Wart removal

Wart removal prevents spreading and growing of warts, minimising the risk of malignant growth development. Wart removal types and prices.

Warts can be removed for aesthetic purposes too, as they may cause discomfort in public. Warts, when located on feet, can also cause discomfort or pain during walking.

Treating warts

Patience and consistency are the cornerstones of successful wart treatment process. If the treatment process is not followed through, the wart can recur, and the treatment must be started anew. It is unlikely that a single dermatologist’s appointment will suffice, especially when treating large warts.

Various traditional medicine or home remedies may result in thickened skin, sometimes causing ulcers. In most cases, wart removal at home is nor consistent, nor persistent enough, and is usually too aggressive.

Only an experienced dermatologist has the know-how for individual assessment of the patient’s condition, choosing the most suitable methods and treatment course. Warts are commonly caused by low immunity and virus infections, and additional examination and lab tests are required for controlling and treating the condition that is causing warts. Only a doctor can recognise malignant proliferation from benign. 

Freezing warts

Cryotherapy for warts or freezing a wart with liquid nitrogen. Studies show that cryotherapy is one of the most effective methods for wart removal, also with the lowest wart recurrence rate. This method not only facilitates the necrosis of warts but also activates local immunity. Cryotherapy procedure does not require special anaesthesia.

Laser treatment for warts

Laser surgery requires anaesthesia, which can be painful in itself, especially if the treatable warts are located on palms and feet.

Imiquimod cream for warts

Special cream, prescribed by a dermatologist. The cream activates immunity, destructing warts. Painless, yet time-consuming (and cost-ineffective) treatment course. Good solution for specific cases, such as for treating warts for children.

Salicylic acid for warts

Salicylic acid can be used as the independently or in combination with other wart treatment methods. The acid in low concentration removes the stratum corneum of the skin, facilitating the freezing of a wart. The acid in high concentration cauterises the wart. Usually a lengthy treatment course, during which the patient must strictly follow the dermatologist’s orders to avoid damaging the surrounding skin. 

Curettage of warts

Scraping of wart tissue with a small, sharp, spoon-shaped tool. During the procedure, the dermatologist administers local analgesic, then, using a curette, mechanically scrapes out the wart. After the wart is removed, the wound is sometimes lightly cauterised.

Curettage allows fast removal of big sections of tissue, but, when performed independently from any other treatment method, can prove ineffective. Warts can recur due to the remaining HPV-infected tissue. In combination with other methods, such as freezing a wart, curettage is highly effective. 

Wart electrosurgery

Also known as electrocoagulation of warts. During the procedure, the dermatologist uses a special medical device that cauterises the wart with electric current. Wart cautery, when performed with analgesic, is painless. It is recommended in combination with other treatment methods.

Surgical removal of wart

The dermatologist applies an analgesic to the wart and surgically removes it with a scalpel. If the wound is small, it can close up independently, but bigger wart removal may require stitches. Surgical wart removal can be used for large warts that are difficult to treat. If the surgical incision has not been wide or deep enough, the wart can recur. Scarring may occur.

Isoprinosine tablets for warts

Prescription medicine. The tablets stimulate the immunity to fight virus infections, including HPV infection caused conditions – warts and condylomas. The drug facilitates the destruction of warts. Isoprinosine tablets are usually combined with other treatment methods.

Traditional medicine methods for treating warts

The most common ethnomedicine methods for wart removal include Greater Celandine, lemon, Aloe Vera and apple cider vinegar. Traditional medicine can be effective, but its actual potency is undetermined due to lack of clinical research.

Over-the-counter medication for warts

Pharmacies commonly offer various acidic ointments – formic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid. Various remedies for freezing a wart are available as well, but they do not contain liquid nitrogen, which means that a low enough temperature for effective wart treatment cannot be reached.

Treating your own wart is usually unsuccessful – it is either too aggressive (causing skin damage), irregular or not persistent enough. Such treatment may cause ulcers or scars, and warts can become thickened, complicating their further treatment.

Homoeopathic wart treatment

The effectiveness of homoeopathic medicine for wart removal has not been clinically proven. Note that warts can disappear without treatment due to the activity of immune system. 

Wart removal process


Determining wart type and size of affected area

Removal procedure

Recurrent and regular procedures over an extended period (1-3 procedures)

Healing period

The wound caused by wart removal must be treated in accordance with dermatologist’s instructions

Wart removal prices

The total cost of the appointment is the sum total of the consultation fee and the price of the procedure performed.


QualificationFirst visitRepeat visit
Doctor 25 € 15 €
Highly-qualified Doctor 35 € 30 €
Professor 50 € 40 €


Benign skin growths (destruction with liquid nitrogen)




Up to 2 cm in diameter


2-14 cm in diameter


More than 15 cm in diameter  



Malignant (pre-cancerous) skin growths (destruction with liquid nitrogen)




Up to 2 cm in diameter


2-14 cm in diameter


More than 15 cm in diameter  


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