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Welcome to City Dermatology Clinic, your trusted partner for private wart removal in the heart of London. Our team, led by some of London’s most skilled dermatology doctors, specialises in safe, efficient, and minimally invasive techniques to address and remove warts. We offer surgical excision for all types of warts, including those on the face, hands, feet, and torso, ensuring complete care for our patients across common affected areas.

At City Dermatology Clinic, we provide a personalised approach to effectively treat various types of warts, ensuring the highest care and aesthetic outcomes. 

 

Surgical Excision (Curettage and Cautery)

Combining curettage and electrocautery, is often recommended for larger warts or those that have not responded to less invasive treatments. This method ensures the thorough removal of the wart, including its root, to prevent recurrence. Performed under local anaesthesia to ensure patient comfort, the procedure starts with the careful scraping of the wart using a curette. Following this, electrocautery is applied to the area to cauterise it, effectively stopping any bleeding and destroying any residual wart tissue. This approach is particularly effective for eradicating warts in a single session, making it a go-to for stubborn warts. The precision of the curettage and cautery minimises damage to surrounding tissue, promoting better healing and reducing the likelihood of scarring.

 

Utilised for its precision and effectiveness, electrocautery laser removal is especially suited for treating stubborn warts, such as genital warts, and those located in sensitive or hard-to-reach areas. This method targets the wart tissue without harming the surrounding skin, reducing the chance of scarring. A focused laser beam is directed at the wart, heating and destroying the wart tissue. The precision of the laser allows for targeted treatment, minimising the risk of damage to the surrounding area and thus reducing the chance of scarring.The electrocautery laser offers a high success rate in wart removal, with reduced discomfort and quicker recovery times compared to traditional surgical methods. It is particularly suitable for warts that are located in areas where precision is paramount, ensuring both effective removal and aesthetic outcomes.

 

Cryotherapy (Freeze)

Widely used and effective method for removing various types of warts, including common warts on the hands and feet, as well as plantar warts. The procedure involves the application of liquid nitrogen directly onto the wart, which freezes and destroys the wart tissue. The extreme cold from the liquid nitrogen causes the wart to freeze and form a blister. Over the following days, the wart and the blistered skin typically fall off, allowing new, healthy skin to emerge. The process is relatively quick and aims to minimise discomfort. A local anaesthetic may be used to reduce pain, especially for sensitive areas. Cryotherapy is favoured for its efficiency and the minimal scarring it leaves. However, more than one session might be necessary for complete wart removal, particularly for larger or more persistent warts.

Common Warts

Typically appearing on hands and fingers, common warts are rough, raised bumps that can be bothersome but are generally harmless. They may feature a pattern of tiny black dots, which are clotted blood vessels.

 

Plantar Warts (Verrucas)

Plantar warts, also known as verrucas, are hard, grainy growths that appear on the soles of the feet. Characterized by discomfort when standing or walking, these warts can be distinguished from corns or calluses by the small black dots at their centre, indicating clotted blood vessels.

 

Filiform Warts (Facial Warts) 

These warts are characterized by their long, thin, filament-like structure and commonly appear on the face, around the mouth, eyes, and nose. They are fast-growing and can be particularly distressing due to their visibility.

 

Genital Warts

Caused by specific strains of HPV, genital warts affect the genital and anal areas. They vary in size and may appear as small, cauliflower-like clusters or large, raised growths.

 

Seborrheic Warts

Also known as seborrheic keratoses, these are non-viral warts that look like raised, wart-like lesions. They are more common in older adults and can appear anywhere on the body but are not caused by HPV.

Warts are benign skin growths precipitated by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are one of the most common skin conditions seen at City Dermatology Clinic. They predominantly manifest on the hands and feet, though they can also appear in more sensitive areas such as the groin. Characterised by their rough texture, warts may vary widely in size and appearance, often causing discomfort and concern due to their highly contagious nature.

 

Transmission of warts occurs through direct contact with HPV-infected skin or surfaces, emphasising the importance of rigorous hygiene practices to mitigate spread. Professional treatment is recommended to prevent their proliferation and minimise potential scarring.

Symptoms of Warts

Warts are easily identifiable by their rough texture and raised surface, often found on hands, feet, and sensitive areas like the groin. Symptoms include discomfort, particularly with plantar warts affecting walking, and aesthetic concerns, especially with visible warts on the face and hands.

 

Causes of Warts

The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes warts, spreading through direct contact with infected skin or surfaces. Various strains of HPV are responsible for different wart types, making it a widespread concern in communal spaces where the virus can easily transmit.

 

Prevention of Warts

Effective prevention includes maintaining excellent personal hygiene, avoiding skin contact with warts, and wearing protective footwear in communal wet areas. Professional treatment is recommended to safely and effectively remove warts, mitigating the risk of spreading and complications.

City Dermatology Clinic branches are located in Harley Street and the City of London, positioned near key areas such as Cannon St, Bank, and Liverpool Street. Our clinics are ideally situated to serve patients across the capital, making access to top-tier dermatological care both convenient and straightforward.

 

Same Day ‘See and Treat’ Service

Understanding the need for prompt and efficient treatment, we offer a same day ‘see and treat’ service, subject to an initial consultation. This service is designed to provide immediate relief and convenience, allowing patients to receive diagnosis and treatment during a single visit. Our commitment to swift care underscores our dedication to patient satisfaction and health outcomes.

 

Tailored Treatment Plans

At City Dermatology Clinic, each treatment plan is carefully tailored to the individual, following a thorough consultation with one of our GMC-registered surgeons. This personalised approach ensures that every patient receives the most effective treatment, specifically designed to address their unique wart removal needs. Our specialists consider all aspects of your health and well-being, crafting a care plan that aligns with your personal circumstances and treatment goals.

