VERRUCA 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 body’s 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 anaesthetised 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 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.
MEET OUR EXPERTS
Scott Shand BSc Pod
Director and head Podiatrist
Scott specialises in the treatment of foot and ankle pathologies using a combination of manual therapy, shockwave and laser therapy and custom designed and fabricated orthotics. Scott is Director and chief Designer at Epione Orthotics.
Emma Campbell Bsc Pod (hons)
Full Time Podiatrist
Emma specialises in verruca needling and Nail reconstruction
Ruth Flett Bsc Pod (Hons)
Full Time Podiatrist
Ruth is the newest member of our team.
Although now partially retired, Ron brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. A much loved and respected member of the team with over 45 years experience in the treatment of foot problems.
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.”