Corn Removal

Corn is a thickened area of skin that develops on the feet, usually as a result of pressure or friction. They are typically found on the toes or the soles of the feet and can be quite painful. Corns are caused by repeated rubbing or pressure on an area of the skin, which can lead to the skin thickening in that spot as a protective measure.

There are several different treatment options available for corn removal, including:

  • Paring: This involves gently shaving down the thickened skin with a scalpel or a specialized tool called a pumice stone.
  • Salicylic acid: This is a common treatment for corns that involves applying a medicated patch or liquid containing salicylic acid to the corn. Salicylic acid helps to soften and break down the thickened skin.
  • Cryotherapy: This is a procedure where liquid nitrogen is applied to the corn, freezing it, and then it falls off.
  • Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove a corn. This is typically only done if other treatments have been unsuccessful or if the corn is causing severe pain or difficulty walking.
  • Padding and foot care: To prevent corns from reoccurring, padding or other protective devices can be used to reduce pressure on the affected area. foot care including wearing comfortable shoes, using moleskin padding, or using a silicone or foam-based pad is also recommended.

During the consultation, we will examine your foot and the corn, discuss your concerns and medical history, and determine the best treatment method for your specific case of corn. We will also discuss any potential risks and side effects associated with the treatment, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results.