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Welcome to City Dermatology Clinic, the leading centre for professional genital warts removal in London. Our team, featuring some of London’s top dermatologists, excels in the safe, effective, and discreet treatment of genital warts using minimally invasive methods. We are committed to providing compassionate care and advanced solutions for your needs.

Genital warts, a widespread sexually transmitted infection, are primarily caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). These benign but bothersome growths can appear on the genitalia, including the vagina, penis, and anus, as well as surrounding areas.


Causes and Prevalence

Most commonly linked to HPV types 6 and 11, genital warts represent a significant health concern, affecting an estimated two-thirds of sexually active individuals at some point in their lives. It is essential to recognise genital warts as a common health issue, which allows for their management and treatment to be approached with confidence and sensitivity, emphasising the need for professional and private care, especially in sensitive areas.

Our clinic offers treatment methods to suit different types and severities of genital warts, including:


Curettage & Cautery (Surgical & Electrocautery Laser)

For genital warts that haven’t responded to other treatments, curettage & cautery can be an effective solution. This surgical technique uses a curette, a sharp, spoon-shaped instrument, to scrape off the wart tissue. Cautery is then used to stop bleeding and remove any remaining wart tissue. Performed under local anaesthesia, the curette is used to carefully remove the warts from the skin. Following this, an electrical current (cautery) is applied to the area to seal blood vessels and destroy any remaining wart tissue. This method offers a complete removal of the wart tissue. It’s particularly useful for larger warts or clusters that are difficult to treat with other methods. While it may require a healing period, it provides a definitive solution for persistent warts.


This advanced treatment uses a highly concentrated beam of light (laser) to precisely target and eliminate genital warts. It’s particularly recommended for warts that are stubborn or have spread extensively.  Under local anaesthesia, the laser is directed at the warts, instantly vaporizing the wart tissue without damaging the surrounding skin. This precision ensures minimal scarring and optimal healing conditions. Electrocautery laser removal is favoured for its accuracy and effectiveness, especially in cases where warts are resistant to other treatments. The precision of the laser minimises scarring, making it an excellent option for sensitive areas.


Cryotherapy (Freeze)

Cryotherapy is a non-invasive treatment that applies liquid nitrogen directly to the warts, freezing them. This method is quick and safe, suitable for both small and larger warts, and can be precisely targeted to avoid damage to surrounding healthy tissue. During the procedure, our doctors provider applies liquid nitrogen using a spray or a cotton swab, causing the warts to freeze and eventually fall off.  Cryotherapy is effective because the freezing process destroys the wart tissue, that causes the warts, reducing the chance of recurrence.


Customised Treatment Plans

Recognising that every case is unique, we offer tailored treatment plans that may combine different therapies to achieve the best results. Our clinicians will discuss the most suitable options based on your specific condition.

City Dermatology Clinic excels in providing a same-day ‘see and treat’ service for genital wart removal, setting us apart from other clinics. This approach eliminates the need for multiple visits, offering a quick and efficient solution.


Convenient Treatment

Boasting immediate availability without waiting lists, our clinic is primed for swift treatment, often achievable on the same day. Our expert skin surgeons use the most effective methods, including cryotherapy and electrocautery laser removal, minimising the chance of recurrence and ensuring superior cosmetic results. Access to our services is straightforward, with no GP referral required, making your journey to recovery as seamless as possible.


Our Approach

Employing state-of-the-art surgical techniques, our removal process is rapid, usually concluding in a single session. Our clinicians are dedicated to precision and minimal discomfort, using local anaesthesia to numb the affected area. The procedure involves meticulous removal of warts, focusing on minimal discomfort and optimal aesthetic outcomes, ensuring patients receive private, confidential, and effective treatment for sensitive areas such as the vagina, penis, and anal warts.

Symptoms of Genital Warts

  • Flesh-Coloured Growths – small bumps in the genital area, appearing in shades of flesh or grey.
  • Clusters – warts can be solitary or form larger clusters.
  • Discomfort – includes itching, discomfort, or tenderness.
  • Change in Texture – the affected area might feel rough.


Prevention of Genital Warts

  • Use Condoms – lower the risk of HPV transmission.
  • HPV Vaccination – preventing the strains of HPV.
  • Regular Screenings – discuss any concerns.
  • Open Communication – avoiding sexual contact if you or your partner have visible warts or are undergoing treatment.


How to Check for Genital Warts

  • Visual Inspection – could be visible to the naked eye.
  • Professional Evaluation – crucial for accurate identification and treatment options.

