Verrucae are a viral infection in the skin that is mostly present in children and teenagers, but can also manifest in adults. They appear as single formations, but also in clusters, are non-cancerous growths that are rough and have a rough texture due to the fact that the HPV virus causes an overproduction of keratin to develop in the top layer of the skin or the epidermis.
Being caused by certain strains of the HPV or Human Papillomavirus, verrucae, also known as plantar warts, appear on the soles of the feet and can become extremely painful and bothersome, hindering you from performing everyday activities, like walking or simply standing.
HPV is highly contagious that is why warts in general are easily transmitted through direct or indirect contact, verrucae making no exception whatsoever. One can get infected with verrucae by walking barefoot at public swimming pools, communal showers, by using gym facilities or even at home. You are more likely to get infected if your skin is wet or damaged, but there is an incubation period that can last up to a few months before noticing the growth on your feet.
Verrucae can resemble other growths such as corns, calluses, moles and in even certain cancerous lesions that is why it is imperative to have them checked by a specialist for a clear diagnosis. At Renew Skin & Health Clinic we can ensure a specialized verruca consultation and perform the verruca removal treatment that best suits your individual case. Best results, both cosmetic and medical (with minimal to no chances of recurrence and scarring) have been obtained with the DEKA CO2 laser vaporisation therapy which doesn’t not only completely remove the verruca but it also prevents you from further spreading it.