Welcome to Derby Wart Removal Clinic – We operate as part of the Medskin Clinic Group throughout Derby.
|Monday – Friday||9:00 – 17:00|
|Saturday||9:00 – 13:00|
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Our Nurses are fully trained with over 75 years experience regarding any issues you may have with Wart Removals.
Wart / and mole removal
Warts are growths found on the surface of the skin. Warts have been considered ‘ugly’ for centuries, however warts simply grow when excess layers of skin form small, rough areas on the skin. The human papilloma virus (HPV) is behind the skin’s changes, however warts are not considered as a threat to general health and can easily remain untreated.
However, warts can impact self-esteem and they can appear in inconvenient places, such as hands fingers or arms. These warts can affect people’s day to day comfort, catching on clothing and jewellery and causing pain and distress. While they most commonly appear on the hands, feet and face, warts can appear everywhere and there are many, many different types. For example, warts that grow on the feet are better known as Verrucas. Caused by the same HP Virus as warts, verrucas can often be picked up when people are in and around showers area and swimming pools, spreading easily in the damp and humid conditions. Both warts and verrucas are contagious between people and on your own body. Touching a wart on one part of your body can see growths subsequently occur in other areas of your body, as you transfer the virus.
Warts are very common, with 10% of the population prone to a wart at some stage of their lives. Warts can often strike during childhood or in the teenage years. As well as spreading in warm, wet shared spaces, both warts and verrucas can spread through direct skin contact.
Warts can appear very different to each other. Some warts are bump-like growths that are only slightly raised from the skin, whereas other warts are considerable growths that can stretch across a few centimetres in diameter. Other warts can become uncomfortable and unwieldy because of their height, catching on clothing, watches and other jewellery.
There are many different types of wart, however they can be removed quickly and effectively. There are several treatment options for wart removal.
Wart removal techniques
Cryotherapy is a treatment using extremely low or freezing temperatures. Cryotherapy treatment removes warts and other skin conditions, such as skin tags, by literally freezing them off the skin’s surface to remove them. There is more than one way to utilisecryotherapy, however the most common method involves the use of liquid nitrogen.
Liquid nitrogen is nitrogen which is in a liquid state when it is at a low temperature. The low temperature is extremely cold – around −196 °C or −320 °F. Nitrogen, when warmer, can also be found in its gaseous state and makes up over 75% of the air around us. When extremely cold, nitrogen takes up a liquid state and requires special storage and transportation in speciallydesigned and manufactured chemical flasks.
How cryotherapy is used on the skin
Cryotherapy is used in the treatment of many skin conditions, with the extremely low temperatures being used in a targeted way to ‘burn’ off warts, skin tags and other legions. Primarily used to treat benign skin conditions, cryotherapy is used in the removal of viral warts, sun-damaged skin patches – known as actinic keratoses, and other non-serious skin lesions. There are other skin conditions, associated with skin cancers, that are treated with cryotherapy. These include Bowen’s disease, superficial cell carcinoma and some forms of non-melanoma skin cancers.
What happens during Cryotherapy treatment?
A Cryotherapy treatment, or procedure, takes place during a set appointment time. No clinical admission is required and the patient can be treated during a consultation. No specialist preparation is necessary and the consultation and treatment can be undertaken by a clinician or a nurse.
During a cryotherapy treatment, liquid nitrogen is applied to the lesion or skin condition with a tool that enables targeted precision. These tools can include a metal gun or probe, but can also include a pen-like device for smaller areas. There are occasions when a cotton bud will be used to apply the liquid nitrogen, but it will depend on the area requiring treatment and the size of the lesion.
The actual treatment time is completed in seconds and can be done without any need for local anaesthetic. Treatment times may vary depending on the width and height of the lesion – in this case warts – but it is over momentarily.
Following the cryotherapy treatment, the skin will become white and frozen. It will then take a few moments for the skin to return to normal skin temperature. When the skin has returned to the correct, normal skin temperature, the clinician or nurse will assess the impact of the treatment and decide whether further freezing is required or whether on single application will suffice. If the process does need to be repeated, it will be done immediately after the initial process.
Following cryotherapy treatment, a scab will form over the treatment area. This will heal, as with a normal scab, and return to normal within two weeks. This may take a little longer on treatments that have taken place on the legs, but it will return to normal relatively quickly. Once the scab comes away, the skin underneath will return to its normal appearance in most cases. Sometimes – and especially with treatments on the legs – there may be some scarring or discoloration.
