Swift is the pioneering new microwave therapy for skin. With treatment times in seconds, Swift provides our Podiatrists with a new, precise, and easy way of treating stubborn plantar warts and soft tissue lesions.
What Is a Plantar Wart?
A wart is a small growth on the skin that develops when the skin is infected by a virus. Warts can develop anywhere on the foot, but they typically appear on the bottom (plantar side) of the foot. Plantar warts most commonly occur in children, adolescents and the elderly.
Say goodbye to stubborn plantar warts.
Treatment time in minutes with no post procedure care needed.
No open wound and no scarring. Nondestructive therapy used to stimulate immunity.
Resume normal activities right after treatment.
The use of microwave energy is what makes a Swift treatment so quick. Swift delivers a precise, highly controlled energy dose to a pre-determined depth into the skin. The latter part is crucial and is what sets Swift apart from traditional treatments. As microwaves travel to a pre-determined depth, they don’t break the surface of the skin and destroy tissue from the point of application – like Cryotherapy, Salicylic Acid, or Laser Ablation. As soon as the treatment begins, microwaves are working within that defined field – and no deeper. Water molecules within the tissue begin colliding and creating localized heat energy – quickly treating all infected tissue within that area.
Frequently asked questions by patients considering treatment using Swift microwave therapy
Does it hurt? It is not uncommon for patients to feel a sharp sensation, similar to an injection. Unlike most treatments for verruca, pain felt during the treatment quickly subsides, and only in rare cases is there any prolonged pain.
What can I do after treatment? In some cases the treated area may feel sore but will not prevent you undertaking normal daily activities.
How many treatments will I need? This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. In some cases, you may need more than one treatment (these can be from 14 days to over a month apart depending on the response). Your Podiatrist will be able to discuss this with you.
Can anyone receive this treatment? With a few exceptions, most people with skin lesions would be able to have this treatment. Your Podiatrist or Dermatologist will carry out an assessment prior to treatment and be able to advise you on this.