Verrucas can be painful to walk on and painful to treat using traditional methods.
Verrucas are a type of wart which affect the sole of the feet and look like small rough bumps, sometimes with a black dot (blood vessel) in the middle. They can be painful to walk on and painful to treat using traditional methods.
Low level laser therapy is a virtually pain free verruca treatment for patients of all ages, including those who are pregnant.
Low level laser therapy or LLLT is a very safe treatment which works by applying light energy into the tissue to stimulate cell activity. The effects are photochemical and biochemical, not thermal therefore causing neither heating nor pain. The laser beam improves circulation, stimulates endorphin release and the immune system. It is used for a variety of conditions including the treatment of verrucae. This treatment is administered every two weeks and a course of five sessions is recommended, a second course may be required.
Laser verruca treatment is available all week through the Spire Hartswood Hospital physiotherapy team.
There is no need for a GP referral. Simply call 01277 266 780 to book your appointment.
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You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.
We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.
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Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.
Often 5-10 sessions are recommended and each session is 30 minutes long and approximately two weeks apart.
Your verrucae will be re-assessed at each session to check the progress and the treatment programme tailored as necessary.
Patients will leave with medical tape covering the treated area and are advised to continue applying tape in between treatments for 50% of the time, leaving time for the skin to breathe in between applications.
We are committed to delivering excellent individual care and customer service across our network of hospitals, clinics and specialist care centres around the UK. Our dedicated and highly trained team aim to achieve consistently excellent results. For us it's more than just treating patients, it's about looking after people.
The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.
Spire Hartswood Hospital is based in quiet and peaceful grounds, just two miles from the M25 motorway and easily accessible from other major roads like the M11, A12 and A13. It is 25 miles from London Stansted Airport and 20 miles from central London.
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