Frequently asked questions

About Wartner wart pen

When should Wartner Wart Pen NOT be used?

Wartner Wart Pen may not be used in the following cases:

  • For removing warts on the face or the genitals;
  • For treating skin conditions with signs of inflammation;
  • For removing dark moles, dark-colored, hairy or otherwise unusual looking skin conditions which resemble warts;
  • For removing warts on children under the age of four.
  • If the common wart or verruca is located in a sensitive area with thin skin (e.g. the face, neck, armpits, chin, breast) or on genital warts.
  • If the nearby or affected skin is inflamed.
  • If you are not certain that the skin condition you are treating is a common wart or verruca.
  • Consult a doctor if you are diabetic.
  • Consult a doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
What are the components of the Wartner Wart Pen treatment?
Wartner Wart Pen contains a gel formulation based on trichloroacetic acid (TCA) in a easy to use pen applicator with a twist-and-turn mechanism to disclose the correct amount of gel to be applied on the wart.
How does Wartner Wart Pen work?

The Wartner Wart & Verruca Pen is a medical device indicated for treatment of common warts and verrucas. The pen applicator contains a new highly concentrated wart & verruca removal gel based on the traditional acid method.

The TCA gel allows the elimination of warts or verrucas thanks to a topical chemical eradication action. The gel induces the peeling of the keratotic tissue of the wart (or verruca) and allows the destruction of the causative virus. After wart (or verruca) desquamation, the skin will regenerate.

Will using Wartner Wart Pen hurt?

TCA is a corrosive agent and causes skin peeling within 10-15 minutes. Large amount of TCA gel might cause a slight tingling sensation that should disappear quickly.

If applied on the thin, damaged or sensitive skin, TCA may cause burning and painful sensation- but the sensation is transient and should disappear within few minutes. If painful sensation occurs the excess of the gel should be immediately cleaned out with water.

Is Wartner Wart Pen safe to use?

Yes, Wartner Wart Pen is safe to use if you follow the instructions carefully; however we do not advise use on children under the age of four.
CE Marked and classified as a Medical Device, which conforms to European guidelines (Council Directive 93/42/EEC amended by 2007/47/EC) Wartner Wart Pen has been assessed by several scientific and medical experts as being a safe method for the removal of warts and verrucas.

How does TCA work compared to salicylic acid?

TCA is an effective acid gel for a convenient & fast removal of warts & verrucas

 

Salicylic acid

TCA gel

Treatment period

8 to 12 weeks

Effective from the first week

Suitable for children

Certain references

Yes

Acid concentration

++

+++

Applicator

Brushes/tubes

Pen

Form

Mostly liquid

Gel

Systemic effects

Can have systemic effect, can cause blood coagulation

No effect on blood coagulation

 

  • TCA is scientifically proven to have a long lasting peeling effect on the wart, which allows a continuous action on the wart.  It destroys the HPV virus.
  • The pH rate of TCA= 1.9 whereas salicylic acid has a pH rate of 2.4, which means that TCA is a stronger acid than salicylic acid.
  • Wartner wart pen is in gel format while salicylic acid compositions are generally in liquid form. The gel allows having a more precise application on the affected spot without too much invasion of the healthy skin around it by using an innovative applicator.
Will I get a scar from using Wartner Wart Pen?

If you follow correctly all the directions in the instruction leaflet, using Wartner Wart Pen will not result in scarring. It is important to use the product exactly as instructed as overexposure to the formula could cause temporary burning, temporary pain, mild temporary ulceration and temporary discoloration of surrounding skin.

If I have more than one common wart or verruca, can I treat them all at once?

Yes, if you have several common warts or verrucas in the same area you can treat them at the same time. However, in case you have 3 or more warts in the same area, please consult a doctor before using Wartner Wart Pen Wart Pen.

Is Wartner Wart Pen difficult to apply?

No. Wartner Wart Pen should be applied with precision, but it’s not difficult. The information leaflet explains exactly how you should apply Wartner Wart Pen.

How many times should I turn the twist-and-turn wheel before the first drop of TCA is released?

When the Wartner Wart Pen is used for the first time, it is necessary to fully turn the dial on the top of the pen clockwise to load the gel into the brush tip until the first drop is visible.  Several full turns might be needed as the gel is stored at the top of the Pen (to avoid leakage prior to first treatment)

Do not turn the dial more than the amount of times necessary to release 1 drop of formulation, as this may result in over-dispensing of TCA and smearing on normal skin, which might cause severe irritation of the area.

How long should I leave the gel on the wart?

It depends on the size of the wart or verruca (see instruction leaflet). Usually, 10 to 15 minutes are enough for the TCA to be absorbed on the wart.

How often may I use Wartner Wart Pen?

Wartner Wart Pen should be applied twice daily for 4 days. After this treatment of 4 days, the skin will peel off over the next 4 days. You can carefully remove the peeling skin under lukewarm water. After the treatment, new skin (free from warts) will form. The wart may disappear from the first week of treatment. If the wart does not disappear completely, repeat the treatment after a break of 4 days. You can repeat this treatment schedule up to 4 times.

