Video: Warts on face and body, expert information

expert wart videoIn our new video, Dr Ross Perry explains face and body warts – what causes them and what are the latest treatment options for getting rid of them. 

Warts are a very common condition caused by a virus, which causes a localised growth of skin. They tend to be hard, rough and scaly and the skin may appear a slightly different colour.

Very often, warts are seen affecting our hands and fingers and also verruca on the soles of our feet. Ross explains that they can also appear on other areas of the face and body:

“The other sites that are very common are along the face areas – particularly in men where we shave around the chin and mouth area – but also in the pubic area as well, where again more and more people are shaving in this area and as a result you often find that we’re getting genital warts.”

Wart removal treatment options

Ross explains:

“Now with regard to treatments these are often very straightforward and very simple.

“We often do it under local anaesthetic and then we simply remove it via a radiosurgical device or laser. The beauty of doing it this way is that it means that the treatment is almost an 80% success rate – far less chance of it coming back and it almost heals with no perceivable scarring.

“The nice other thing is the fact that you go home and you no longer have the wart and you’re no longer contagious.

“With our treatments here, we do recommend that this is the best way forward for warts that are on the face or in the genital or pubic areas.

“So I hope that’s helpful and should you have any concerns with regard to sort of facial body warts then by all means let us know.”

Wart removal treatments are available at Skin Surgery & Laser Clinic (Cosmedics Skin Clinics) based in London and Bristol.

The majority of procedures can be carried out in the same appointment as the consultation with the company’s ‘See & Treat’ service.

More about wart removal.

Wart treatment options

  1. Freezing/Cryotherapy
    • Doctors at our professional skin clinics are able to offer a more aggressive freezing treatment than the DIY kits
    • This will penetrate the skin more deeply and is suitable for larger/tougher warts
    • 2-3 sessions may be required for full results
  2. Laser
    • For more resistant warts or verrucas, doctors can user laser treatment
    • This is designed to penetrate the skin and destroy the virus, allowing healthy skin to regrow
  3. Surgery
    • In extremely stubborn cases, wart removal surgery may be the last resort
    • This would remove the area affected by the wart virus, allowing new skin to grow

Wart Removal London & Bristol

Treatment using  freezing, laser or surgical techniques is available at Skin Surgery Laser Clinic who have a selection of locations conveniently based in London and Bristol.

All procedures are carried out by highly trained and experienced doctors and surgeons.

Many patients now choose private treatment for warts, as provision on the NHS is very limited – even where a service is available, there can be lengthy waiting times.

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.