Are All Warts Related To The HPV Virus?

All warts, including genital warts, are brought on by HPV family strains. Genital warts are produced by a different strain of the virus than those that affect your hands or feet or other parts of your body.

Other non-sexually transmitted illnesses, such as plantar and common warts, are also caused by HPV. The same warts that infect your hands and feet do not infect your genitalia. The top layer of skin is infected by general HPV infections, which are typically disseminated through a small scratch and do not result in genital warts.

Warts are spread via contact with an infected person. A common wart infection will affect the majority of people at least once in their lifetime.


Types of warts brought on by non-sexual HPV strains

Several different types of warts are brought on by non-sexually transmitted HPV strains, including:

Flat warts

Common warts

Plantar warts

How do HPV warts appear?

Flat warts are bumps that are slightly elevated, flat at the top, and darker than the surrounding skin. These are frequent in kids and usually show up on their faces, especially the forehead. They may occur on a man’s face where facial hair grows, and on a woman’s legs.

Common warts show up as rough, raised bumps on the fingers, elbows, or hands. These warts are typically uncomfortable and unpleasant. Additionally, they are prone to bleeding and wounds. These are extremely contagious and can be transmitted by touching the wart.

Plantar warts, which are rough, hard growths that typically occur on the heels and balls of the feet, can be uncomfortable.

HPV warts are spread in what way?

The accelerated cell development in the epidermal layer of the skin is the cause of the spread of warts associated with HPV. A skin wart, also known as a common wart, is a sign that the person has come into contact with the virus. It is significant to remember that the development of the wart following exposure could perhaps take months. After shaking hands with someone who has a wart or several warts on their hands, skin warts may appear. Additionally, touching inanimate objects like towels, razors might spread the infection.

When a virus or wart comes into touch with skin that has been cut or wounded, it is most common for that person to develop the general HPV virus. This is one of the causes of facial warts in men, which can spread as a result of shaving nicks. Women who shave their legs may also experience them on certain areas.


Cryopen is the best treatment for quickly and painlessly getting rid of warts, verrucas, skin tags, milia, cherry angiomas, age spots, and other skin flaws. Amazing skin can be attained in a matter of seconds with minimal invasion and without the need of injections.

Why do you want Cryopen?

The need for it still exists even if cosmetic operations such cherry angiomas, milias, and skin tags can no longer be treated through routine NHS procedures. Without the need for anaesthesia or injections, Cryopen is a simple and quick treatment for some common skin conditions.

Cryopen is useful for whom?

Cryopen is suitable for youngsters because it essentially doesn’t cause any discomfort and doesn’t require any injections. Anyone with skin blemishes may be considered a candidate for this surgery, although it is always a good idea to consult with a skilled practitioner before the process.

A lot of people have queries about Cryopen.

What transpires during a treatment?

A small applicator is used to apply liquid nitrogen to the unwanted tissue after being pressed against the skin defect. The skin is then given the opportunity to defrost and revert to its original colour.

Are there any adverse consequences of any kind?

This method is non-invasive and is regarded as having a lower risk. Although the risk of side effects is quite rare, the following few might be identified:
temporary changes to the treatment site colour scheme.
Sensational loss that passes quickly.
soreness at the site of the therapy.

Inform your clinic if you have any questions about any of these concerns.

How much time will it take to recover?

Both the treatment and the subsequent recuperation period are not painful. Depending on the size of the treatment site, it usually takes 1-6 weeks. Typically, sores appear darker because they will flake or peel off when new skin grows on top of them.

What conditions may CryoPen treat?

Viral warts, skin tags, seborrheic keratosis, actinic keratosis, as well as other benign lesions can all be treated with the CryoPen. Prior to treatment, a proper medical diagnosis is required because we can only treat benign lesions. You will be advised to ask your general practitioner for permission to start treatment if a lesion appears suspect.

Depending on the type of skin lesion, treatment may be applied to the face, torso, or scalp. It is possible to handle many locations in a single session.

How exactly does CryoPen function?

The CryoPen allows our physician to work with precision that is millimeter-perfect since it generates a pressurised, incredibly fine jet of nitrous oxide from its idea. The targeted cells are destroyed by freezing the intercellular fluid, which results in the formation of ice crystals that damage the cell membrane while sparing healthy cells.

Is using a CryoPen for cryotherapy risk-free?

