A verruca is an infection of the epidermis layer of the skin due to one of the numerous human papilloma viruses (HPV). They are contracted through broken skin (such as a cut or graze), which allows the virus to invade and trigger the rapid growth of cells on the outer layer of the skin. Verrucae are often found on the feet.

Skyn Doctor uses Cryopen, an advanced cryotherapy device that delivers an ultra cold jet of high pressure nitrous oxide to safely remove the skin lesion.


  • The treatment is very quick, usually taking a few minutes
  • Non-invasive
  • There is virtually no down time
  • Painless treatment
  • No anaesthetic is needed
How does the treatment work?
Is there any pain with the treatment?
What are the treatment costs?
How does the treatment work?

The applicator is held as close as possible to the skin imperfection and moved quickly towards and away from it. The nitrous oxide destroys the tissue by freezing the inter-cellular fluid in a matter of seconds, forming ice shards and crystals which rupture the membrane, thereby destroying the cell. That means there will be no collateral damage to healthy tissue. It’s incredibly accurate and precise.

Is there any pain with the treatment?

Cryotherapy is a virtually painless procedure. There may be a mild sensation similar to a stinging nettle on the skin when the nitrous oxide reaches the bottom of the area but is usually well tolerated.

What are the treatment costs?

It is very difficult to state a fixed price as it will depend on the size, depth, quantity and area of the skin lesion being treated.

Prices typically start from £50 with discounted prices being available for multiple lesions/areas.

For a more accurate quote please contact Skyn Doctor to arrange a consultation with one of our therapists.