Every wart is different. Most warts can be totally removed in one single session, while others may require further treatment. You will be able to discuss this with your clinician following your initial treatment consultation.
Your clinician will prescribe you a course of cryotherapy after care. This will most likely be a non-medical process and will require you to take care of the treated area by keeping it dry until a scab forms. You may be advised to apply a moisturiser, in the form of petroleum jelly. If a scab becomes wet, it should be patted dry gently with a soft tissue. Please do not rub or be abrasive with the area of treatment.
To ensure that you prevent against scarring as much as possible, it is critical that you do not try to pick the scab or rub at it. Not only will this be more likely to result in scarring, but it would greatly increase your chances of infection.
It is not usual to require a plaster or a dressing, however some treatment areas may benefit from the added protection if they are in an area that might rub on another part of the body or clothing.
Are there any side effects?
- There may be some pain or discomfort – cryotherapyis a non-invasive treatment; however, some lesions may require deep freezing to make sure that they have been treated properly. It may increase any discomfort felt during the treatment and for some time thereafter, although this can depend on the patient. Paracetamol may be taken for the first 24 hours following the treatment, while you may alsotake may relieve that discomfort. You may wish totake an analgesic an hour before your treatment to reduce discomfort.
- Swelling and redness – a normal, natural response to cryotherapy. Any swelling and redness will settle and return to normal within a few days and your clinician may provide a steroid ointment to boost recovery. Sometimes, the treated area can ooze and cryotherapy undertaken in the eye region may induce puffiness in the lower lids. This will return to normal within a few days.
- Blistering – Blisters is a normal side effect of cryotherapy. Blisters can often be a part of the healing process and form before the scabs eventually replace them. Blistering may depend on the individual, rather than the treatment or the lesion that is being treated. Blisters are a normal part of the healing process and should be tolerated. A blister may fill with blood; however, this is harmless. If a blister becomes extremely painful, it may help to alleviate the pressure by applying a sterile needle. Please seek medical advice before attempting this.
- Infection – While unlikely, infection may occur, as with any treatment or procedure. It will likely render the treatment area more painful and you may experience pus. Please consult your clinician for advice and possible antibiotic medication.
Following initial healing:
- Scarring – Depending on the lesion and amount of treatment required, scarring may form. However, this is not a common side effect of the treatment.
- Pigmentation changes – Skin in and around the treatment area can change in colour, becoming wither lighter or darker. This can be more prevalent in people of colour. While it may lessen over time, it may remain.
- Numbness – When freezing, it may be possible for the treatment to touch a superficial nerve. It may lead to numbness in the area of skin around the nerve, but normal feeling will return in a few months.
- You may only require one treatment; however, it may not be totally effective. You may need to undertake further different treatment. The wart may also, on occasion, return.
Different types of warts
These are unusual-looking warts that appear on the neck and face, especially around the eyelids, neck and lips. They resemble a tree-like branch or twig. Narrow and skin-coloured, they can grow quickly and relentlessly. They can be hugely embarrassing to the person involved as they are often in such a noticeable part of the body. Filiform warts can also spread quickly and will get worse without treatment.
However, filiform warts also respond well to treatment and can be removed in one procedure.
Seborrheic warts are not caused by the HPV virus. Rather, they are a low-level, thick build-up of epidermal cells that have a rough surface. They can range in colour, from skin colour to black and can vary widely in size and surface area. Commonly associated with the aging process, seborrheic warts as also known as senile warts. Most commonly found on the face, they can also form on the torso and can form on clumps or join colour. Left untreated, they become more integrated into the skin, as they penetrate the skin more deeply through fibrous tendrils. Treatment can be very effective and the skin recovers well. As with blood spots and age spots, we recommend swift treatment of Seborrheic warts.
Plane wart removal is very straightforward and sees the removal of small, slightly raised warts. Most usually found on the face and the back of the hands, plane warts are skin or brown coloured warts and are most common in children and adolescents.
Cauliflower-like in appearance, common warts are raised, rough growths which are most often found on the backs of hands, fingers, toes and on knees. They may have a set of black dots, called seeds. Seeds are viral clotted blood vessels which can be responsible for the spreading of warts by touch. Children, young adults and those with a weakened immune system are more prone to common warts. Often disappearing of their own accord, People prefer to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or to improve their self-esteem. Common wart removal may require more than one treatment.
