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Few practices in the UK can claim to work with such experienced professionals in this field. Our techniques and treatments are developed from a former NHS Verruca Service manager, so if you are affected by this problem you could not be in safer hands.
How do we treat them?
We can safely say that WE DO NOT FREEZE verrucae. Freezing usually involves prolonged periods of intense pain and can cause problems such as haematoma (blood blister) or ulceration, and possibly lead to further problems such as infection.
If the verruca is not too painful, and if it is easy for you to attend clinic, and if the verruca is not long-standing, and the verruca shown resistance to other treatments we have some highly effective treatments which are ‘self-limiting’, meaning that you are in control of any discomfort.
If the verruca is persistent, resistant, or you are pregnant/breast-feeding then you may feel it is worth heading straight for our specialist treatments, including the most advanced treatment for verruca currently available, Swift. This method is available from three of our podiatry team, so please read the information on this treatment here and mention you may be interested in the ‘Swift Verruca Treatment’ when booking.
In the first instance all clients are booked in for an assessment with our team where you have an opportunity to discuss the options available. If you decide our non-specialist treatments are the best option this can be given at your appointment, and only our standard fee will apply. If you feel that the Swift Verruca Treatment may be the best option for you this also can be given at the time and our package fee can be applied.
For clients wishing to use private insurance we have a BUPA Approved Consultant, recognised by most major insurers, working with us, but you should always contact us prior to booking an appointment as authorisation must be obtained in advance.
From what age do you treat?
This depends on the child, but we would suggest from about 6-7 years old for our non-specialist treatments, or for Swift treatment (which can be like a very brief bee sting) from about 9 upwards. There is obviously a great deal of variation between different children so we treat all children differently and discuss the various options with the children and their parents or guardians.
Long-standing or resistant verrucae
Verrucae are known to be one of the most frequently frustrating and unpredictable of foot problems. Leigham Practice has an excellent track record with verrucae that have previously been considered to be resistant to treatment and it is rare that we are unable to successfully bring about a complete resolution. If you have any queries or questions simply contact us and put us to the test.
Your verruca-free days are rapidly approaching. Contact us today.