Verruca (VP Needling)
Warts are small, rough lumps on the skin that are benign (non-cancerous). A wart on the sole of the foot is called a verruca. The clinical name for a verruca is a plantar wart. Warts are caused by infection with a virus known as the human papilloma virus (HPV).
Warts and verrucas are caused by a virus. They can be spread to other people from contaminated surfaces or through close skin contact. You're more likely to spread a wart or verruca if your skin is wet or damaged.
At Soles Foot Clinic we use a procedure called VP needling. This is a minor surgical procedure, which involves the use of a fine needle to puncture the verruca lesion and dermo epidermal junction multiple times under local anaesthesia, to minimise pain and discomfort. This is to cause bleeding and stimulate the body’s immune system to resolve the problem.