Periungual warts grown under or around the nail. While forming, they are tiny raised bumps that cannot be seen, but patients can soon notice rough-looking bumps with irregular edges. Periungual warts can appear in groups and can generate varying degrees of pressure on the nail. Untreated, they can become painful or grow large enough to make the nail come away from the nail bed. Although uncommon, periungual warts should be treated to prevent permanent nail damage or scarring. More than one treatment might be required to remove a perifungal wart. Although this is uncommon, it can happen, and is likely to cause permanent nail damage and scarring. More than one treatment session may be required.
If you like to take care of your skin, you might find that there are some things that you can’t – and shouldn’t – try to scrub or exfoliate away.
Although Moles are a normal part of our skin, they can have a dramatic impact on self esteem and can make you feel self-conscious. You may have a mole that is simply in the wrong place for you and it is really getting you down. You can try to cover it up with make-up, but that just makes you feel even more conspicuous and obvious. For such a small thing, it can cause a lot of angst.
You might also have a mole that is catching on your clothes on a daily basis. It can become uncomfortable and you may long to simply pull on a jumper without that sudden pinch of pain as the material hits your mole. The same applies to shaving. Moles do need some extra tender loving care and your patience might be wearing thin.
Have you ever thought of getting rid of your troublesome mole altogether?
Mole removal takes just one treatment and is a pain-free procedure that gives instant results. Mole removal treatment doesn’t require an incision or stitching and so scarring is negligible. With one quick and simple procedure to full healing within 6 weeks, mole removal could have you looking and feeling better in weeks.
Your Mole Removal Consultation
At Derby Wart Removal, we will spend time talking with you before the procedure and a trained, qualified nurse will examine the mole. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin but are most frequently found on the arms, face and neck.
Your nurse will check your mole and look for even, brown pigmentation and a regular outline. Facial moles tend to be lighter in colour and less heavily pigmented. They may have hairs and are most often benign.
If your nurse feels for any reason that your mole requires further examination, we will use our state-of-the-art skin scanner to examine your mole in greater detail. Following your mole examination, we will then discuss the most appropriate method of removal, making sure that you are comfortable with the treatment before proceeding.
If your nurse identifies a clinical need for further investigation into your mole, it can be excised and sent for clinical analysis.
Please feel Free to speak to our Derby Wart Removal Team, where we are happy to help with any questions or Queries you have.
Areas we cover: Wart Removal West Bridgford, Wart Removal Arnold, Wart Removal Carlton, Wart Removal Beeston, Wart Removal Wollaton, just to name a few places.
Mole Removal methods
- Radio Frequency Mole Removal – The most common form of mole removal and used to remove moles that protrude above the skin’s surface. A radiosurgery electrode loop gently removes the mole, layer by layer, from the surface of the skin.
- Laser Mole Removal: An advanced laser system that removes birthmarks or moles [compound naevi] from the face, with superb cosmetic results and negligible scarring.
- Cryotherapy Mole Removal: A more traditional treatment that uses liquid nitrogen remove moles by freezing. Liquid nitrogen kills cell tissue and can be a laborious and uncomfortable way to remove moles. You may require multiple treatments and is not our recommended option.
Mole removal treatment requires little healing. While the skin’s surface may be slightly elevated or lower than the skin’s surface, this does even out in time. You may find that moles regain some of their pre-treatment pigmentation, but this is a rare occurrence. We do ask that patients use SP30 sunblock after treatment.
We take mole health very seriously. Happily, most moles are harmless and they are removed purely for cosmetic reasons and to increase self-esteem. Other moles may get in the way of everyday life or sporting and leisure activities.
It is always best practice to consult your doctor if you have any concern whatsoever about a mole.
Moles can sometimes be confused with warts. Warts tend to develop on the hands or feet and are small, rough bumps. Warts are non-cancerous, but they can be thick and unsightly. Caused by HPV [human papilloma virus], warts tend to strike in childhood and the teenage years, often lessening in adults. The HPV virus causes an abundance of a protein, known as keratin, to develop on the epidermis, or top layer of skin. Warts can vary in thickness and may appear as single warts or in small groups. Verrucas are warts that appear on the soles of the feet. Most people will experience a wart or verucca at some stage and, although harmless, they can be an irritation
If you are looking for Mole Removal or Wart Removal, our Derby Wart Removal Clinic Team Can help.
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Simply call, SMS or email us to arrange your free consultation. We want to understand your issues and what you would like to achieve from your treatments.
Treatments by Experts
Your treatments are handled by our medical staff who have over 75 years combined experience, with genuine care for our clients.
We don’t simply send you on your way after a treatment. We have full after care plans where necessary to ensure you are getting the best results.
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