EndWarts® FREEZE frequently asked questions
Here you can find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about EndWarts® products.
What is EndWarts® FREEZE?
EndWarts® FREEZE is an innovative home treatment that effectively removes warts on hands, arms and feet by rapid cryotherapy, or freezing. It is the only home treatment with nitrous oxide, a very cold gas. Through an Ultra Freeze Technology™ it freezes the wart at -80°C and reaches the deepest layer of the wart.
What does EndWarts® FREEZE contain?
EndWarts® FREEZE contains nitrous oxide (N2O) which freezes the wart at -80°C.
How does EndWarts® FREEZE work?
EndWarts® FREEZE uses a unique Ultra Freeze Technology™ to easily remove warts at home. It is the only home treatment with nitrous oxide (N2O) which freezes the wart at -80°C. These extremely cold temperatures can reach the deepest layers of the wart, in order to kill the infected cells. The design of EndWarts® FREEZE has been carefully crafted for the best possible results, for as long as necessary in order to freeze and remove warts.
How to use EndWarts® FREEZE?
For the best results, it is very important to follow the instructions and carefully read the leaflet before use.
How many treatments are needed to get rid of a wart?
EndWarts® FREEZE is efficient – after just a few seconds of use, the base of the wart will be reached and destroyed.1 With the natural shedding of the skin, the wart will come off. In most cases the wart will go away after the first treatment. Old or large warts may need more than one treatment, especially if they are on your foot. If a wart does not go away after 3 treatments, talk to your doctor. Remember to leave at least 14 days between treatments.2
Do I need to repeat the treatment?
EndWarts® FREEZE is efficient– after just a few seconds of use, the extreme temperatures will penetrate into the core of the wart and destroy it.1 Often, only one treatment is sufficient. Old or large warts may need more than one treatment, especially if they are under the soles of your feet. Repeat the treatment, if the wart, or part of it, does not disappear after 14 days. If a wart does not go away after 3 treatments, consult your doctor.
How long does it take before my wart disappears?
EndWarts® FREEZE is efficient – after just a few seconds of use, the base of the wart will be reached and destroyed. With the natural shedding of the skin, the wart will come off. The treated wart will slowly go away on its own after 10 to 14 days.1 However, it may take longer until the skin has fully recovered.
My wart did not disappear 14 days after the treatment. What should I do now?
If the wart does not disappear after 14 days, repeat the treatment. If you have warts close together on your finger, foot or toe then you have to treat each wart on its own. Wait 14 days before treating your next wart. If a wart does not go away after 3 treatments, talk to your doctor. Remember to leave at least 14 days between treatments.
Can EndWarts® FREEZE be used for warts on children?
EndWarts® FREEZE can be used on children above four.1 However, since cryotherapy is perceived as slightly painful our recommendation is to choose the EndWarts® PEN when treating warts on children. EndWarts® FREEZE should be used by an adult when treating warts on children.
Can pregnant women or nursing mothers use EndWarts® FREEZE?
No specific research has been done so we advise against this.
Can a person with diabetes use EndWarts® FREEZE?
No, EndWarts® FREEZE should not be used by persons with diabetes and/or problems with blood circulation or blood clotting.
Can I use EndWarts® FREEZE in combination with other medications?
There are no known interactions between EndWarts® FREEZE and other drugs. For more questions about combining EndWarts® FREEZE with other medications, we recommend that you consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Is treatment with EndWarts® FREEZE painful?
EndWarts® FREEZE is likely to cause a tingling feeling and the skin may feel sore. These effects should go away after a few hours. Immediately after treatment, the treated area may turn white but should return to its normal colour after a little while and the wart may look red. Within a few minutes to several days after freezing, a blister can develop, occasionally filled with blood. This is a normal result of the freezing process and usually indicates that the treatment was successful. Do not attempt to burst the blister. If necessary, protect it with a plaster/sterile bandage, or if the blister has opened, disinfect it properly.
The treated wart should slowly disappear after 10 to 14 days. However, it may take longer for the skin to fully recover.1
If the wart is located on the sole of the foot it may feel painful to walk on it. To make it less painful, apply a round corn plaster to the area.
- Do not pick at the treated area or try to tear the wart off!
- Keep the treated area clean and disinfect if needed.
- Bathing and showering is allowed immediately after treatment
What to do if the product is empty or broken?
If you do not see frost or ice vapour after activation (step 1) it has run out of gas - use a new EndWarts® FREEZE.
If there is a continuous hiss sound after you have activated the product and all the gas runs out, the device is broken. Do not try to open or repair it yourself, even if you think it is empty, return the product to your pharmacy.
After I have activated and completed a treatment with EndWarts® FREEZE, do I need to deactivate it?
No, you just have to put the cap on and store it in the fridge.
Why do I need to store EndWarts® FREEZE in the fridge?
It increases the product’s lifetime and the number of useful doses. Do not store in the freezer.
Why is EndWarts® FREEZE different, compared to other home freeze treatments at the pharmacies?
EndWarts® FREEZE is the first home treatment with nitrous oxide, a very cold gas that freezes the wart at -80°C and reaches the deepest layer of the wart. The other available products in the pharmacies all contain a mixture of Dimethyl Ether and Propane which reach the temperature of -57°C.
What are the most important parameters for an effective treatment based on Cryotherapy?
- Temperature – the colder the better.2
- Precise contact time on the wart.2
It says that EndWarts® FREEZE is clinically proven for superiority, what does that mean?
It means that a clinical study between EndWarts® FREEZE and a competitor wart treatment within cryotherapy for home treatment has been performed and shows that three times more people were cured with EndWarts® FREEZE after one treatment.2
When can I not use EndWarts® FREEZE?
- If the wart and/or surrounding skin is bleeding or open, irritated, itchy, infected or red
- If you are not sure the growth is a common wart, consult your doctor
- On moles, corns, blisters, other skin defects or anything that might be skin cancer (melanoma)
- On liquid filled vesicles on the skin (called ‘molluscum contagiosum’) or any other vesicles or blisters
- If pregnant or a nursing mother
- On persons with diabetes and/or problems with blood circulation or blood clotting
- On multiple warts at the same time if they are located close together. Wait 14 days before you treat the next wart
- 1. EndWarts® FREEZE instructions for use
- 2. Walczuk I, et al. Dermatology and Therapy 2018; 8: 203-216.