Dry Needling

This technique alerts the body’s immune system to the presence of the verruca, thus triggering a healing response. Research shows a high percentage clearance rate within 16-18wks.

Treatment Summary

Please note times stated below are a guide only and vary between patients.

  • Procedure Time 90 minutes
  • Full Recovery One day
  • Duration of Results Long-term (no guarantee against re-infection)
  • Back To Work Time Next day
  • Sensitivity Period N/A
  • Anaesthetic Yes
  • Risks & Complications Low risk of Infection

Prices

Dry Needling Procedure £185  additional verrucas £85 per
Review & Treatment £35

Aftercare

The dressing applied to the foot needs to stay in place for 48 hours. When removed a
dry dressing/plaster should replace the original dressing to keep the area clean.
It is advisable not to get the lesion sodden wet; very quick baths or showers are
suggested during the first week after the needling procedure. Careful drying should
be followed by application of a dry dressing/plaster to the area.
After seven days normal bathing practices can be resumed.
You can expect to initially see a red blister which will harden into a scab.
THIS MUST NOT BE TOUCHED OR PICKED.

FAQs

Can you tell me more about the procedure?

The procedure involves local anaesthetic to the area around the main verruca. Once this is
anaesthetised, a needle is used to pierce through the verruca several times. The area is then
dressed and a deflective pad is applied to aid walking.

How long till the anaesthetic wears off?

Usually 3 – 4 hours.

Can I take any painkillers?

Yes. Paracetamol is allowed. However, try to avoid anti- inflammatories eg Ibuprofen, as we
are trying to promote an inflammatory response. Also try to avoid drugs which thins the
blood eg aspirin, for 72 hours before and 24 hours after the procedure. If you are taking this
for a medical reason, please discuss with your GP before stopping.

Will I be able to drive home?

You are unlikely to be covered by your car insurance whilst your foot is numb.

Will I be able to wear my shoes?

As the dressing and padding may be thick, it is best to bring flip-flops along.

Do I need to be seen again?

Resolution of the verruca can take up to six months.
It is important to keep your review appointment with us following the procedure in about 10-
12 weeks.

Can I go back to work?

Yes, as long as it is not too painful and you are able to walk on the area.