Verucca Treatment Aberdeen

Verruca Needling Aberdeen

Verrucas are a collection of skin cells which have become infected with the human pappiloma virus (HPV) Usually this is as a result of catching the virus from contaminated communal areas such as swimming pools and changing areas. They can exist as small singular lesions or multiple lesions depending on the sub type of the virus. It is thought that there is commonly three sub types which exist, HPV 1,2 and 4.

The only way in which a verruca can be destroyed is by creating an autoimmune response (engaging the bodys immune system)

Can Verruca Needling Help

First line treatment of verrucas involves the application of caustics (salacylic acid) and cryotherapy (freezing therapy) Generally we will apply either or a combination of these treatments once a week for 3or 4 weeks. If this proves unsuccessful and the verrucas have not been destroyed will will recommend that the lesion is Needled.

This procedure involves freezing the lesion (or largest lesion when multiple lesions exist) with local anaesthetic. Once the site is successfully anaethetised the verruca is punctured with a hypodermic needle repeatedly. This serves to implant the viral cells into the deeper dermal/adipose layer triggering an immune response and subsequent production of antibodies which attempt to destroy the viral calls and thus the verruca lesion.

The lesion is then cleaned and dressed and reviewed in 2 wks time to check on the progress.

Is there any discomfort with Verruca Needling

Little or no discomfort is usually felt following the procedure and you are able to walk immediately after the procedure. Driving is generally not advisable as the foot may be partially numb depending on the type of local anesthesia we use.

Although we have experienced a great deal of success with this new verruca treatment, we cannot guarantee total resolution. Occasionally we will repeat the process to optimize the resolution of the verruca.

Our Staff

Meet Our experts

Podiatrist specialising in specialist verruca treatment ( needling) and shockwave therapy for heel pain and Achilles pain.
Beauty therapist and pedicure specialist. Kelly works with our team of podiatrist to offer the pedi-pod treatment.
Clinical Director
Scott Shand
Scott Shand
Podiatrist specialising in foot and ankle sport injuries using manual therapy and orthotic therapy.

what people say about us

I booked an appointment with the podiatrist as I picked up a bad ankle injury playing football and was unable to walk. This turned out to be a torn tendon of my ankle.

Scott was very clear and concise as he explained my treatment over several sessions of mobilisation ,massage and functional exercises and I began to see improvement as each week went by. I'm very happy to say after 3 months of treatment I am now able to walk and participate in sport again.


Absolutely top notch service, a friendlier practice you will not find! Everyone is so pleasant and patient, they really listen to you and address your concerns like the true professionals they are. Very knowledgable and the results were fantastic. Highly recommend The Shand Practice!

Central location with on street parking outside. Great service and flexible appointments. I have been to the practice for various injuries and pains such as 'shin splints' and plantar plate issues. Treatment included; massage, acupuncture, review on how I was running (treadmill) and I was also given exercises to do at home and lots information and tips to stop the problem reoccurring. I would like to thank Scott as it never has!
A family run business who care bout their clients and the results.

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