 

Commitment to Patient Care and Satisfaction

Our clinics are not just centres of medical excellence. They are places where patients can expect compassionate care, informed by the latest advancements in dermatology. With our state-of-the-art facilities and a team dedicated to excellence, City Dermatology Clinic stands as a beacon of superior dermatological service in London. We are committed to enhancing your health, appearance, and confidence through expert wart removal and personalised care.

What to expect

Before and After Wart Removal

Before and After Wart Removal

Discover the transformative results of wart removal at City Dermatology Clinic, where advanced care leads to exceptional outcomes. The images below illustrate the expected results, showcasing the clear, confident skin you can anticipate.

Discover the transformative results of wart removal at City Dermatology Clinic, where advanced care leads to exceptional outcomes. The images below illustrate the expected results, showcasing the clear, confident skin you can anticipate.

wart on finger before removal
Before
finger after wart removal
After
wart on finger before removal
Before
finger after wart removal
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Our Team

Private Wart Removal Doctors

Discover expert care and compassionate support from our leading private wart removal doctors in London, dedicated to ensuring your comfort and health with state-of-the-art treatments to ensure a smooth wart removal experience.

Discover expert care and compassionate support from our leading private wart removal doctors in London, dedicated to ensuring your comfort and health with state-of-the-art treatments to ensure a smooth wart removal experience.

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
MD, PhD
Headshot portrait photo of Dr Andreea Anton at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Andreea Anton
MBBS, MD, MRCP
Headshot portrait photo of Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski at City Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski
MD, PhD
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

MD, PhD

 

Headshot portrait photo of Dr Andreea Anton at City Dermatology Clinic

Dr. Andreea Anton

MBBS, MD, MRCP

 

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

Dr. Nicki Bystrzonowski

MD, PhD

 

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Cost of Wart Removal

Wart Removal consultation with Doctor £100. We allocate enough time should you wish to have the procedure done straight after the consultation. Please note that all prices are subject to a consultation.

Wart Removal Pricing

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

Wart Removal Aftercare

A free follow-up following your wart 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 wart 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.

Wart Removal FAQs

What are warts?

Warts are benign skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which infects the top layer of skin. Typically transmitted through direct skin-to-skin contact, warts can appear anywhere on the body but are most common on the hands, feet, and groin area. Their appearance can vary, often showing up as rough bumps on the skin, and while they’re generally harmless, they can be contagious and aesthetically displeasing.

How prevalent are warts?

Warts are a widespread condition, affecting individuals of all ages, but they’re particularly prevalent among children and teenagers due to their active lifestyle and developing immune systems. The incubation period for warts, from HPV exposure to visible growths, ranges from 2 to 6 months. While anyone can develop warts, people with weakened immune systems or those who frequently use communal showers and pools may be at higher risk.

How long does a wart removal procedure take?

At City Dermatology Clinic, we offer a variety of wart removal techniques tailored to the size, location, and type of wart. These can include cryotherapy (freezing), excision, electrocautery laser therapy, and chemical treatments. Procedures typically last between 30 to 60 minutes. Depending on the method used and your specific circumstances, it may be possible to undergo treatment on the same day as your consultation.

Is the removal of a wart painful?

Our clinic prioritises patient comfort and safety during wart removal procedures. Performed by experienced dermatologists, we utilise local anesthesia to numb the treatment area, ensuring a painless experience. Post-procedure, we offer free aftercare on managing any discomfort to ensure a smooth recovery.

Can a wart be removed when pregnant?

Wart removal can generally be performed safely during pregnancy, particularly for treatments that are topical and minimally invasive. It’s crucial to inform your dermatologist about your pregnancy when booking your appointment, as this allows us to tailor the treatment plan to ensure both your safety and that of your unborn child. City Dermatology Clinic has extensive experience treating pregnant patients, providing them with the utmost care.

How long does it take to heal from wart removal?

The healing process varies depending on the removal method used, but typically, it takes about 1 to 2 weeks for the skin to heal completely. We provide detailed aftercare instructions to promote healing and prevent infection. Additionally, a complimentary follow-up appointment is scheduled to monitor your recovery and address any concerns.

What does skin look like after the removal of a wart?

Following wart removal, it’s common to experience some mild discomfort and redness around the treated area, which should subside quickly. In the complimentary follow-up, we’ll assess the healing process and discuss any concerns you may have. Our goal is to ensure your skin heals smoothly and satisfactorily.

What are the signs that a wart may require professional attention?

Many warts are harmless and might resolve independently, but certain indicators suggest it’s wise to seek professional advice. These include warts that cause discomfort, show rapid growth, appear on sensitive body parts (like the face or genitals), or do not respond to over-the-counter treatments. Individuals with compromised immune systems or those experiencing recurrent warts should also consult a GMC-approved surgeon to prevent complications.

Why is professional wart treatment considered more effective than home remedies?

Professional wart treatments, conducted by GMC-approved surgeons, are tailored to effectively target the HPV virus, ensuring a higher success rate compared to home remedies. With advanced techniques such as cryotherapy, electrocautery laser, and surgical removal, these treatments offer precise, swift resolution of warts, reducing the risk of recurrence. While home remedies might offer a temporary solution, they lack the clinical efficacy and safety profile of professional treatments, making the latter a more reliable option for those seeking lasting results.

What are the costs associated with wart removal?

The cost of wart removal can vary based on several factors, including the size and number of warts, the removal method chosen, and the number of sessions required. At our clinic, an initial consultation with a doctor is £100. Wart removal procedures start at £295, with additional warts costing £195 each. On average, patients can expect to pay between £300 to £500 for complete wart removal. These costs reflect the expertise and advanced techniques employed by our GMC-approved doctors, ensuring safe and effective treatment.

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