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Verruca Treatment

 Book your appointment by phoning 020 8520 5268 or book online.

What are verrucae?

Verrucae are one of the most common foot problems amongst children and young adults. Although they can affect anyone and appear anywhere on the skin, the feet are particularly susceptible.

Verrucae are caused by the Paploma group of viruses. The virus tends to thrive in damp conditions and is mainly transmitted in communal areas such as swimming pools, showers, gymnasia floors through direct contact with the skin. The virus is contagious and gains entry to the body through micro-injuries to the skin.

What to look for!
Verrucae are normally clear or white in colour with a rough crumbly surface, sometimes covered in a layer of hard skin and often with black/brown flecks in them (which are blood vessels). They vary in size from 3 to 30mm (or more) in diameter and can appear in clusters.
They can grow rapidly and often begin as small speckled or shiny areas.

Are they painful?
Verrucae can sometimes be painful, especially those which are pressured from standing or walking.  If the surface becomes fissured or picked the verrucae may bleed.

Treatment options
Verruca appointments are routinely half an hour long. Use of caustics and cryotherapy will generally involve two or three follow up visits ten days apart in order to remove the dead tissue and reapply the treatment.

Chemical therapy involves use of caustics such as salicylic acid, monochlorocytic acid, nitric acid or silver nitrates often in combination. After application the area is well padded for comfort.  We now offer Verrutop treatment, which is a combination of nitric acid and zinc complex.

Cryotherapy involves use of liquid nitrogen to create a freezing effect on the affected tissue causing cellular disruption and removing the virus.


Verruca needling will be a one-off treatment but with follow ups to redress the area and reassess three months later, all included in the original cost.  For further details see our page on verruca needling.

 Book your appointment by phoning 020 8520 5268

Therapists at Ashlins

Tim and Kibri are our Podiatrists

All of our Podiatrists are:

  • suitably trained,
  • fully qualified,
  • fully insured,
  • members of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Book an appointment by calling 020 8520 5268.

How much does it cost?

Verruca Consultation (£48), Follow up (£35) and Verruca Needling (£200)

For the treatment of verrucae you are advised to book a Verruca consultation.

We also offer Verruca Needling

View our price list for full details and phone 020 8520 5268 to book an appointment.


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Aggregate Review : All Reviews  4.8 out of 5 , 201 votes , 233 reviews

I have been receiving a chiropody treatment at Ashlins for general maintenance of my feet. It has helped me with corns and hard skin , the treatment was great and the information I received was very useful.

I had an appointment today for a chiropody treatment to help with general things and I found the treatment most beneficial. Kibri was warm and welcoming, while carrying out the treatment in a professional and competent way; I felt pampered.

I came in to see Kibri about the weakening of both feet as well as my posture, I found the treatment great and the information she gave me very useful.

Today I saw Tim Hawes for a chiropody treatment. I have Dry skin callouses and apparently a Fungal nail infection. After the treatment I felt so much better. All the dry skin has been removed from many areas and a few that I didn't even notice. He took time to treat my fungal infection. Tim is a very knowledgeable therapist. He was very gentle treating my feet, he also gave me lots of advice in regards to my health issues. He is very professional and I highly recommend him.

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