At City Dermatology Clinic, our approach to genital wart removal is distinguished by its efficiency, safety, and effectiveness. We are committed to delivering exceptional care, customised to meet the specific needs of each patient, ensuring a private and respectful treatment experience.


Support & Aftercare

Post-treatment, our dedicated team offers comprehensive aftercare at no additional cost, designed to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery. The minimal downtime involved allows for a swift return to your daily routine, with the added reassurance of our continuous support for any follow-up questions or concerns, especially addressing sensitive areas such as the vagina, penis, and anal warts.


Confidential Consultations

We place the utmost importance on your privacy. Every consultation and treatment is conducted with the highest level of confidentiality, providing a secure environment for you to openly discuss your condition and treatment options without fear of judgement.


Proceed with Assurance

We invite you to take the next step towards healing with confidence, knowing that you are supported by a team deeply invested in your psychological well-being and privacy. For a discreet consultation or to discover more about our specialised services, please reach out to us. With clinics ideally located in Harley Street and the City of London, close to prominent areas like Cannon St, Bank, and Liverpool Street, accessing our expert care is convenient for patients throughout the capital.

Our Team

Genital Wart Doctors

Discover expert care and compassionate support from our leading genital warts removal doctors in London, dedicated to ensuring your comfort and health with state-of-the-art treatments to ensure a quick and painless genital warts removal.

Discover expert care and compassionate support from our leading genital warts removal doctors in London, dedicated to ensuring your comfort and health with state-of-the-art treatments to ensure a quick and painless genital warts removal.

Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Jana Torres-Grau at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Jana Torres-Grau
BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Plast)
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Georgios Pafitanis at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Georgios Pafitanis
Headshot portrait photo of Dr Andreea Anton at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Andreea Anton
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Jana Torres-Grau at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Jana Torres-Grau

BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Plast)


Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Georgios Pafitanis at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Georgios Pafitanis



Headshot portrait photo of Dr Andreea Anton at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Andreea Anton



Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski




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Cost of Genital Wart Removal

Genital warts Doctor consultation is £100. We allocate enough time should you wish to have the procedure done straight after the consultation. Please note that all prices are dependent upon the size and location and are subject to a consultation.

Genital Warts Treatment Pricing

  • Genital Wart Removal £295
  • Genital Wart Removal - additional £195

Genital Warts Removal Aftercare

A free follow-up following your Genital warts removal procedure just to check and make sure everything has healed up nicely. All dressings required will be provided and advice is given on when to change them.


If there’s something you’re not sure about following the genital warts removal procedure, you can always come back to be seen by a doctor at no additional charge. Alternatively, if safe to do so your doctor can provide remote advice regarding the healing stage.


For biopsy results, you’ll be contacted by the team and the report will be sent to you as soon as we receive it. A GP letter is available should you request one.

Genital Wart Treatment FAQs

How prevalent are genital warts?

Genital warts are a significant health concern, with around 400,000 men and women in the UK diagnosed annually. Predominantly, the age group most affected is between 18 and 30 years old, reflecting the high level of social interaction and sexual activity within this demographic. The causative agent, the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), is notably the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection (STI), with several strains specifically leading to the development of genital warts.


HPV’s widespread nature underscores the critical need for effective prevention strategies, such as vaccination and safe sex practices. Additionally, the virus’s ability to remain dormant in the body for extended periods makes education and timely diagnosis crucial to managing and reducing the spread of genital warts. This high prevalence rate serves as a reminder of the importance of regular sexual health screenings and the availability of treatments that can mitigate the impact of this common condition.

Are genital warts contagious?

Yes, genital warts are highly contagious. They are primarily spread through direct skin-to-skin contact during vaginal, anal, and potentially oral sex with an individual who has the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the virus responsible for genital warts. Even without visible warts, HPV can be transmitted, making it possible to spread or contract the virus unknowingly.


It’s important to note that the virus can also be transmitted through non-penetrative sexual activities that involve genital contact. In rare cases, sharing infected towels, clothing, or surfaces may lead to transmission, although this is less common. The contagious nature of genital warts underscores the importance of practicing safe sex, including the use of condoms, which can significantly reduce the risk of transmission, though not eliminate it entirely due to the possibility of contact with infected areas not covered by a condom. Regular screening and vaccination against HPV can further help in preventing the spread of genital warts.

Are genital warts painful?

