Warts Removal

Warts are small growths on the skin that normally don't cause pain. Learn about different types of warts, treatment options, including removal.

The Symptoms And Treatment Of Warts And Verruca

Warts are benign tumours of the skin caused by a virus or bacteria and typically grow on areas of the body with thicker skin, such as hands, feet, knees, elbows.


They can also occur in places with friction from clothing, like on the inner thighs or groin area. Warts may appear flat (palm warts), have a round raised surface (plantar warts), or grow under your nails (periungual warts).


A wart may look like any other spot at first but will eventually show signs of growth. A common symptom is when warts start to bleed due to pressure being put on them for an extended period.

Symptoms Of Warts And Verrucas

A wart may look like any other spot at first but will eventually show signs of growth. A common symptom is when warts start to bleed due to pressure being put on them for an extended time.


It is also possible that warts will become inflamed and develop a pus-filled blister surrounded by erythema or redness. Warts can be painful but are not usually itchy unless they’re infected with bacteria or fungus.

Prevention Of Warts And Verruca

Warts and verrucas can be prevented by following:


Do not share towels, sheets or other clothing with others, and make sure the area is dry before putting your socks on.


Avoid using public toilet seats as much as possible.


Wash hands regularly to wash away any warts viruses that might have been left on the skin.


Avoid warts and verruca by wearing long pants, tights or stockings to cover warts and verrucas.


Always wear a condom while having sex with someone else, as this can reduce your risk of warts and verrucae from spreading on your body.

Where Can Warts Grow On The Body

Warts can grow anywhere on the body, but warts found in difficult places to remove may not be removed. Warts could also reappear where they have been before. Some of these hard-to-reach warts include:


Neck area


The underside of the foot or toes (plantar warts)


Inside the nostrils


Under fingernails or toenails (periungual warts)


Around genitals, anus, and buttocks. These warts are also called anogenital warts

Who Is Most At Risk For Getting Warts Or Verrucas

Warts and verrucas are most common in children. Because their immune system isn’t as developed as adults, they have more warts than an adult would. But it can also affect anyone who doesn’t keep themselves clean or has a bad habit of touching warts every day, which will cause warts to grow on them.

Treatment Of Warts And Verrucas

Electrolysis is a relatively new treatment for Warts and Verrucas. Electrodes are inserted into the wart or verruca, which breaks down the tissue cells until they die off naturally.


This takes about one week to work and has few risks of scarring compared with surgery options such as electrosurgery that involves cutting warts off.


In the past, warts were treated with two methods: surgery or topical treatments that included salicylic acid and other chemicals. With these types of therapy, warts usually took up to six weeks before they disappeared, but there was a risk of scarring.


In contrast, with electrolysis, it takes just one week for warts to disappear, and there is little risk of scarring.


Electrolysis has been proven as a safe, effective treatment option that works quickly compared with other wart treatments. It even eliminates warts in areas where topical or surgical methods are not an option, such as on the face or neck, which may be challenging to treat.

The Process Of Wart Removal At Colaz

First, our expert technician applies an anaesthetic cream to the area around the wart. Then, she inserts a tiny probe that sends an electrical current (High-Frequency A/C) into the growth, which causes the wart to scab over and falls off.


Each treatment takes only about 15 minutes, though some warts are more resilient than others and may require more than one session.

Frequently Asked Questions?

How Long Does Warts Removal Take?

Warts will usually take a week to go away, but some warts need more than one session.


Advanced electrolysis is the newest form of warts removal treatment; it typically takes just 15 minutes and has few risks about other methods such as electrocution surgery, leaving you with scars.

How Much Does Warts Removal Cost?
The cost depends on where the war is on the body. For example, you can expect to pay about £159 per warts removal session for a periungual wart on your thumbnail, but if it’s a larger wart on your elbow that’s too tough to remove, expect to pay an average of about £200 per session.
What Is The Process Like For Warts Removal?

Electrolysis is the newest form of warts removal treatment; it typically takes just 15 minutes and has few risks with other methods such as electrocution surgery which could leave you with scars.


Warts will usually take a week to go away, but some warts need more than one session. Electrolysis is proven as a safe and effective treatment option that works quickly compared with other wart treatments. It even eliminates warts in areas where topical or surgical methods are not an option, such as on the face or neck, which may be challenging to treat.

Do Warts Have To Be Removed, Or Can They Just Be Frozen Off?
As a virus causes warts, they can’t be “frozen off”. They need to be removed with electrolysis.
How Do Warts Affect Someone’s Life?

Infected warts will eventually grow into clusters and may also lead to scarring or skin cancer if left untreated.


Warts on the feet can affect someone’s gait and even force them to wear shoes or wigs that are too big because they don’t want warts on their head.

How Do Warts Spread?
Warts may be transferred by touching the wart, skin contact with an object carrying warts (like a towel), transferring infected debris from one wart to another wart, or skin-to-skin contact.
Will Warts Come Back After Being Treated By Electrolysis Or Not At All?
There are no 100% guarantee warts won’treturn, but they should be gone for good after the first treatment.
How Painful Is Wart Removal?
Electrolysis warts removal is usually quick and painless. We will apply an anaesthetic cream to the area around the wart before inserting a tiny probe that sends an electrical current into the growth, which causes it to scab over and fall off. It’s important to note that some warts are more challenging than others and may need more than one session.

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