Warts are characterised as small lumps that develop on the skin; verrucae refers to a specific type of wart that affects the underside of the foot. It’s not uncommon to develop warts, and these can appear at any time with most disappearing after several months or years. Here at Blue Tree Clinics, our dermatology team are the number one choice for verrucae and wart removal in Dubai.
Varying in size from 1mm to 1cm, warts are typically round or oval shaped though on occasion elongated warts may also form. Appearance wise, warts are raised with a rough irregular surface and are firm to the touch. Warts can appear by themselves or in groups. They are harmless for the most part and are often confused with skin tags or moles.
By comparison, verrucae are flat rather than raised (a characteristic not shared with other warts). They only appear on the bottom of the feet and are usually white in colour with a black dot at the centre. Unlike other warts, verrucae can often be painful, especially if placed under constant pressure e.g. under a weight-bearing foot.
Verrucae and warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which triggers excessive production of keratin. This develops in the top layer of the skin resulting in the formation of warts. Both warts and verrucae are contagious and can be transmitted through close skin contact as well as contaminated objects such as shoes, towels and surfaces.
Individuals with wet or damaged skin are especially at risk and once infected, warts or verrucae can take weeks, if not months, to appear. Transmission tends to occur most frequently in swimming pools where the conditions are perfect for warts and verrucae to spread.
When dealing with warts or verrucae, you may be tempted by over-the-counter treatments. These tend to be expensive and often prove ineffective. For guaranteed results, give Blue Tree Clinics a call and arrange an appointment with one of our consultant dermatologists for verrucae and wart removal in Dubai. We will provide you with a full assessment in which we will examine your warts or verrucae and recommend a treatment that is best suited.
All of our procedures take only a few minutes to carry out, and anaesthetics can be applied if necessary. Here at Blue Tree Clinics, we provide patients with the following treatments:
- Laser Removal – targeted beam of light heats up and collapses the blood vessels starving the wart of nutrients. The wart will fall off after a few weeks.
- Excision – the wart or verruca is excised using a surgical scalpel, and the skin is stitched afterwards.
- Cryotherapy – liquid nitrogen freezes and kills the cells while constricting the blood supply.
- Electrocautery – a heated electrode is applied to the area. This achieves the destruction of the living tissue that makes up wart or verruca as well as haemostasis.
Why choose Blue Tree Clinics?
Here at Blue Tree Clinics, our dedicated team of talented dermatologists are committed to providing the very best verrucae and wart removal in Dubai. Whether you’re dealing with a single wart or a large number, you’ll find our solutions to be highly effective. We understand how tedious it can be trying to fit in a medical appointment with your busy schedule. For this reason, we operate long opening hours, and all of our procedures can be completed in under half an hour.
Regardless of your needs, we are here to help. It is our firm commitment to provide patients from all walks of life with quality health care that helps them to achieve their personal goals. So, if you have any questions and would like to find out more, get in touch with Blue Tree Clinics today.
“As an avid swimmer, I spend a great deal of time down my local swimming pool. Recently a verruca appeared on the sole of my foot that was quite painful to the touch. After spending a small fortune on over the counter ointments I decided to give a dermatologist a try. Blue Tree Clinics were amazing and gave me the solution I needed to rid myself of the problem once and for all.”
“I recently developed several warts across my chest and neck which while painless, left me feeling rather self-conscious. As a result I stopped wearing low cut tops and would usually cover up my neck with a scarf when going out. Thankfully, the experts at Blue Tree Clinics were able to help and the procedure to remove my warts took around half an hour to complete so I was able to fit it into my lunch break.”