Wart & Verruca Removal in Bristol

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Your Trusted Wart & Verruca Removal Clinic in Bristol

Over-the-counter treatments for warts & verrucas are sometimes ineffective and you can be left wondering what to do next. At sk:n, we have a selection of proven-effective removal methods for warts & verrucas, including cryotherapy and surgical excision. Book a consultation with a member of the team in Bristol and find out how we can help you finally get rid of your warts & verrucas today.

Administered by a Qualified Doctor

Procedure time 30 minutes

No need for NHS referral

Flexible appointments available including evenings & weekends

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Warts Contagious?

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Yes, warts are contagious and can easily be spread through contact to other areas of your face or body, as well as to others. After you have been infected, it can take weeks or months for a wart to actually appear on your skin.

Are there any side effects?

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Some increased pigmentation in the skin may appear around the affected area, particularly for those with darker skin, although this is minimal and will disappear over time.

Can a verruca be cut out?

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Yes, if your doctor decides that is the right treatment for you, the wart or verruca can be carefully cut out using a surgical scalpel.

Can you walk after verruca removal?

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Yes, you should be able to go back to your normal daily activities. If this is not the case your doctor will discuss this with you in your initial consultation.

Do home treatments work?

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There are of course various topical treatments you can use at home which are cheaper but less effective. Some may prove ineffective as warts become resistant and continually return.

Does laser removal leave a scar?

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All of the treatments should not leave a scar but it may take several weeks or months for the area to return to normal. 

Does Wart and Verruca Treatment Hurt?

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The level of comfort depends on the removal technique recommended. Laser Removal is virtually pain free. In more sensitive areas, it is described as feeling like the flick of an elastic band. For Excision Removal and Cryotherapy, the area will be numbed with a local anaesthetic so you won’t feel anything. After treatment the skin left behind may be tender for a few days and will need to be covered. It’s also best to use a strong sunscreen on the area for six months, as it will be more sensitive to sunlight.

How Do You Catch Warts?

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Warts are easily contracted through direct contact from a wart to healthy skin. It is also possible to develop a wart through contact with objects that have been touched by someone with a wart, for example towels, shoes and socks, or swimming pool floors. As warts are contagious, the best prevention is to treat them as soon as possible to avoid them spreading to other areas of your body, or to other people.

How Does Warts And Verrucae Removal Work?

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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 many treatments will I need?

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Your doctor will assess the size and location of the wart or verruca and advise you accordingly. Previously untreated or uncomplicated warts may be resolved in one treatment, in other cases further treatments may be needed to ensure optimum results. Where more than one session is required, a treatment is carried out every four weeks.

How Will I Feel During Warts and Verrucae Removal?

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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 anesthetic cream to numb the area during treatment.

Is the treatment painful?

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While some mild discomfort may be felt, the procedure is quick and so most clients are happy to undergo treatment without the use of anaesthetic or painkillers.

Is wart and verruca removal expensive?

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Your doctor will assess the number of warts and verrucae to be treated during your consultation and advise cost.

What are the black bits in a verruca?

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The black or red-brown dots that are sometimes visible are smothered capillaries which are tiny blood vessels under the skin. The wart virus causes layers of skin to grow, so the capillaries die, hence the back dots.

What can I do to avoid warts and verrucae in the future?

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You should wear comfortable shoes and make sure you don’t share shoes or socks with others, keep your feet clean and dry and change your socks daily. When your wart or verruca has been removed, make sure you don’t use the same nail file, pumice stone or nail clippers. 

What Happens After A Wart or Verruca Removal Treatment?

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Immediately after treatment the skin treated may be pink and tender for a few days. In some cases there may also be some blistering and you might need to keep it covered. Once the area has healed, you might notice some darkening of the skin where the wart or verruca used to be. This is temporary and the skin will go back to normal. Once the wart or verruca has been successfully treated, it will naturally dry up and fall off just as any other dead skin would.

What should I do after a wart or verruca has been removed?

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Immediately after treatment, your doctor will apply cooling sk:n Aloe Vera Gel and Avène Thermal Water to the area to help soothe and hydrate the skin. There are no specific steps that you need to take after treatment and you can resume normal activities immediately. If you require more than one treatment, your doctor will advise you on how you can look after the area in between treatments.

When should I seek the advice of a doctor?

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You should definitely seek the advice of a medical practitioner if you are worried that the wart or verruca is growing, keeps coming back, it is painful, bleeds or has changed shape. Also if you have a wart on your face or genital area, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible. Read about our team of experts.

Where On My Body Can I Have A Wart Or Verruca Removed?

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You can have a wart or verruca removed from anywhere on your body. Our doctors have years of experience removing them from faces and sensitive and hard to reach places. We will choose the right removal method according to the area to be treated, in order to achieve the best possible results.

Will a wart or verruca heal on their own?

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In some cases, yes, but this could take months or years. In children, they are more likely to heal on their own, but in adults and people with a weakened immune system, this is much less likely.

Will The Wart Or Verruca Ever Come Back?

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The same wart or verruca will not grow back. Although if the virus that caused the wart or verruca is still active in your body, there is a possibility that new warts or verrucae may grow.

Arrange a Consultation

One of our friendly sk:n advisors will contact you to answer any questions you may have and help you on your sk:n journey.

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Bristol Clifton Whiteladies Road Opening Times

Monday

12:00 - 20:00

Tuesday

12:00 - 20:00

Wednesday

12:00 - 20:00

Thursday

12:00 - 20:00

Friday

10:00 - 18:00

Saturday

9:00 - 17:00

Sunday

10:00 - 16:00

Clinic Address

2 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PD

 

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Finding Us

 

BY ROAD

Please allow extra time for city centre traffic. BRISTOL From M4 Junction 19 – Take the M32 into Bristol.
At the end of the M32 the road will split into two and you will need to head for signs for Clifton or the Bristol Royal Infirmary (hospital). Go past the Bristol Royal Infirmary which should be on your right hand side (B4051) and follow the road until the road splits into two, then stay in the right hand lane where the road will bend sharply around to the right and will bring you into Clifton Triangle. This road is one way only. As you go through the traffic lights you will see a grand looking building with a fountain outside the front. This is the Victoria Rooms. If you are facing the Victoria Rooms we are on the right hand side of this building. From M5 Junction 17 – Take the A4018 “Cribbs Causeway” towards The Mall Shopping Centre. Follow signs for Bristol Zoo (but do not turn off for the Zoo or Suspension Bridge) and take the A4018 “Westbury Road”. Stay on the A4018 to City Centre, to Blackboy Hill and the top of “Whiteladies Road”.  The clinic shares it’s post code with a road at the back of the clinic called Sunderland place and can therefore cause confusion when using a sat nav.

BY RAIL

From Bristol Temple Meads Station, we are approximately 15 minutes by taxi.

CAR PARKING

There are three pay and display parking bays outside the clinic. The first 30mins are free, though you will still need a ticket, thereafter the charge is £1 per hour for a maximum of three hours. There is additional parking available at the West End Multi storey car park signposted as you come off Queens Road.

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