At selected private sexual health clinics, Better2Know can help you arrange Genital Wart removal using a process called Cryotherapy. This method of Genital Wart treatment is recommended for small warts that may appear on the penis or around the vulva, especially if there are multiple warts.
Genital Wart Removal (Cryotherapy)
When you arrive for your confidential appointment at one of our private sexual health clinics in the UK, you will be seen by a private doctor. Your Better2Know doctor will examine the warts that require treatment and answer your queries, should you have any.
Liquid nitrogen is used for this form of Genital Wart removal. The warts are frozen to destroy the diseased tissue. The Cryotherapy process will be explained by your doctor before the treatment begins. During the removal, you may feel a mild burning sensation.
After the Genital Wart treatment, you may experience a little discomfort in the location of the wart, slight blistering or skin irritation. Your skin can take between one to three weeks to heal. You are advised to take care of the treated areas to help prevent infection. Additionally, you should avoid having sex until the area of skin around the wart has completely healed.
In some cases, you may require repeat treatments to maintain results.
How do you catch Genital Warts?
Most cases of Genital Warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) – particularly types 6 and 11. HPV is a group of viruses with over 100 different strains. It is an extremely common sexually transmitted infection that does not often show symptoms. As a result, many people remain unaware they have been infected.
HPV is usually transmitted through unprotected sexual contact, including vaginal sex, anal sex, and in some cases, oral sex. The infection can also be passed on through skin-to-skin contact alone, as well as through sex toys that have not been cleaned before and after use.
Preventing Genital Warts
Using barrier methods such as condoms or dental dams during any sexual activity will help reduce the risk of catching STIs such as Genital Warts. You can also get vaccinated to protect yourself against types of HPV that often cause cases of Genital Warts and certain cancers.
Better2Know’s private STI clinics throughout the UK offer the Gardasil 4 vaccine which protects you from HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18. The Gardasil 9 vaccine is also available at our sexual health clinics. This will provide protection against HPV types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58.
Book Your Genital Wart Removal Appointment
To arrange your private genital wart treatment today, please contact Better2Know’s highly trained sexual health advisors on the number listed above. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience. Alternatively, you can use our secure online booking system to organise your confidential appointment by selecting the orange button displayed at the top of the page.