Verrucas are benign tumors caused by strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which can infect the skin if the skin barrier has been compromised e.g. broken skin, wrinkled from being in water for a long time.
The HPV virus causes an overproduction of cells and uncontrolled replication after the incubation period, resulting in unsightly, often painful and highly contagious lesions on the foot.
The Verucca Needling procedure will be performed in the Active Step Podiatry clinic by our HCPC registered Podiatrist and will take approximately 1 hour.
A local anesthetic will be used to numb the affected area and the injection may cause some minor discomfort.After the area has been successfully anesthetized, the verruca site is punctured multiple times, so that the viral infection is exposed to the immune regulators in the deeper skin layers.
A sterile dressing will then be applied to the treatment site and preventative measures will be taken throughout the procedure to minimise the risk of infection. Offloading pads will then be applied to the site to minimise discomfort while the anaesthetic wears off.