Wart Removal

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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 £250

Our experts use a variety of wart removal techniques, according to their diagnosis of the lesion:

  • Freezing
  • Laser
  • Surgery (minor)

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.

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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.

Treatment Information

Wart Removal Prices

Wart removal treatment Cost Histology* Cost
Treatment for small/flat warts from £250 per session £85
Large/stubborn warts removed by laser and/or surgery from £310 £85
Genital wart removal (vaginal, penile or anal lesions) from £500 £85

All prices are subject to doctor examining the skin lesions and are only a guide. A full quote can only be given at the consultation.

More Information

Private treatment for warts in intimate areas

Genital Wart Removal

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.

Histology/testing of the removed skin lesion is mandatory if the Doctor recommends it to ensure there are no abnormalities. The doctor will clarify this at the consultation and may refuse to do the treatment if the client refuses the histology recommendation or else ask the client to sign a document stating they went against the Doctors advice.

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.


For plantar warts (verruca), acid creams from the chemist are a 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 the 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 in duct tape.

A quicker option is freezing and/or laser surgery.

Professional wart and skin tag removal are extremely effective. There are 3 options used by Cosmedics, depending on the problem.

1. Cryotherapy / Freezing

For small warts and skin tags, freezing is the simplest and best 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.

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. 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.


Our aim to to provide a first-class service however we cannot guarantee that treatment is possible until the lesion/warts have been seen by our doctor; whose advice takes precedence over any previous information given. Only once you have been assessed can we give you a full recommendation on what is your best treatment option. Occasionally that may mean a referral to another specialist whether it by for a different type of laser or for the complexity of the concern.

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 me?

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 diffcult to remove.

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.
  • Freezing – more effective than creams but takes multiple treatments. You may also need 2-3 freezing sessions normally 2-3 weeks apart.
  • Laser surgery – the most effective, removes wart in 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.
  • We also treat genital warts and that often sexually transmitted infections.

Where do I start?

  • Verruca – acid creams from the chemist are a 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 the 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.


Patient Review

“Very simple and quick. All done in 5 -10 minutes. Should have done it ages ago and just seen specialist rather than struggle on it.”

Aiden G Clifton


Before & After

Wart removal - tackling stubborn warts with professional treatments.

Wart removal - relief from stubborn and persistent warts

Facial warts can be embarrassing as well as inconvenient. This wart was removed from the base of the nose with minimal scarring.

Patient Reviews

“To be rid of this wart is a godsend as you have succeeded where so many other doctors tried and failed.”

Jackie H., Hampstead

“I saw my GP who was frankly useless and thank goodness I had a friend recommend Cosmedics. The procedure which was not exactly fun did what the doctor said and the 1 week later there is no sign of the wart that would just not go.”

Lisa. J London

What our patients say



32 thoughts on “Wart Removal

  1. I have a wart on my lower eyelid,I had thought it would go naturally if I left it. However I still have after nearly two years. So your advice would be appreciated.


    1. Warts can be stubborn and it does sound like it needs medical removal as they often don’t go on their own. However, as the wart is close to the eyelid, we advise first sending a photograph of the wart to info@cosmedics.co.uk. We can see if this is something the doctor feels is appropriate for us to treat.

  2. I have two warts on my hands. A small one on my left middle finger, which is the most recent one & been with me for a year now, & a small/medium sized one on my right ring finger which I have had for over 3 years. I have tried bazuka gel wart removal, I have also tried the at home diy freezer kits, said to work within the 1st couple of weeks, I have also tried home remedies & all they have done is stop the wart from regenerating, not actually remove it. I would prefer to have laser surgery to have them completely removed, but I would like to know the chances of 100% satisfaction & if there are instant results from laser surgery.

    1. All warts are virus related so there is always a risk of recurrence with all treatments. However, our patients leave the clinic with the wart completely removed after treatment and 80% of the time they don’t recur. If we see any possible small bits of recurrence at the review 4-6 weeks later, we treat them again and then they are most unlikely to recur again. Our doctor has suggested a cost from £295-350 for the first wart and £150 for additional ones using laser treatment, which is much more effective than home remedies or freezing. Please contact us if you wish to arrange a consultation for assessment and accurate quote.

  3. hello I had 4 very small and 2 bigger genital warts removed by freezing 30 years ago they have come back in the same place .could you give me a price please also I see you say its poss that small bits can recu again4 to 6 weeks lalter and you treat them again is this in the price?im near Bristol thanks ken

    1. Price would be quoted and confirmed at consultation, but our doctors suggest £600-£900 as a guide based on your description. That would include laser treatment with a follow up session if needed.

  4. My son (age 9) has a skin tag on his arm which is about 1cm, one on his other arm and 1 on his finger. What would the best procedure be and would he have to pay as he is a minor?

    1. Unfortunately we are unable to treat patients under 18 at our clinic and suggest the GP might be the best course of action in this case.

  5. I have a large wart on the cutical of my (right) ring finger. It’s been there for just over a year and it’s incredibly embarrassing for me. I went to my GP and had about 5 sessions with the specialist who tried to freeze it off. Unfortunaly that hasn’t worked and it’s still as big and embarrassing as ever. How much would it cost for me to have it removed with lazers and will that definitely get rid of it? Thanks

    1. Unfortunately as warts are a virus, we can’t guarantee that they won’t reappear. However, our patients do leave the clinic with the wart completely removed after treatment and 80% of the time they don’t come back. If there is any sign of recurrence at the review 4-6 weeks later, we treat them again which is usually successful. Our doctor has suggested a cost from £295-350 using laser treatment, which is much more effective than cryotherapy. Please call 020 7386 0464 if you wish to arrange an appointment for assessment and accurate quote.

