Our clinicians are often asked about wart removal on hands at The Healthcare Hub in Whitchurch, Cardiff. Our HCPC registered clinicians are experts in the treatment on plantar warts (verruca) on feet and common warts on hands.
What is a wart?
Warts and verrucae belong to the same family, effectively a verruca is a wart on the bottom of your foot. Warts and verrucae are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) which causes and increase in cell growth in the outer layer of skin (dermis).
How do you get them?
Warts and verrucae are contagious and spread via close contact. So skin on skin contact can lead to warts spreading, especially if the skin is damaged. It is therefore easier for people with conditions like eczema to be more prone to catching warts. Your immune system will also effect your ability to get warts and verrucae, which is why children are more prone to catching them. Verrucae are often caught in warm, moist environments such as swimming pools and showers.
How long do warts and verrucae last?
This varies hugely, sometimes the body will recognise warts and verruca relatively quickly and fight them off. Sometimes however warts and verrucae can last for years, with some never going. Warts and Verrucae are very clever and can "fly under the radar" due to their ability to not create an immune response.
Wart removal on hands?
Our HCPC registered podiatrists are experts in the treatment of warts, even thought podiatrists are more commonly associated to treating plantar warts (verrucae) than warts on hands, we are actually trained and insured to treat both.
How do we remove warts on hands?
We follow the evidence! We use Swift Microwave Therapy which is the state of the art, leading treatment for warts and verrucae across the UK. This treatment method has the highest clinical success rate when treating warts. Only a few non invasive treatments needed to remove warts on hands.