A wart is a small growth on the surface of the skin that many people experience at some point in their lifetime.
The growths are usually rough and can appear anywhere on the body, but more commonly on the hands, feet and knees.
Warts on the bottom of your feet or heels are called plantar warts, also known as a verruca.
Warts are caused by HPV – the human papilloma virus – and generally come in four types:
In many patient cases, warts do not cause any serious harm but may come with symptoms such as pain or itching.
Depending on the location of the wart, it can be unsightly and cause low self esteem, low self confidence and embarrassment.
There are many advantages to having a wart removed professionally, including:
Having a wart removed takes around 30 minutes and can be done under local anaesthetic. There are a number of methods that can be used to remove a wart, including:
Some warts may clear up on their own, although after noticing a wart it can take up to two years. Warts in adults take much longer to clear than in children.
To stop warts from spreading you should avoid touching them as the virus can spread to other parts of the body and be transferred between friends and family.
Avoid sharing clothing if you have a wart and do not use the same towel as a family member. If you have a wart on your hand or finger do not bite or suck your fingernails as this can spread the virus. If you suffer with a plantar wart always wear shoes in public places.
If you are unsure which wart removal method is best for you, arrange a consultation and have the wart assessed by a wart and lesion expert.
In the majority of cases, cosmetic wart removal is performed within half an hour using local anaesthetic. It is known for being minimally invasive and having low downtime.
Immediately following your procedure, you may be checked over by a medical professional to ensure you are feeling well after the anaesthetic. In most cases, patients can walk out of the clinic within a couple of hours and drive home. However, it is worth having a companion with you incase you need a lift home and are unable to drive.
Depending on the area of wart removal, type of wart and method of removal, your aftercare and recovery plan may vary. Speak with the team of staff to see what is recommended for your individual circumstances and whether or not you can return to normal activities.
For some removal methods, you may be required to keep a bandage on the treated area for up to 2 weeks and your clinician will advise on whether you will need repeat treatments as part of your procedure.
Typically the maximum rest time for patients following wart removal is three days. However, you should listen to your body and be a sensible judge of health and mood.
For example, patients who have a wart removed from their hand can walk out of the clinic, drive back to work and continue as normal, whereas facial wart removal may require one day or more off work and rest time at home depending on how you feel.
When it comes to removing warts safely and effectively, our team of qualified lesion and wart experts have the knowledge and experience to successfully remove your problematic warts permanently.
Many people who suffer with warts often try over the counter removal remedies without success.
Our quick, affordable and relatively pain-free removal methods mean you can get back to going about your business with peace of mind. Whether it is a wart on the foot, finger, knee or face, our cosmetic surgeons are able to precisely remove warts and restore your skin to a flawless finish.
At the Manchester Private Hospital our pricing structure is completely transparent with no hidden charges and our aftercare guidance is included as standard.
If you have a stubborn or unsightly wart that is causing you distress, don’t delay and book your consultation today.
Warts can be removed within 30 minutes using local anaesthetic so you can give yourself confidence a boost and go about your daily activities wart free.
Our professional wart removal team are just a phone call away, so call now for a no obligation quotation on 0161 507 8822
No, some growths can be moles, lesions or skin tags. Getting your growth assessed by a professional is the best way to determine the presence of a wart.
The majority of wart removal procedures take less than 30 minutes to complete.
Most patients do not require time off work unless the wart is in a prominent place such as the face, forehead or chin. If rest is needed then up to 5 days off work may be required.
Wart removal procedures have a high success rate and it is unlikely that the wart will return to the same location after being professionally removed. However, if the virus is still present in the body then other warts can appear.
All removal methods are successful with different warts in different locations of the body. Speak with a wart expert for advice on which method will have the best success rate.
At the Manchester Private Hospital, we are centrally located in the North and accessible via all major transport links. Our coverage spans far across the North West, North East, Midlands and North Wales. Coverage areas include: Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Stockport, Altrincham, Macclesfields, Leigh, Warrington, Runcorn, Northwich, Ellesmere Port, Liverpool and Wigan.
Our finance is available on all cosmetic surgery or non-surgical treatments with as little as £500 deposit required or even with no deposit required. With flexible finance options on offer, you have a choice to spread the costs of your surgery between 12, 24, 36, 48 or 60 months.