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Frequently asked questions

How do you catch a verruca? Plus Icon

Verrucas are easily contracted through direct contact from a verruca to healthy skin. It is also possible to develop a verruca through contact with objects that have been touched by the infected skin, such as towels, shoes and socks. As verrucas are contagious, the best prevention is to treat them as soon as possible to avoid them spreading.

Are verrucas contagious? Plus Icon

Yes, verrucae are contagious and can easily spread in areas where people often have bare feet, such as public swimming pools.

Do verrucas go away by themselves? Plus Icon

Verrucas are harmless and will go away on their own eventually, but the process can take months or even years for some people.

Here at sk:n we have a range of treatments designed to help you get the skin you want.

From laser verruca removal to cryotherapy, our specialist doctors can recommend the best path for you to take.

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