Wart removal before and after photos
Facial warts can be embarrassing as well as inconvenient. This wart was removed from the base of the nose with minimal scarring.
Wart removal - tackling stubborn warts with professional treatments.
Wart removal - relief from stubborn and persistent warts.
Treatments for troublesome warts of all types
Warts are incredibly common, but they can be very embarrassing and annoying when they do not disappear, are resistant to treatment, or are in an awkward or obvious place.
However, warts are relatively easy to get rid of with simple removal procedures available at Cosmedics Skin Clinics. Finger and hand warts are the commonest sites for treatment, as well as the face and genital area. See genital wart removal.
Wart treatments are available privately in all our London and Bristol skin clinics.
Wart removal costs from only £310
Our experts use a variety of wart removal techniques, according to their diagnosis of the lesion:
- Surgery (minor)
- Cryotherapy (freezing)
Warts can be commonly confused or labelled as skin tags and vice versa so for more information see skin tags. If you are unsure of the exact nature of what you need please call us on 0207 386 0464 and our experienced advisors will be happy to help answer your queries.
At Cosmedics Skin Clinics, ALL treatments are done by doctors for your peace of mind. You’re in safe hands with our trusted providers for embarrassing skin health concerns and our service is totally confidential. Since 2003, we have treated thousands in our ‘see & treat’ clinics that enable patients to get on with their normal daily lives and put this behind them.
1. Laser wart removal and wart removal surgery
This option is used for resistant warts that have failed to respond to all other methods and used specifically for thick larger warts. It involves an injection to numb the warty area and then the whole wart is literally burned off leaving a wound that will take 1-2 weeks to heal.
2. Surgery (minor)
Minor surgery is also a common option for skin tags. They can sometimes be numerous in number and in delicate areas that freezing skin tags may not be ideal for. The procedure is normally done with some anaesthetic so no pain is felt and is very simple and quick to do by simply snipping them off and cauterizing the base to stop recurrence.
3. Cryotherapy / Freezing
For small warts and skin tags, freezing is sometimes the simplest method of removal. This usually involves applying some liquid nitrogen spray onto the lesion which then blisters for a few days before scabbing and falling off. With resistant warts sometimes a daily regime of paring down (with an emery board), then applying Occulsal cream to burn off the wart and then wrapping in the tape is also required.
|Wart removal treatment||Cost||Histology** Cost|
|Using either laser or surgery or combination of both||from £310 per session||£85|
|Genital wart removal (vaginal, penile or anal lesions)||from £500 per session||£85|
*The £50 consultation fee is redeemable against the price of wart removal treatment when carried out at the same appointment as the consultation (note: same day procedures are only undertaken where the procedure is deemed appropriate to do so AND the patient understands the full extent of the costs, risks and potential side effects and is consenting to proceed on that knowledge).
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Your wart removal questions answered
What is the best home treatment to get rid of warts?
Treat them early and properly. Simple measures are effective but need to be done regularly and often for 4- 6 weeks. We would recommend the following self help or home treatment:
- Pare the wart down with emery board or sandpaper until almost bleeding DAILY
- Apply OCCLUSAL solution ( salicylic acid 26%) DAILY
- Wrap the wart in duct tape DAILY
- Continue for 4-6 weeks
What is the best treatment to remove warts?
The best treatments for warts depend on the wart and its position on the body.
- Topical creams – takes months, only useful for small thin warts. Cryotherapy for freezing off the wart helps with smaller warts and some thicker ones but in between, you would need to do the above home treatment.
- Laser surgery – the most effective, removes wart in a single session in most cases. Laser surgery for warts is our speciality. This is more invasive but removes the wart in one session. Requires local anaesthetic which numbs the area. Healing takes up to 2 weeks. Occasionally can leave a small scar but most patients prefer this to a wart on their fingers or face.
- Surgery for larger/more resistant warts
- Freezing – a possible option for smaller warts, but takes multiple treatments. You may also need 2-3 freezing sessions normally 2-3 weeks apart.
- We also treat genital warts and that often sexually transmitted infections
Where do I start with warts?
- Verruca – acid creams from the chemist are the first step. If this does not work then our doctors can offer to freeze or laser them off.
- Facial Warts – These more commonly occur in men around the chin and mouth area as warts flare up due to shaving. The best treatment is laser surgery.
- Finger/Hand Warts Removal – For finger and hand warts which are common in adults as well as children, treatments include acid remedies from the chemist alongside paring down and covering. A quicker option is freezing and/or laser surgery.
Why do we get warts?
Warts are commonly transmitted from person to person as they are a Human papilloma virus and easily spread via contact. Often you will pick up the virus and not know it and then the wart will appear at a later stage. It is very common.
Why have I got warts?
Mostly just bad luck and the key is to treat them early before they get ‘roots’ and become very ingrown. In the genital area warts are often sexually transmitted.
Will warts just go?
In some cases yes but this can take up to 18 months before the virus burns itself out. Unfortunately, if they don’t the wart can have grown quite large and thick which means it will be difficult to remove.
Wart treatment options
For plantar warts (verruca), acid creams from the chemist are the first step. If this does not work then our doctors can offer to laser them off.
Facial warts more commonly occur in men around the chin and mouth area as warts flare up due to shaving. The best treatment is laser surgery.
For finger and hand warts which are common in adults as well as children, treatments include acid remedies from the chemist alongside paring down and covering in duct tape. A quicker option is freezing and/or laser surgery.
Wart removal consultation
Doctor consultations are £50 with one of our highly experienced team.
Prices for treatments carried out in the same appointment as the consultation will include the £50 consultation fee (note: same-day procedures are only undertaken where the procedure is deemed appropriate to do so AND the patient understands the full extent of the costs, risks and potential side effects and is consenting to proceed on that knowledge).
**We may advise patients to have their skin lesions sent for histology/testing. We charge the lowest prices possible for histology as we realise patients often feel it is not required, but occasionally rare or suspicious things are detected early on in lesions that can look normal, which is why this is good practice. We make no financial gain from this service.
Any test results or correspondence will be sent to your email account via an encrypted system called Egress. Should this not be preferable, please let us know at your appointment.
Do you treat genital warts?
Yes, we do and have treated a great many patients who didn’t know where else to turn. Our doctors and surgeons can treat all genital areas including penis, vagina, groin, pubic and anal areas. Find out more about genital wart removal.