NICE (National Institute for Clinical Evidence) guidelines recommend treatment using Salycylic acid 60-70%. The treatment involves six to eight treatments once a week. The acid remains in situ for three days after the visit and is held on by specialist padding.
Dry needling is an effective one off treatment initiating the bodies own immune response to the verruca. Recent studies show a 70% success rate. A local anaesthetic is required for this treatment and may not be suitable for children.
Cryotherapy (freezing) is also offered in certain circumstances.