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Verruca Needling 
What Are Verrucas?

Verrucas, also known as plantar warts, are common viral skin growths that often appear on the soles of the feet.

These stubborn warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and can be both painful and unsightly.

At our podiatry clinic, we understand the discomfort and inconvenience they can cause, and we're here to provide

you with a highly effective solution.

Verruca Needling Procedure

What is Verruca Needling? Verruca needling, a leading-edge treatment offered at our clinic, is a minimally invasive

procedure designed to eliminate verrucas effectively. A local anaesthetic is required and injected into the sole or

under each verruca. A sterile hypodermic needle is repeatedly inserted into and through the entire lesion.

Puncturing the verruca many times, 'pushes' the viral particles through into the surrounding fatty tissue beneath

the skin. This is where the immune regulators are found, which then can recognise and destroy the virus. The immune response is often systemic and can often lead to other verruca falling into remission even though only one site/lesion has been needled. However, in our experience, a second 2 treatments may be needed to invoke the systemic immune response and resolution of the verrucae.

Why Verruca Needling?

  • High Success Rate: Verruca needling boasts an impressive success rate in treating verrucas, even those resistant to other methods.

  • Minimally Invasive: This procedure is minimally invasive, involving minimal discomfort and a quick recovery time.

  • Safe and Controlled: Our experienced podiatrists ensure that the needling process is safe, precise, and carried out under sterile conditions.

What do you need to consider?

Before undergoing verruca needling, it's important to know what to expect:

  • Consultation: Your journey begins with a thorough consultation with our podiatrist to assess your verruca's suitability for needling.

  • Procedure: Verruca needling is a quick, outpatient procedure that typically takes around 30-45 minutes.

  • Post-Procedure Discomfort: You may experience some discomfort, but it's usually manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers.

  • Return to Activities: Most patients can resume normal activities shortly after the procedure.


Proper aftercare is essential for a successful outcome:

  • Dressings: Keep the verruca covered with the provided dressings until advised otherwise.

  • Avoid Swimming Pools: Avoid swimming pools to prevent infection.

  • Follow-Up Appointments: Attend follow-up appointments as scheduled for monitoring and possible additional treatment.


Why choose Verruca Needling

Verruca needling is highly regarded for its effectiveness:

  • Targets the Root Cause: Unlike topical treatments that only address surface symptoms, needling targets the root cause of the verruca.

  • High Success Rate: This treatment has a significantly higher success rate compared to other methods.

  • Minimal Scarring: The risk of scarring is minimal, and the procedure leaves behind minimal marks.

At our podiatry clinic, we are committed to providing you with the most effective and advanced treatment options. If you're tired of dealing with verrucas and seeking a solution that works, verruca needling could be the answer. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards verruca-free feet and improved comfort. Your well-being is our priority, and we're here to guide you every step of the way.

verrerca beforeand after.HEIC
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