How to remove warts

However, you may want to consider treatment to get rid of your wart. There are many different types of treatment for warts but none works completely and doctors still aren’t sure which ones work best. It’s not unusual for your wart to return after treatment. The most commonly used treatments for warts and verrucas are those containing salicylic acid and cryotherapy (freezing).

Best (freezing) wart removal at home

Wartie is comparable to professional freezing treatments. Wartie® freezes the wart or plantar wart (verruca) to the core, due to its unique precision tip, resulting in the removal of the wart. The shape of the Wartie precision metal tip allows accurate application limited to the wart or plantar wart (verruca), avoiding the surrounding healthy skin, resulting in a better pain-free application. The unique metal tip ensures efficient transfer of the freezing treatment to the wart which is maintained below 0  degrees Celsius for a longer period than other products on the market.

After the application of Wartie the wart or verruca will fall off within the next 14 days.  One application should be sufficient to successfully remove the wart or verruca. Should a second treatment be necessary, allow 14 days between applications.

Cure of warts 

Time is the only “cure” for verrucas.  Whatever you do, they usually go away by themselves – unless you have an underlying condition that affects your immune system. The bad thing is, it takes quite some time for them to disappear. Three out of 10 warts will disappear within 10 weeks. Within two years, two-thirds of all warts will be gone without treatment. But if you've still got them after two years they are less likely to go on their own. Warts seem to last longer in older children and adults.


Freezing warts at home

Freezing a wart at home is cryotherapy using a very cold substance. Cryotherapy is a common treatment for warts and can be done in a doctor’s office or using various products available over-the-counter. The freezing of the skin causes damage to the cells housing and protecting the wart. The wart can develop a blister underneath and makes the wart falls off. Or damaged skin cells are discarded by the body, including the tissue of the wart and virus infected tissue. The application usually takes less than a minute and results are seen within one or two weeks.

After treatment the wart naturally falls off within a couple of weeks. The treatment is considered very safe and there is little risk of scarring. Recently, advanced versions have been made in the use of Cryotherapy. These advanced versions freeze the wart with millimeter precision, thereby causing less discomfort and minimizing any freezing of the surrounding skin.


Cryotherapy warts Liquid nitrogen

Cryotherapy is the standard treatment for wart removal and has been successfully used for many years by health care professionals. Traditionally liquid nitrogen has been used to freeze the wart, thereby destroying the tissue and the blood supply to the wart.

Cryotherapy is a standard treatment for warts and can be done by a GP. The liquid nitrogen application usually takes less than a minute. Your doctor may trim the wart with a small knife before applying liquid nitrogen. Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is painful. A numbing local anesthetic is usually not needed but may be used in some cases. Your GP applies the liquid nitrogen to the wart using a probe or a cotton swab. Liquid nitrogen can also be sprayed directly on the wart.

Most warts require 1 to 4 treatments, with 1 to 3 weeks between each treatment. Usually only one or two treatments are needed for effective wart removal. Cryotherpay is a painless procedure with only a slight stinging sensation felt during treatment. Follow up treatments may be needed for stubborn warts.