Wart Treatment

If you have a wart it is most likely that you will have caught it from a communal floor such as a swimming pool or changing room but it could just as easily have been at ho

Methods Used in the Treatment of Warts:

Chemical Treatment

  • Most common treatment method used
  • Salicylic acid is the acid of choice
  • The acid causes peeling of skin
  • The podiatrist will also cut skin with his scalpel
  • This method can become very expensive due to frequent consults

Cold Treatment

  • Liquid Nitrogen is commonly used
  • Multiple applications may be necessary.
  • Follow up weekly for cryotherapy treatments until the wart resolves.
  • Can be painful as it is designed to destroy dermal tissues.
  • Redness and blistering of skin may develop.


  • Remove a wart using electricity
  • Contra-indicated when pasient has a pacemaker
  • Leaves a wound that takes 1 - 6 weeks to heal
  • May need to be treated more than once
  • Can be very painful


This is methods like laser and Chemotherapy

Preferred Method in this Practice -
Falknor Method/ Dry-needling

During the treatment the goal is to cause an immune response 

Local anaesthetic is used in this procedure

  • Please do not use any anti-inflammatory medication
  • this is contra indicated in this treatment

The way dry needling works is to push
verruca cells from the epidermis through into the dermis and hypodermis or adipose layer
thereby inoculating the underlying tissue

This triggers an immune response, the appropriate antibodies are produced

Over the
subsequent weeks the verruca undergoes a natural deterioration before ultimately

Dry-needling result after one treatment