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. Thankfully, it’s generally easy to get rid of your warts and verrucas.

A safe verruca and wart treatment

If you have warts, verrucas or other non-cancerous skin lesions, our doctors might recommend liquid nitrogen therapy. Quite simply, this is an excellent way to get rid of warts and verrucas or lesions.  Specifically, our GPs use this as a treatment that freezes the wart, causing it to blister and then heal.

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

What can you expect from liquid nitrogen therapy?

  • Firstly, the liquid nitrogen is applied to your skin using a spray gun, or sometimes a cotton bud, for around 5 to 10 seconds. This will start to freeze off the wart.
  • Next, you may fell a slight sting when it is applied which could last for a short time after your treatment
  • Expect the lesion to turn white. Also,  it may blister within a few hours
  • Blistering will usually form a scab, which will then heal naturally
  • Finally, keep in mind that more than one wart or verruca treatment session is usually needed to completely get rid of your lesion.
  • Your GP will advise you to book a follow up appointment if required

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

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

Unfortunately, liquid nitrogen is not suitable for mole removal. However, if you are concerned about your moles or have noticed any changes, talk to us about a mole check. 

Why do I need a mole check?

Naturally, ruling out any melanomas is our main concern and reason for doing a mole check. Of course, sometimes people want a mole removed for cosmetic reasons too. 

Firstly, we will carefully check your mole as our GPs are trained in dermoscopy. Simply, this means we check the lesion with a Dermascope magnifying glass, which allows us to look for anything unusual. Furthermore, if we had any concerns we would be able to refer you to an Auckland Dermatologist. 

Next, our clinic staff will be able to make a recommendation for the best way to get rid of warts, verrucas or lesions with GP treatments.

Health care professionals providing liquid nitrogen

Fluent in English. Rozie graduated with a Bachelor of Health science, Nursing.
Fluent in English and Mandarin. Delia graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing in 2018 and completed her post-graduate degree in Health Science.
Fluent in Cantonese, English and Mandarin. Carmen completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) in 2004 and post graduate certificate in Advance nursing practice in 2005.
Fluent in English and Mandarin. Mei is an overseas nurse and completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences from the University of Auckland in 2008
Fluent in English and Tagalog. She graduated with her Bachelors of Nursing from the University of Auckland in 2021.
Fluent in English, Mandarin and understands Cantonese. Wen completed her Bachelor of nursing at the Manukau Institute of Technology in 2005 and a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences from the University of Auckland in 2008.
Health Improvement Practitioner
Fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay. Mai Ling completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction and is looking for opportunities to continue to upskill her theoretical and practical knowledge in every way.

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.

All GP appointments are 15 minutes long.

  • One appointment is for a single health issue.
  • Should you wish to have a 30-minute GP appointment, it will be charge at a non-subsidized rate.
  • Depending on your age and health, one of our specialist nursing or pharmacist clinicians may be able to spend more time with you.

If you are a new patient, you will get full access to the patient portal “My Indici” once you have completed your enrolment.

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. Please give us call on (09) 265 1325 or send us an email at, and we can set up your account.

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 $16
18+ years $18.50
Urgent prescription $27.50
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 – Friday 7:30am – 5pm.

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
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.