If the wart (or verruca) is small (size of a needle point), only apply the gel once a day

How do I use Wartner Wart Pen?

When the Pen is used for the first time, it is necessary to fully turn the dial on the top of the pen clockwise to load the gel into the brush tip until the first drop is visible. Several full turns might be needed as the gel is stored at the top of the Pen (to avoid leakage prior to first treatment).

STEP 1

Hold the pen vertically with the brush tip facing downwards. Slowly turn/click the dial on the top of the Pen clockwise to dispense the gel.

STEP 2

Allow the gel to flow into the brush tip for 3 to 5 seconds

STEP 3

Carefully apply the dispensed gel only on the wart or verruca (not on healthy skin surrounding it)

STEP 4

Let the gel dry for 10-15 minutes before putting on clothes or shoes.

The Wartner Pen formula is very concentrated and only one drop is needed per application. Carefully cover the entire surface of the wart and not the healthy skin surrounding it. Once the treatment is completed, carefully clean the pen with a tissue before storage.

 

2 ADDITIONAL STEPS FOR VERRUCAS for optimal preparation and after-treatment


PRIOR TO THE TREATMENT

First, soak the foot in warm water for 5 minutes and then rub the callous carefully with a file (widely available for purchase) to expose the verruca. Dry it thoroughly so there is no water/moisture between the wart and the Wartner TCA gel. Do not apply the TCA gel when the skin is bleeding or broken. File not included.

STEP 1-4

Same as for the removal of warts as above. Once treatment is complete, carefully clean the Wartner Pen with a tissue before storage.

I’ve tried Wartner Wart Pen once, but nothing happened, what do I do next?
For verrucas, which are more persistent and more difficult to treat, 2 extra steps are needed prior to the treatment. First, soak the foot in warm water for 5 minutes and then rub the callous carefully with a file (widely available for purchase) to expose the persistent verruca. Dry it thoroughly so there is no water/moisture between the wart and the Wartner TCA gel. Do not apply the TCA gel when the skin is bleeding or broken. File not included.

If there is no improvement after the first treatment period of 4 days, repeat the treatment after a break of 4 days, you can repeat this treatment schedule up to 4 times. If there is no improvement after the 4 treatment, please consult a doctor.

Will successfully treated common warts or verrucas return?

A successfully treated wart or verruca usually means that it has been removed permanently. The body’s immune system will normally purge any remaining traces.

Are there any side-effects from using Wartner Wart Pen?

There are a number of possible side-effects:

  • Using Wartner Wart Pen Wart Pen may cause some discomfort (transient tingling, burning sensation)In case of small warts, there is higher chance of wounding or discomfort experience, therefore the application should be limited to 1 time a day.
  • Always use Wartner Wart Pen Wart Pen very carefully and accurately. If you’re not careful, scars and minor skin damage may occur.
What should I do if the side-effects do not disappear?

Always consult a doctor if the stinging sensation does not disappear or if other complications occur through using Wartner Wart Pen Wart Pen.

Who can use Wartner Wart Pen?

Wartner Wart Pen may be used by most adults. You can also use Wartner Wart Pen to remove warts and verrucas on children over the age of four, but the treatment must be carried out by an adult. If you are diabetic, pregnant and/or breast-feeding, please consult a doctor before using Wartner Wart Pen Wart Pen.

Can Wartner Wart Pen be used to treat children?

Yes, Wartner Wart Pen is suitable for children over the age of four.

Is it dangerous to use Wartner Wart Pen to treat children under four?
We do not recommend the use of Wartner Wart Pen to treat children under the age of four.
Can Wartner Wart Pen be used by pregnant women?

Yes, Wartner Wart Pen Wart Pen can be used by pregnant and breast-feeding women. However, consult a doctor before use.

How quickly will the wart or verruca disappear?

The wart or verruca may disappear as from the first week. It takes in average between 1 to 4 weeks before the wart or the verruca disappears.

What should I do if the wart doesn’t disappear after 4 weeks?
If the wart or verruca doesn’t significantly decrease in size after 4 weeks, please consult your doctor if the wart does not disappear after 4 weeks of treatment.
What is the best way to take care of the area I’ve treated?

Make sure that the area stays clean. Do not pick at or scratch it. TCA treated skin may become hard (dead skin cells forming callus). Thick skin can be carefully removed using a file during bath or shower.

In order to protect healthy skin around the treated wart, white petrolatum cream can be applied, or a plaster can be used.

If treated wart is on the exposed/frequently used spot (like fingertip or joint), the treated area can be protected with a plaster.

Who manufactures Wartner Wart Pen?

Wartner Wart Pen is manufactured by medical brands, Veembroederhof 96, 1019 HC Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Where can I buy Wartner Wart Pen?

Wartner Wart Pen is exclusively available in pharmacies. You can buy Wartner Wart Pen at your local pharmacy.

Can I let the area I have treated get wet?
Yes. You can shower and swim after treatment with the Wartner Pen.