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  • Warts/Verruca are benign (not cancerous) skin growths that appear when a virus infects the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause warts are called human papillomavirus (HPV). You are more likely to get one of these viruses if you cut or damage your skin in some way.
    Wart viruses are contagious. Warts can spread by contact with the wart or something that touched the wart. Warts are often skin-colored and feel rough, but they can be dark (brown or gray-black), flat, and smooth.

  • Types of Warts:

    • Common Warts

    • Foot/Plantar Warts

    • Flat Warts

  • Treatment for Warts:

    • Cryotherapy or Liquid Nitrogen

    • Cantharidin or Bleomycin

    • Electrosurgery and Curettage

    • Excisions

    • Laser Treatment

  • Swift Swift is a new technology, developed in the UK, which has been licenced for the general treatment of skin lesions in Podiatry and Dermatology. Swift uses microwave energy which is delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to treat the affected tissue.

    Available at the following location: Kew Gardens.

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