VERRUCA TREATMENT ABERDEEN
VERRUCA NEEDLING ABERDEEN
Shand Podiatry in Aberdeen is one of the leading podiatry clinics that offer verruca needling.
This treatment is a safe and effective way to eradicate difficult or stubborn verrucae, warts and other skin lesions.
WHAT ARE VERRUCAS?
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 body’s immune system)
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THIS PROCEDURE?
This procedure involves anaesthetising the area of tissue surrounding the verruca( local infiltration) or anaesthetising the entire sole of the foot with a nerve block. Once the area containing the verruca is frozen the verruca is needled many times using a hypodermic needle. You will not feel any pain during this stage of the procedure. The site is then cleaned and dressed. The podiatrist will review you in 2 weeks where the overlying tissue on the verrucas will be scalpel reduced. This will be pain free.
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 anaesthesia 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 optimise the resolution of the verruca.
WILL THE PROCEDURE BE PAINFUL?
Generally most patients who have received this procedure comment that the area/ that were needled were tender for a day or two. For this reason we advise to rest the feet for 2 days and not to engage in sporting activity. If pain is felt post operatively, Paracetamol can be taken but not any anti inflammatory medication. The dressing that the podiatrist applied should be kept dry for 2 days to prevent infection and aid healing
HOW MUCH IS VERRUCA NEEDLING?
The package of care is £275. This involves the anaesthetic, prep, needling, dressing and 2 week review.
HOW DO I BOOK IN?
Book now using our online booking site.
You will be asked to complete a medical registration form at time of booking. Please complete and return to us so we can assess your suitability.
It is essential that you email the clinic with a good quality photo of the suspected verruca/s prior to booking the appointment. We will confirm by reply if we believe that the lesion is a verruca and that needling would be a suitable treatment option. Email our front of house team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEET OUR TEAM
Scott Shand BSc Pod
Director and head Podiatrist
Scott specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle pathology using an evidence based approach to treatment.
Scott is also the director of leading custom orthotic lab, Epione. Epione design and manufacture 3d printed orthotics for clinics throughout the UK. Scott has worked with PGA tour professionals and Scottish premiership football clubs.
Pamela and Sandra are our front of house team. They are always on hand to answer your questions and queries in a friendly and professional manner.
Bethany Skinner BSc Pod
Hi, my name is Bethany and I have recently joined the team at Shand Podiatry.
I graduated from Queen Margaret University in 2021 with Bcs Hons in Podiatry.
I started my career working for NHS Grampian before making the decision to join Shand Podiatry in April of this year.
My interest in podiatry started when I was 15. I was curious to learn about an injury I had sustained through highland dancing. This interest while being treated led me to pursue an education and career in podiatry.
In my free time I still enjoy highland dancing although no longer competitively. I also enjoy helping out on the family farm and spending time with my friends and family.
I am looking forward to taking the next step in my career, and advancing my scope of practice.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
Absolutely top-notch service. A friendlier place you will not find! Everyone is so pleasant, patient, they really listen to you and address your concerns like the true professionals they are. They are knowledgeable 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 about their clients and the results.”