The safety of cryotherapy has long been established, as has the risk of problems, even though using a CryoPen is less risky than using many other treatments and procedures. N2O is directly delivered to the area by Cryopen, sparing the surrounding, healthy cells. The FDA and the CE have both approved Cryopen. Because our team believes it is only secure to be administered by someone who is sufficiently trained, Cryopen treatments at Cryosonic are always administered by one of our highly skilled practitioners or cosmetic nurses.

Does Cryopen therapy cause harm?

With only minor discomfort, it is typically very well tolerated. When the nitrous oxide reaches the sore’s lowest point, it feels like a stinging nettle on the skin, but this sensation swiftly goes away. After treatment, there may occasionally be some persistent stinging that lasts for several minutes.

Following therapy, the skin lesion may become painful, red, and also inflamed. There may also be some blistering, and occasionally a scab may form. If a considerably deeper freeze is required, this may occasionally result in a higher level of discomfort, which may be felt both immediately after the treatment and for a variable amount of time after that. This should not be confused with regular cryotherapy, which typically damages healthy cells and can be quite painful.

How soon can I expect to receive results?

Depending on the depth and size of the sore, healing can take anywhere between one and six weeks after therapy. Lesions typically have a darker colour (dead cells), which will slough or peel off as the skin underneath heals. After four weeks, a follow-up visit is advised to assess the initial treatment’s effectiveness and determine whether further application is necessary.

What must I do after receiving Cryopen treatment?

When you receive Cryopen therapy at the Facility, you will undoubtedly receive detailed aftercare instructions. There is no actual downtime with Cryopen; frequently, clients schedule this procedure during their lunch break and also go right back to work.

Unless we have specifically advised you to do so, we do not recommend covering the area with clothing or a plaster. Healing will often take between one and six weeks to complete. We kindly urge that you schedule a visit with us as soon as possible for a review if you have any concerns that the wound may be infected (growing redness or discomfort, yellow discharge, or pus).

What may I anticipate following treatment?

In the days that follow, a scab will frequently develop, and the lesion may become slightly red and unappealing-looking. While it is possible to develop a small area of scarring or a change in skin colour, this will typically go away over a period of 1-6 weeks and the remaining area will normally return to normal. It’s crucial to avoid picking at the scab because doing so could leave scars.

To make sure that the desired outcome has been achieved, we offer a four-week follow-up appointment. If considered required, a further top up can be performed at this follow-up consultation.

Following the recommended course of treatment, it is common to suffer repeated pain that can persist for around an hour. Following this, the area will frequently become slightly red, painful, and inflamed, and a sore may form. The wound may cause some sobbing, and there may also be some crying from the scab. Avoid picking at the wound because doing so could leave scars. The skin sore will become drier, assume a darker colour, and eventually peel off in one to two weeks as the wound heals. It is vital to avoid picking at the wound because doing so will lengthen the healing process. Leg sores typically take a little longer to heal than other sores. If more treatment is required, it will be applied at a follow-up consultation.

How frequently will I need treatment?

The effects of CryoPen therapy are long-lasting, however it may require more than one application to completely eradicate the sore. After 2-4 weeks, a follow-up examination is advised to see how the initial therapy has fared and whether additional application is necessary.

Will the CryoPen procedure work for me?

Clients frequently have a lot of questions and concerns before starting CryoPen treatment for the first time. Knowing everything there is to know about the removal of skin lesions will help ensure that you are happy with the results of your therapy. This will be carried out during your optional, cost-free exam. You will be given information on what the treatment comprises and have your suitability for treatment assessed. We may advise you against treatment if we believe this is in your best interests. We always make sure that you receive an honest analysis that takes your demands into account.

Who should not receive CryoPen treatment?

Treatment with the CryoPen is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing, as well as individuals who have autoimmune diseases or cold sensitivity. Additionally, it is not the best option for people who have keloid scarring.

Is this medical care covered by the NHS?

As it is seen as a cosmetic surgery, the removal of skin tags, millia, and cherry angiomas is no longer treatable as a routine NHS procedure. You can now receive this treatment at Cryosonic thanks to the CryoPen.

Can I get CryoPen treatment if my skin is darker?

If you have a darker skin tone, it will definitely be advisable to perform repeated short freezing cycles. This simply means that you might need further sessions spaced a few weeks apart in order to completely remove your lesion.

Can children receive CryoPen treatment?

Yes, the reduced pain allows us to frequently treat younger individuals without causing them any discomfort. Before your child receives therapy, you will undoubtedly be asked to fill out an adult approval form.