Genital warts are typically painless, but they can cause a range of discomforts. Individuals may experience itching, irritation, or tenderness in the affected area. In some cases, warts can also bleed, especially if they’re located in areas that are prone to friction or if they become aggravated by clothing or sexual activity. While the physical symptoms can be mild for many, the presence of warts can also lead to psychological distress or discomfort due to their sensitive location and the stigma associated with sexually transmitted infections (STIs).


It’s crucial for anyone experiencing symptoms or discomfort from genital warts to seek professional medical advice. Treatments are available that can reduce symptoms, remove the warts, and help manage any associated discomfort. Furthermore, a healthcare provider can offer guidance on how to prevent the spread of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) that causes them.

How do genital warts look?

Genital warts manifest as bumps or growths on the skin, typically taking on a flesh-colored hue. Their appearance can vary significantly; they may present as small, discrete lesions, or cluster together to form a larger, cauliflower-like mass. These warts can appear on various parts of the genital and anal area, including the vulva, vagina, cervix in women, and the penis, scrotum, and anus in both men and women.


The size and number of these warts can differ greatly from one individual to another. Some may notice a single wart, while others may have multiple growths. Despite their benign nature, the visual aspect of genital warts can cause concern and discomfort, prompting those affected to seek medical advice for diagnosis and treatment. It’s important to note that their appearance is a key factor in diagnosis, but a healthcare professional can provide confirmation and discuss the most appropriate treatment options.

What is the difference between a genital wart and a skin tag?

Genital warts and skin tags may appear similar but are caused by different factors and have distinct characteristics. Genital warts are caused by certain strains of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and are a type of sexually transmitted infection. They typically appear as small, flesh-colored growths on the genital or anal area and can be multiple or single, often resembling a cauliflower in clusters. Skin tags, on the other hand, are benign, non-viral growths of skin that can appear anywhere on the body, including the genital area. They are usually skin-colored or slightly darker and hang off the skin by a small stalk. Unlike genital warts, skin tags are not contagious and are simply excess growths of skin.

Are genital warts dangerous?

Genital warts themselves are not usually dangerous but can cause discomfort or emotional distress. They are a symptom of HPV, which can, in some cases, lead to more serious health issues, including certain types of cancer. However, the HPV strains that cause genital warts (typically types 6 and 11) are considered low risk for cancer. Regular monitoring and treatment of genital warts and HPV infections can help manage these risks. It’s important to consult with a healthcare provider for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Do I have ingrown hairs or genital warts?

Distinguishing between an ingrown hair and a genital wart can be tricky as both can appear as small bumps on the genital area. An ingrown hair typically occurs when a hair grows back into the skin, causing a red, sometimes painful bump that may contain pus. Genital warts, however, are caused by HPV and appear as flesh-colored or grey growths that can be smooth or textured like cauliflower. Unlike ingrown hairs, genital warts are usually painless and do not have a pus-filled center. If you’re unsure whether a bump is an ingrown hair or a genital wart, it’s best to consult with a healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis.

Why is professional treatment considered more effective than home remedies?

Professional treatment for genital warts is considered more effective than home remedies for several reasons. Firstly, healthcare professionals use proven methods like cryotherapy, electrocautery laser removal, and prescription creams that target the HPV virus directly, reducing the risk of recurrence and complications. Secondly, professional treatments are performed under controlled conditions, minimising the risk of damage to surrounding healthy tissue, which is a common risk with unproven home remedies. Lastly, healthcare providers can offer a tailored treatment plan based on the individual’s specific situation, ensuring the most effective and safest approach to removal and management of genital warts.

How are genital warts diagnosed?

Genital warts are typically diagnosed through a visual examination by a healthcare provider. In some cases, if the diagnosis is uncertain, a biopsy may be performed, where a small sample of the wart is removed and sent to a lab for further analysis. For women, a pelvic examination may also be conducted, and in certain situations, a colposcopy (a detailed examination of the cervix) is recommended to check for warts on the cervix. Accurate diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment and management of genital warts.

What are the costs associated with genital wart removal?

At City Dermatology Clinic, the cost for a consultation is £100, with the removal procedure priced at £295. If additional treatments are necessary, each subsequent treatment is £195. These rates are competitive and often below the average cost of similar treatments across the UK, where prices can vary widely depending on the clinic and the specific treatment required. Our pricing reflects our commitment to providing accessible, high-quality care. We stand out due to our same-day ‘see and treat’ service, expert skin surgeons, and state-of-the-art treatment options, ensuring our patients receive the best possible outcomes with minimal downtime and discomfort.

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