Posts Tagged ‘wart removal’

Duct tape for wart removal?!

April 6, 2010

Always having our finger on the pulse when it comes to skincare, we regularly hear about bizarre home remedies to problem skin situations and the latest is one for wart removal.

Apparently placing a piece of duct tape over the wart – changing, cleaning, and filing away dead skin every three days – kills off the wart and makes it disappear in about two months. MSN believe that it’s the chemicals on the sticky side of the duct tape that suffocate the wart and get rid of it for good.

We personally have never tried it, it may work, it might not. Of course with Summer just around the corner, the last thing you want is to have a grey piece of ugly duct tape wrapped around your foot – it really doesn’t go with those jewelled gladiator sandals!

Plus, two months is a long time to wear the tape and we bet that a more discreet method of wart removal treatment might be more up everyone’s street. There are plenty of over the counter remedies available that freeze the wart, however again these can be prolonged and quite uncomfortable.

Natural wart removal treatment can be much more reliable and the average person only requires two or three treatments. What’s more, if you have multiple warts, for example some on your hands and others on your feet, only one wart need be treated, yet all the warts are likely to disappear. Then within two months, the warts change colour and gradually disappear.

You should find the treatment quite tolerable. But we won’t lie, when the pulse of light is emitted there is a sharp sensation of a hot pinprick which quickly subsides, however most people find that this treatment is very quick and less unpleasant and traumatic than alternative treatments. Another benefit is that as the skin is not broken during the treatment, there is no risk of infection, scabbing or scarring.

SkinGenesis provides wart removal treatment for just £249 – that’s the cost of a few haircuts!

Watch our real client Richard’s testimonial below:


Hubble Bubble Toil and Wart Removal Trouble

October 29, 2009

Thursday 29th October 2009

It’s almost Halloween and we are raising awareness of the prevalence of skin warts – not just on the chins of those dressing up as witches!

Warts are small, harmless benign tumours of the skin caused by the human papilloma virus, affecting thousands of people year-round with few treatments delivering a lasting effect.

With a scary ability to spread and manifest anywhere on the body, warts more commonly appear on highly visible areas such as the face, hands and feet.

Specialist treatments like VPL (variable pulsed light) therapy have been developed as powerful, new-generation wart removal techniques, effective after just several treatments. Lotions and potions bought over the counter can either be risky or have a minimal effect.

Peter Beard, skin expert and director at SkinGenesis, said: “Warts are commonly associated with witches and Halloween, so October is the perfect chance to raise awareness of them and show what can be done to treat warts once and for all.

“There are plenty of concoctions and creams out there that claim to freeze your warts, however they can often return and people end up back to where they started. VPL literally gets to the core of the problem and after just a couple of treatments, people can walk away with smooth skin and much more confidence.”

Wart removal treatment costs a single fixed price of £225, regardless of how many treatments are needed.

As if by magic, after just several VPL treatments, the whole body can be wart-free in a matter of weeks by targeting only one or two growths, regardless of how many others you may have.

Topical products containing salicylic acid must be used with caution as they can damage the surrounding skin. A doctor may alternatively freeze warts using liquid nitrogen or surgical methods, which can both result in scarring.

Common warts typically appear on the hands and are grey or flesh coloured and have a raised structure. Plantar warts are harder to treat as they grow into the skin appearing on the soles of the feet, whilst flat warts often grow on the face and hands and can spread rapidly.

VPL wart removal treatment eradicates warts quickly and safely with no risk of secondary infection. It works by delivering a high energy thermal shock deep inside the wart causing the casing to break. This in turn causes the body’s immune system to respond by creating antibodies that will have an antiviral effect on warts all over the body.

Don’t be mistaken for a witch this Halloween – to find out more visit and book your free consultation.