Liquid nitrogen

Liquid nitrogen is used for wart removal and verruca treatment. It is a safe and reliable way to freeze off skin tags, warts and verrucas.

A safe verruca and wart treatment

If you have warts, verrucas or other non-cancerous skin lesions, your doctor might recommend liquid nitrogen therapy. This is an excellent wart and verruca treatment that freezes the wart, causing it to blister and then heal.

Liquid nitrogen is kept at a very low temperature. The liquid nitrogen destroys the tissue on your skin lesion by freezing it.

What can you expect from liquid nitrogen therapy?

  • The liquid nitrogen is applied using a spray gun, or sometimes a cotton bud, for around 5 to 10 seconds
  • It may sting slightly when applied and for a short time after your treatment
  • The lesion will turn white and may blister within a few hours
  • Blistering will usually form a scab, which will then heal naturally
  • More than one wart or verruca treatment session is usually needed

What types of skin lesions can be treated with liquid nitrogen?

  • Viral warts
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Molluscum contagiosum in adults
  • Some skin tags

Liquid nitrogen is not suitable for mole removal. If you are concerned about your moles, talk to us about a mole check. Clinic staff will be able to make a recommendation.

Health care professionals providing liquid nitrogen

Nurse
Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Maggie has a Bachelors degree in Nursing. She has been a nurse with East Health for 20 years.
Nurse
Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Yu Geng completed a Bachelor of Nursing in 2012.
Nurse
Fluent in English and Hindi. Rashika has a Bachelors degree in Nursing, Manukau Insititute of Technology.

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  $10 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.

Patient portals are secure online sites where patients can access their health information and interact with their general practice. Set up access to your patient portal at http://www.ormistonmedical.co.nz/patient-portal/ or email Info@ormistonmedical.co.nz if you would like help.

We recommend that you plan ahead and request your repeat medicines via your patient portal My Indici two weeks before you run out. If you do not have access to a portal, you can phone us and leave a message with the nurse to organise this. Our doctors use an electronic prescribing system which can send your prescription to your local pharmacy (please specify name and location).
Under 14 years free
14-17 years $13
18+ years $15
Urgent prescription 14+ years $25
The results of tests that have been ordered by our Doctors will be available on My Indici when they have been reviewed. If your test results are of concern you will be contacted by one of our team.

We are open Monday to Friday 8.15am to 5.00pm.

For health services after hours visit East Care Accident & Medical, 260 Botany Road, Golflands, Auckland 2013. Their phone is 09 277 1516.

These are consultation prices only.

Under 14 Years - Free 14 - 17 years - $13.00 18 years & over - $19.50

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.

We understand that things can change on the day, but we ask that you call us to advise that you are not able to make your appointment. If we do not hear from you minimum 2 hours prior to your scheduled time, you will receive an invoice for this missed appointment.