Podiatry Services

Swift Wart Therapy

Swift is medical microwave technology that is highly effective at resolving warts, verrucae or papillomas.

A focused microwave signal is emitted into the skin to a predetermined depth to ensure only the wart is treated.

A process called Heat Shock occurs within infected skin cells. This causes the wart to release certain proteins into the circulatory system, allowing the immune system to recognise the infection and begin to fight the virus.

Will I Feel Anything?

The rapid heating of the wart to 42-45°C can cause discomfort, however this lasts for only a second. This temperature range is merely a few degrees warmer than a hot bath, and will not cause any serious tissue damage or scarring.

How Safe are Microwaves?

Microwaves are a form of non-ionising radiation, which means that they can not cause damage to the DNA of living things. Swift uses very low energy levels that are only able to vibrate water molecules within skin cells.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. Most patients require 3 treatments sometimes less. Your Podiatrist will be able to discuss your treatment plan.

Can Anyone Receive This Treatment?

With a few exceptions, most people with skin lesions would be able to have this treatment. Your Podiatrist will carry out an assessment prior to treatment and be able to advise you on this.

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