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dry needling verruca removal treatment

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Dry Needling

Dry needling 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 to 18 weeks.

At a glance

Treatment time

90 minutes



Full recovery

One day

Back to work time

Next day

Sensitivity period


Duration of result

Long-term (no guarantee against re-infection)

Risks & complications

Low risk of Infection


Dry Needling Procedure


Additional procedure 'Plexr'

from £185




  • 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 the 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 no be touched or picked.

Please note, the above aftercare is just a guide. Full aftercare advice will be given to you when you attend your appointment with us.

Dry Needling


The procedure involves a 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.

Usually 3 – 4 hours.

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.

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

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

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.

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