Warts are benign skin growths, like cauliflower shaped lumps, caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) nestling into the skin cells and stimulating these cells to multiply rapidly.
The flat wart is a variant of the common wart and does not have the bumpy aspect. This wart mainly occurs on children’s lips, nose and eyelids.
PIXIE is a revolutionary ULTRA FREEZE TECHNOLOGY ™ to treat warts at home. It is the first home treatment with nitrous oxide (N2O) which freezes the wart at -80°C. Only these extremely cold temperatures can reach the deepest layers of the skin, the spot where the infected cells multiply and grow into a wart. The unique design of Pixie guarantees the best freezing performance, for as long as necessary in order to freeze and kill the HPV infected skin cells.
Pixie is very 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. 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.
Store the pen in the refrigerator after the first use. This will give the pen a longer lifetime and increase the number of useful doses. Do not store in the freezer.
During the treatment, Pixie goes on a hunt for warts. While you treat the warts, Pixie keeps your child busy with a game. The game is very simple but is designed to get your child’s full attention during the short treatment. When it is all over and your child has finished the treatment bravely, it deserves a neat reward from Pixie. Your child can now continue the game and break his own record.
The shelf life after the first use is 2 months.
Before the first use, take into account the expiration date on the packaging.
Warts can appear anywhere on the body, though most often grow on hands and feet. They are very common among school-age children and young adults – mainly because their immune system still is underdeveloped.
Foot warts are very common among children and young adults. There are two types of foot warts: the mosaic wart and the plantar wart. Mosaic warts extend superficially, while plantar warts grow in depth. Unlike the common wart, a foot wart is usually painful and should be treated. Moreover, foot warts have less of a tendency to disappear spontaneously.
Pixie is fast, safe and easy to use.
Studies on living tissue have shown that Pixie destroys all wart cells without additional discomfort or risk. Moreover, children tolerate the treatment well, thanks to the app that distracts them. Not only is Pixie the best performing, but also the most child friendly freezing solution to get rid of warts.
If the wart does not disappear after 14 days, repeat the treatment.
If you have warts close together one 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.
One Pixie pen is good for +/- 6 warts. If you see ice vapour around the tip of the Pixie pen, the Pixie pen is ready for use. If you do not see ice vapour after activating the pen (step 1), the pen has run out of gas or you did not push the pen long enough (repeat step 1).
No specific research has been done so we advise against this.
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 sterile bandage, or if the blister has opened, disinfect it properly.
Wet floors in swimming pools and communal showers play an important role in the spread of foot warts. Washing and drying the feet thoroughly after swimming and wearing slippers when using communal showers can prevent the risk of contamination.
The genital or venereal wart is a stalked, smooth, skin-coloured bump that occurs around the anus and/or genitals. Like skin warts, genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus. Genital warts are easily transmitted through sexual contact or from mother to child during birth.
A foot wart has an extra layer of calluses on top. Calluses are dead skin cells that insulate the skin from cold very well. This makes freezing much more difficult.
Therefore, we recommend doing the following for the best results with foot warts:
Soak the foot in lukewarm water for 10 minutes (or take a bath). Dry the foot thoroughly and gently remove any hard skin with a pumice stone or foot file.
As a result, it is convenient to treat children’s foot warts when they just come out of the bath.
Pixie is very 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. However, it may take longer until the skin has fully recovered.
If there is a continuous hiss sound after you have activated the Pixie pen and all the gas runs out, the pen is broken. Do not try to open the pen or repair it yourself – even if you think it is empty. Return the pen to your pharmacy.
There are no known interactions between Pixie and other drugs. For more questions about combining Pixie with other products, we recommend that you consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Common warts appear alone or in a group. They are mostly found on hands, sometimes on the knees, elbows and face. The reason is that these zones of the body (as well as the feet) are most exposed to small injuries. Through these small wounds, HPV gets access to the body. Common warts are bumpy and have a flesh-coloured or brown aspect.
Always consult your doctor if you are not sure whether it is a wart. Sometimes skin cancer is mistaken for a common wart. If the wart is growing fast, does not have the ordinary skin colour or is highly variable at the edges, it is better to be safe than sorry.
For the best results, it is very important to follow the instructions carefully. Check the instruction video on the website or read the leaflet carefully.
Using the Pixie pen will cause a tingling feeling and the skin may feel sore. Don’t worry, these effects should go away after a few hours.
The skin will be white where you have used Pixie. After a little while the skin will go back to its normal colour and the wart will look red.
Do not pick at the treated area or try to tear off the wart.
Keep the treated area clean and disinfect if needed.
Bathing and showering is allowed.
If you or your child have a wart on the sole of the foot that is painful to walk on, apply a round corn plaster to the area. This will make it more comfortable.
A wart freeze treatment is by no means any fun for children, even though it is all over really quickly. Fortunately, Pixie provides the perfect distraction. Download the app on your smartphone or tablet. Pixie distracts your child before, during and after the treatment.