Who can use Wartner Cryotherapy?

Wartner Cryotherapy may be used by most adults. You can also use Wartner Cryotherapy to remove warts and verrucas on children over the age of four, but the treatment must be carried out by an adult.

How serious are the various side-effects?

  • White coloration of the skin: as soon as you press the foam applicator onto the problem area, the skin turns white. This discoloration quickly decreases as soon as the foam applicator is removed.
  • The appearance of a blister: this blister will disappear as soon as the wart or verruca falls off the skin. New skin will already have formed under the blister.
  • Discomfort during use: a stinging sensation may occur when the foam applicator is pressed onto the skin. This stinging sensation quickly fades once the foam applicator is removed.
  • Local tissue death: this will only occur during deep freezing of the skin. Therefore, never hold the foam applicator on a wart for more than 20 seconds (40 seconds for verrucas)
  • Scars and nerve damage: this will only occur from careless use caused by not following the instructions on the information leaflet. Never hold the foam applicator on the wart for more than 20 seconds (40 seconds for verrucas) to ensure that there is no deep freezing and therefore no damage.

Are there any side-effects from using Wartner Cryotherapy?

There are a number of possible side-effects:

  • As with all freezing methods, the skin may turn white temporarily.
  • A blister develops under the wart, but this is part of the treatment and is harmless.
  • Using Wartner Cryotherapy may cause some discomfort.
  • Applying the foam applicator to the wart or verruca for too long may lead to local tissue death. You should therefore follow the instructions carefully and apply the treatment for the time specified based on the size of the wart or verruca.
  • Always use Wartner Cryotherapy very carefully and accurately. If you’re not careful, scars and nerve damage may occur.

When should I not use Wartner Cryotherapy?

  • If you are diabetic.
  • If you are pregnant.
  • 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.
  • Wartner Cryotherapy should not be used on children under the age of four.

I’ve tried Wartner Cryotherapy once, but nothing happened, what do I do next?

For old or persistent warts or verrucas, two or three applications maybe required. To help with treatment, remove the top layer of skin with a pumice stone or emery board; this will expose the core. Treat each wart or verruca with a 2-week interval between treatments. Consult your doctor if there is no improvement after three treatments.