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Painful or chronic skin lesions can include areas of reduced natural cushioning, corns, callus, areas of historic skin injury & scaring or verrucae.

Our special interest in dealing with these painful and chronic conditions enables us to offer you leading podiatry solutions including solutions to help prevent them and to treat or remedy them long term.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are composed of Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance and component of connective tissue. It attracts and maintains water within the extracellular space by helping to plump out and cushion the skin and surrounding tissue.

Dermal Fillers are utilised in our podiatric practice in a number of ways. They can be used to replace or supplement the loss of the natural padding between boney toes, or on the painful balls of the feet. The cushioning, pillow effect Dermal fillers can provide is used to offload and reduce pressure, reduce pain and can target the site of a corn or callus, even preventing painful corns and callus from occurring. Dermal fillers may used to prevent ulceration from developing or on site of risk.

Need to wear certain shoes in the corporate leading to excess pressure and burning sensations in the feet? Why not discuss dermal fillers with our podiatrists.

Electrosurgery

This advanced treatment enables us to offer treatment for both Verrucae and painful hard skin like corns. 

For some suitable patients, electrosurgery can offer an alternative treatment option for persistent intractable, painful corns or verrucae.

Whilst under a numbing agent for local anesthesia the lesion is treated with an electrical current to dry out or destroy the affected tissue. The area is then bandaged and wrapped and allowed to heal. Typically, only one session of treatment is usually needed, however review and follow up procedures can sometimes be beneficial.

The procedure can be discussed with you in detail by your podiatrist at your consultation to help you and your podiatrist determine if this is the right treatment for you.

Verrucae Needling

Verrucae pedis is a skin infection caused by The Human Papilloma Virus. The virus invades the outermost layer of the skin (epidermis) and causes visible lesions to appear on the skin.
Our immune system is far more active in the deeper layers of our skin (dermis) which explains why some verrucae lesions are so resilient.

Whilst under a numbing agent for local anesthesia an immune response is stimulated to promote destruction of the viral infection. This is undertaken by inserting a fine needle is to puncture the verrucae lesion and dermo epidermal junction multiple times while under local anaesthesia. Typically, only one session of treatment is usually needed.

Book your consultation with one of our podiatrists today to discuss how we can manage your painful or chronic skin lesions.

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