How does TCA gel work compared to salicylic acid?

TCA gel is an effective acid for a convenient and fast removal of warts & verrucas

Salicylic acid TCA gel
Treatment period 8 to 12 weeks Effective from the first week
Suitable for children Certain references Yes
Acid concentration ++ +++
Applicator Brushes/tubes Pen
Form Mostly liquid Gel
Systemic effects Can have systemic effect, or can cause blood coagulation No effect on blood coagulation
  • TCA is scientifically proven to have a long lasting peeling effect on the wart, which allows a continuous action on the wart.  It destroys the HPV virus.
  • The pH rate of TCA= 1.9 whereas salicylic acid has a pH rate of 2.4, which means that TCA is a stronger acid than salicylic acid.
  • Wartner Verruca & Wart Removal Pen is in gel format while salicylic acid compositions are generally in liquid form. The gel combined with the innovative applicator allows a more precise application on the affected spot without too much invasion of the healthy skin around it.
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