can sometimes take up to five years for the virus to leave your system and the verruca to disappear.
You may want to consider treatment if your verruca is painful, causes you distress or embarrassment or is continuing to grow or spread.
We offer a range of safe and effective verruca therapies including the use of salicylic acid, silver nitrate & cryotherapy (treatment using low temperature) – and we now also offer the latest and highly effective evidence-based verruca needling therapy.