Warts are benign (non-cancerous) skin growths, most commonly found on the hands and feet. They are caused by viruses (there are around 60 known wart-causing viruses in existence). Warts are highly contagious as the affected skin cells release the viruses, so hygiene is of the utmost importance if you are affected.

Typical types of wart are: common, plane, mosaic, plantar (verrucae), filiform and periungual.


Veruccae only tend to appear on the feet. They are flat and thick in appearance, hard around the edge and have a small black dot in the centre. Often, they feel sore when touched or stood upon. Verrucae are highly contagious and are frequently passed on via swimming pools due to people walking barefoot.


If you are suffering with a wart or verruca, sk:n offers three safe and effective treatments that will remove the offending object and restore soft and flawless skin. The best treatment option for you will be confirmed by your doctor after a full assessment at your consultation.

Whichever treatment method is used to remove your wart, the procedure will usually only take a few minutes. An anaesthetic may be applied before removal but isn't always necessary, as there is minimal discomfort during the treatment.

A highly targeted beam of laser light is aimed at the wart or verrucae. The energy from the laser heats up the blood vessels feeding the wart, which collapse in on themselves as a result and stop the blood supply to the wart. This starves the wart of nutrients so it naturally falls off after a few weeks.

The wart or verrucae is carefully cut out using a surgical scalpel. This procedure can be done under local anaesthetic and will require a small stitch in the skin. The wart or verrucae is removed immediately in this treatment option.

This treatment method involves using Liquid Nitrogen to freeze off the wart or verrucae. The cold temperature kills the cells within the wart or verrucae, as well as constricting the blood supply. This causes the cells to die and naturally fall off. 

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Warts and Verrucae FAQs

How does warts and verrucae removal work?

The wart removal treatment at sk:n uses a Pulsed Dye laser to target and destroy it without damaging the healthy skin around it. The laser cuts off the blood supply to the wart, thus safely taking the wart out of the picture.

How will I feel during warts and verrucae removal?

Although you may feel some mild discomfort, the laser does not generally cause any pain. Sometimes, patients with sensitive skin benefit from the use of anaesthetic cream to numb the area during treatment.

Is warts and verrucae removal the right treatment for me?

Even if your warts have failed to respond to other treatments in the past, you are very likely to enjoy great results with laser wart removal. Particularly stubborn warts may require 5 or more treatments, but it is very rare that a wart refuses to budge completely.

What happens after warts and verrucae removal?

Complications are not expected; you can continue with your normal routine, including bathing normally. You might notice some darkening of the skin where the wart used to be, but this is temporary.

How much does it cost?

Wart/Verruca Removal Consultation Prices







*including Dermatologists, Doctors and General Practitioners with Special Interests

Wart/Verruca Removal Treatment Prices

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Excision removal from   £155
Laser removal from   £155
Cryotherapy from   £140

Exact prices to be confirmed during your consultation.

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