Liquid nitrogen is a quick and easy solution for wart removal and verruca treatment. Pop in to have skin tags, warts and verrucas treated safely and effectively. We can do wart treatments and verruca treatments during a regular mole check.
An effective, easy treatment for verrucas and wart
Often during a mole check, we find superficial warts, verrucas and other non-cancerous skin irregularities which can easily be removed by liquid nitrogen, which is a type of cryotherapy. In seconds, warts and verrucas can be frozen which then causes warts or lesions to scab for 1-2 weeks, fall off and then heal.
Liquid nitrogen can only be administered in a medical clinic as it is a cold liquified gas. The liquid nitrogen destroys the tissue by freezing it. As well as being very fast, it’s also relatively painless.
What can you expect from liquid nitrogen therapy?
- We apply liquid nitrogen for 5 – 10 seconds either with a spray gun or on a swab stick
- You might feel mild stinging while the Liquid nitrogen treatment happens and experience redness
- It should turn white after the treatment before forming a scab
- Avoid knocking or picking the scab, and consider covering with a plaster or Vaseline to protect it
- Sometimes two liquid nitrogen treatments may be needed before the lesion disappears completely.
Can liquid nitrogen treat your skin lesions?
Liquid nitrogen can treat a variety of superficial lesions but is not suitable for mole removal. Try this treatment, for instance, on :
- Viral warts
- Sunspots (Solar keratosis)
- Molluscum contagiosum in adults
- Senile warts (seborrhoeic keratoses)
- Some skin tags
It’s a good idea to get a regular mole check and you can ask for Liquid Nitrogen treatment during this appointment or just pop in to see one of our Practise Nurses.
Health care professionals providing liquid nitrogen
Frequently asked questions
To join our clinic, you first need to fill out the patient enrolment forms to register with the PHO that we belong to. This is a Ministry of Health requirement. You will need to provide proof of identity and eligibility which may include the following forms of identification:
- NZ Passport or NZ birth certificate
- International passport with resident visa OR work visa of minimum 24-month duration
On the enrolment form you need to indicate which of our doctors (currently taking new patients) that you would like to be registered with.
Yes. As part of completing your enrollment, we request that you have a new patient screening appointment with one of our Nursing or Medical Centre Assistant team members.
This new patient appointment enables our team to work with you to better understand your current health and wellbeing.
Following the new patient appointment as above, you can book your first consultation with your nominated doctor.
The length of your first appointment with your new doctor will be as follows:
0-39 years 40 years - 15 Minutes - 30 minutes
40 years+ - 15 Minutes - 30 minutes
|0-13 yrs||14-17 yrs||18-39 yrs||40+ yrs|
|Free||$10 for screening and appointment||$10 for screening and appointment||$10 for screening and appointment|
|Free||$10 for Doctor appointment||$19.50||$39 for double appointment|
Payment is required at the time of consultation
You will get full access to the patient portal “My Indici” once you have completed your screening appointment.
Payment is required at time of consultation. Please note that unpaid accounts will incur an additional $10 monthly administration cost.
There may be additional costs for treatments/tests/materials
We recommend that you book your future appointments via your patient portal My Indici.
If you need an urgent appointment, then please phone the clinic. We have doctors available to discuss your urgent health needs on the day.
All consultations are by appointment only.
We are open:
Monday 7am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:15am - 5pm
Wednesday 7am - 5pm
Thursday 8:15am - 5pm
Friday 8:15am - 5pm
For health services after hours visit East Care Accident & Medical, 260 Botany Road, Golflands, Auckland 2013. Their phone is 09 277 1516.
Under 14 Years - Free 14 - 17 years - $14 18 years & over - $16
Note charge is the same for in person or by phone or video as you are still receiving the same high quality health provider assessment, diagnosis and planning.