The Dermscan Poland laboratory has been asked by Oystershell Laboratories to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new cryogenic device for the treatment of warts.
Cutaneous warts (both vulgar and plantar) are common skin lesions caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). They can be treated under medical supervision by liquid nitrogen but other devices for home treatment exist.
The objective of this study was to compare a nitrous oxide device with dimethylether propane-based products with either a flexible applicator (comparator 1) or a metal nib (comparator 2). The efficacy endpoint selected was the percentage of cured subjects after one to maximum three treatments.
This study demonstrated that the new cryogenic nitrous oxide device is a safe, simple and effective wart treatment for home use.
This study resulted in a publication in the journal "Dermatology and Therapy".