Verrutop – Topical Treatment for Verruca

Don’t endure the pain and discomfort of a verucca or wart any longer. Seek swift and professional treatment at The Hartland Podiatry Clinic in Wantage, Oxfordshire.

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Understanding Verrucas

What is a Verruca?

Verruca is a skin infection caused by The Human Papilloma Virus. Viruses are made up of complex proteins and invade the outermost layer of the skin (epidermis). It usually appears as a plaque of hard skin with an irregular border and can have black dots (blood vessels) scattered throughout. Verruca can be very painful and can appear on any part of the body.

It’s important to remember that verrucas and warts can take months or even years to disappear and the virus is contagious and can spread to others. 

Introducing Verrutop Treatment

What is Verrutop?

Verrutop is a new UK treatment classified as a Class 2A Healthcare Product, exclusively administered by qualified medical professionals.

How does Verrutop work?

Verrutop is a topical solution crafted from a unique blend of three organic acids—lactic, acetic, and oxalic—combined with copper, zinc salts, and nitric acid to create the powerful “Nitric Zinc Complex.” This complex initiates two key processes: Desiccation and Denaturation.

Desiccation: Desiccation is a dehydration process that targets the HPV virus’s protein-based covering, causing breakdown and destruction, preventing viral replication.

Denaturation: Denaturation weakens the structure of DNA found in viral proteins, disrupting essential activities and leading to viral cell death.

How effective is Verrutop treatment?

A study involving 200 patients with 766 verrucae demonstrated an 89.3% clearance rate within 6 treatment sessions.

What can I expect if I have Verrutop treatment?

Patients will always be booked in for an Initial Assessment. During this appointment the Specialist Podiatrist will assess if you are suitable for Verrutop.

Verrutop is applied to verruca via a small capillary tube. The surface of the verruca is covered in the solution. The verruca may change colour and appear a white/yellow colour. Patients will be advised to apply surgical spirit to the verruca twice a day between treatments to aid the desiccation process. The process will be repeated every two weeks up to a maximum of six sessions.

Is the treatment painful?

The treatment in the vast majority of cases is painless. Some patients may experience a slight tingling or burning sensation. If this is the case, it is short term.

Is everyone suitable for treatment?

Verrutop is a safe topical treatment.

Verrutop should not be used:

  • On healthy skin
  • On tumours, keloids or flat warts
  • On children under the age of 6 years
  • On women who are pregnant or breast feeding
  • On patients with impaired circulation or sensation
  • On patients already using other topical treatments
  • On patients already undergoing other skin treatments, e.g. skin cancer


If you would like to book an Assessment at The Hartland Podiatry Clinic please contact the clinic either by telephone on 01235 798313 or complete the form below and a member of staff will contact you to book your Assessment.