Plantar warts also known as verruca pedis, are infections in the skin caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Traditional treatments for plantar warts include burning, freezing, acid treatments, persistence, lots of appointments and expense – all of which can be painful and not much fun!
At FARC we have introduced a NEW treatment that enables us to treat warts with minimal discomfort and fast results. This new treatment is also safer than most other treatments.
This new treatment is that it is very specific to the wart, causing minimal damage to the surrounding skin, minimising the risk of scarring that some of the other therapies may lead to. When compared to other treatments, pain and discomfort is minimal and generally requires far fewer treatments!
What is it?
Cantharidin is a chemical compound that is naturally secreted by many species of blister beetle including the Spanish fly. In diluted form it can be an effective way of removing warts and is also known as the beetle juice wart treatment.
How does it work?
Cantharadin when applied carefully in a specific area causes blistering to skin containing the wart virus, separating the wart infected skin from the surrounding healthy skin, while not leaving scar tissue unlike other available therapies.
Why does Cantharadin do so well?
Cantharadin separates the wart infected tissue away from the healthy tissue with minimal damage to the healthy tissue. This means faster treatments, less pain, less expense and better results.
How do I get treatment?
All of our clinics have this treatment available and all our clinicians are trained in using cantharadin. Book an appointment through our website or give us a call on (03) 6327 1920 (Tasmania) or (03) 9645 7955 (South Melbourne)