Genital Wart Removal
Instant. Effective. Treatment.
We understand the frustration, anxiety and stress that genital warts can cause in your life. This may especially be the case if you have tried other treatments before.
At Clarewell Clinics, we pride ourselves on being able to provide a same day genital wart removal for most of our patients and have the skillset to treat complex warts (e.g. anal/peri-anal).
Please read through the information presented below about our services and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Have had warts for more than 12 months
Have received prior treatment
Our Genital Wart Treatments
A consultation is required before proceeding with any treatment option (not included in the cost of treatment/tests/vaccine).
HPV-Wart Consultation: £50
Extended HPV-Wart Consultation: £125 (for same day hyfrecation treatment)
- Effectiveness: 94-100%
- Length of treatment: 1-2 visits (for most patients)
- Price: from £250
Often called ‘Instant Wart Removal’, hyfrecation is a highly effective procedure that treats your genital warts by carefully and safely burning them off using electrocautery. Most of our patients are cleared of their warts in one session.
Please request an Extended HPV-Wart Consultation (1-hour long) if you would like the procedure immediately after the consultation. Only available in Birmingham.
- Effectiveness: 44-75%
- Length of treatment: 6-10 visits (appointments are one week apart)
- Price: £100/weekly-session
The temperature of your genital warts are lowered to -170 degrees C, in a controlled manner. With repeated freezing and thawing the cells that produce the warts are killed. Warts may shrink and shrivel over days and weeks, and may finally disappear.
Some local discomfort and burning is occasionally felt during and for few hours after the treatment.
3. Local Creams
- Effectiveness: 60-70%
- Length of treatment: 4-16 weeks
- We issue a private prescription
We will ask you to apply the cream yourself on your warts. You will need to apply the box of creams for 4-16 weeks for the full effect to take place.
This treatment is not recommended during pregnancy or if you’re planning to conceive.
Some genital warts may disappear by themsleves within 12 months of having them. This means it can be very important to know whether a genital wart is new or old (which can be helped by taking a detailed medical & sexual history) and keeping a close eye on your genital area.
Step 2: Discuss various treatment options.
Step 3: Proceed with the treatment
Step 4: Follow-Up with an appointment in 2 weeks
For men: pubic, peri-anal, anal, scrotal & penile warts.
For women: pubic, peri-anal, anal, vulval, vaginal & introital warts.
Warts and similar lesions anywhere on the body (including face, around eyes, neck & thighs) can be treated.
We will offer you a follow-up appointment to make sure that your lesions have healed well and answer any remaining questions that you may have.
This is done within 2 weeks after your procedure and is included in the cost of your treatment (for Hyfrecation only).
FAQs on Genital Wart Removal
Which treatment is for me?
Our Hyfrecation treatment is especially loved by those who have tried various methods over months and years, at a great cost of time and money, without the desired results.
Can I get treatment on the same appointment?
Can I get these treatments from my GP or the NHS?
I am pregnant. Can I still get treatment?
It is also important to note that warts recede soon after delivery, therefore you may wish to wait until after delivery.
Will my warts come back?
Do I need a referral letter from my GP?
Page reviewed by Dr. Manoj Malu (Clinical Director)
Last reviewed date: 3 March 2020
Next review due: 3 March 2023
Whilst this content is written and reviewed by sexual health specialists, it is for general guidance only. It is not intended to replace the advice of your clinician.
Reference & Further Reading
- British Association for Sexual Health and HIV: UK National Guidelines on the Management of Anogenital Warts 2015
- British Association of Dermatologists: Guidelines for the management of cutaneous warts 2014
- American Journal of Clinical Dermatology: Genital Warts: Current and Future Management Options
- Clinical Medicine & Research: An Armamentarium of Wart Treatments
- Clinics in Dermatology: Genital warts and other HPV infections: Established and novel therapies
- Clinical Infectious Diseases: Genital Warts and Their Treatment
- Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: Treatment of anogenital warts
- Practical Therapeutics: Optimum Treatment of Genital Warts
- International Journal of STD & AIDS: Treatment of genital warts — what’s the evidence?
- Sexually Transmitted Infections: The management of difficult anogenital warts
- The New England Journal of Medicine: Latent Papillomavirus and Recurring Genital Warts
- American Family Physician: Management of Genital Warts
- American Family Physician: Management of External Genital Warts
If you are experiencing symptoms
It is important to refer to a healthcare provider as soon as possible. Our experience combined with timely detection can help avoid complications in the future.