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For more than 45 years, Verruca Needling has been a tested method of getting rid of unsightly verrucas. Verruca needling, which was first mentioned as a verruca treatment in a 1969 American medical publication, has since become a common procedure with high success rates. Even long-standing verrucas can be successfully removed with Verruca Needling, a highly effective treatment. With only one or two sessions required, needling is different from conventional verruca treatments like salicylic acid or cryotherapy.

Needling is the best method if you’re a social person on the go and need a quick fix for your verruca. It’s a quick operation done under local anaesthesia that most people find to be painless, though you could feel a little sore for a few days after the procedure.

How Does the Verruca Needling Process Work?

Verruca Needling uses a needle, as the name implies. Although we are aware that many people detest needles, this one is clean, empty, and won’t cause any discomfort. Instead, the needle will pierce your verruca several times to expose all of the viral particles inside of it to the fatty tissue that lies beneath your skin. Due to the vast supply of immune regulators in this fatty tissue, the virus causing your verruca can be eliminated by your body’s immune system.

The very ingenious thing is that even if you have several lesions, we will only need to treat one verruca because your body’s immune response is typically systemic. When one verruca is treated, we usually notice that other verrucas enter remission on their own.

What Happens During Treatment?

You will go through three unique stages of treatment throughout your verruca needling procedure:

  • To numb the verruca and the area around it, a local anaesthetic will first be injected into you.
  • Your podiatrist will next carefully needle your verruca after making sure it’s numb. The HPV virus in your verruca will then become entrenched in the dermal layer of your skin, where it will be exposed to your immune system.
  • Your verruca will then be dressed, and you will receive cleaning instructions. Additionally, you won’t be allowed to drive or walk while a portion of your foot is under anaesthesia, so you’ll need to call a taxi or arrange for a friend or family member to pick you up.

Will Your Foot Hurt Afterwards?

After the anaesthetic wears off, you might feel some soreness that resembles bruising. The majority of patients simply feel uncomfortable for two to three days. But it can persist for a week to ten days. Any type of pain can be easily managed with paracetamol; avoid using ibuprofen or any other anti-inflammatory drugs.

How Can We Help? 

Here at the Doncaster Foot Clinic, our HCPC licenced podiatrists are skilled in the most cutting-edge, highly efficient evidence-based therapies available today, including swift technology and the Faulkner method, and have a wealth of expertise and experience treating these obstinate lumps of skin (verruca needling therapy).

We advise scheduling an assessment  to go over treatment options if your verruca is bothersome, making you uncomfortable or embarrassed, or if it is growing or spreading.

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What is Verruca Needling?