  6. Dear Sir, I have a benign wart at the side of my ear, I have had it frozen off many times but it returns, also several body warts. I am under the York dermatology dept for skin cancer and they don’t do freezing anymore. I would like it removed if I can. I would like to make an appointment with you, can you arrange this for me.

  7. Hi , I’ve two warts at the outer corner of my eye on the right side and a small at the corner of my left eye corner and I would like to remove them .

  8. I have genital warts since 5 years and it is not increasing but i feel embarrassing and i would like to remove it .could you please advice and how much will be the cost to remove it by leaser .thank u .

    1. Removal of genital warts using laser costs from £295, but treatment does depend on the size, number and location of the warts in question. We would need to arrange an examination with one of our experienced wart doctors in order to provide an exact quote for you. Please call 020 7386 0464 or email info@cosmedics.co.uk if you’d like to book.

  9. I have a wart on my cheek, about an inch underneath my eye. I would like to get this removed in Bristol as that is where I live. How much would this cost?

    1. Wart removal using cryotherapy (freezing) starts at £295, but if laser treatment is required, the price starts at £295. All prices are subject to confirmation at your consultation with the doctor or surgeon, which will enable them to examine and assess the wart properly.

  10. Hi, I have a a small wart (I think) on the tip of my nose. It’s still pretty small (and fairly flat but def visible) but it’s really affecting my confidence as it is right in the middle of the face. What options do I have?

    1. Our doctors can remove warts using cryotherapy (freezing), laser or surgery – depending on the location and nature of the wart. For a facial wart, cryotherapy would be the most likely option, but it is not possible to confirm without a face to face examination with a doctor. However, we may be able to provide more advice if you wish to email a photo to info@cosmedics.co.uk. This doesn’t replace a need to see a doctor, but can be helpful for more tailored advice.

  11. I have a very small anal wart. I’d like to get it removed by laser treatment. I live abroad. Will be visiting london to get it treated. My questions: How long the removal procedure takes, what are the post procedure requirements, treatment and any complications, is follow up necessary, if so after how many days post procedure. I will be staying in london only for 5-6 days, post procedure. Please advise.

    1. The laser anal wart removal procedure is very quick, taking around 15 minutes; and is carried out under local anaesthetic.
      It is uncomfortable for the first 1-2 days then the discomfort eases off. Washing bathing etc can all carry on as normal. Post-treatment complications are rare and therefore follow up is not normally required unless there are extensive warts. If you would like to book this treatment please request Dr Ross Perry. You can book on 020 7386 0464 or email info@cosmedics.co.uk.

  12. Hi,

    I have a large wart on my thumb knuckle and a small one around. Tried over-the-counter freezing and Cuplex gel too. Also, went to my GP for cautery treatment twice but still didn’t work. It has been 4 months, now my skin around the warts is irratated. What option would you suggest and what is the cost?

    1. Our doctors offer a range of treatment for stubborn warts. We can offer cryotherapy (freezing), microcautery, laser treatment and even minor surgery for the most difficult warts – all on a walk-in/walk-out basis. If you wish you can email a photo of your wart to get some free advice. Alternatively, you can book an appointment to see a doctor at any of our London or Bristol clinics. The consultation is £50 but that fee is redeemable against the cost of treatment if it is carried out in the same appointment.

  13. Hi, I have common facial warts on my face which are individuals and in clusters. They went away years back and now are back. Do you treat facial warts, there are like 20 light brown ones on my face

    1. Our doctors are experts in treating warts. A consultation is £50 but that fee can be discounted against the cost of any treatment undertaken in the same session. With 20 warts, it is likely to take more than one session, but it does depend on the nature of the problem. If you’d like advice in advance, you can email a photo in confidence to info@cosmedics.co.uk.

  14. I have 10 flat warts on my face. 6 years ago I had over 200 but they went away now they are back. I tried salicitic acid peels etc but nothing is working. I also burnt some of my skin via lemon oil. What services do you offer for juvenile warts and 2 chemical scars. Freezing I have tried but they recur.

    1. Hello, warts are a viral condition so can sometimes recur. However, the first step would be to check that warts is the correct diagnosis. If you’d like to email a photo in confidence to info@cosmedics.co.uk, we will ask Dr Ross Perry to take a look and advise. This does not replace a face to face consultation, but can be a very useful way to get some initial information and advice.

  15. I have warts on my hands, right under my nails. some are thick and some are small, but some are really crusty. I had been doctors for about 3 years and they keep sending me letters for a referral to the hospital but they don’t do anything. but more and more are keep growing. It started of with just one and now i have about 12 on both hands.

    1. Dr Ross Perry says:

      Warts around the finger nails are very tricky to treat and often require multiple treatments of laser and or surgery. We can help improve / remove these but from what you are saying it will take possibly 3-5 treatments.

      Wart removal starts at £160 per session according to our price list, but the actual cost will depend on number of treatments required and area being treated. Our doctors will provide a quote in the first consultation, after viewing the problem properly.

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