Swift is a new technology, developed in the UK, which has been approved for the treatment of warts and/or plantar warts (verrucae). Swift uses microwave energy which is delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to treat the affected tissue. It is safe, fast & more effective alternative to surgery, acids, burning and/or freezing (cryotherapy). For this reason, Swift Microwave is becoming the first line of treatment for many people with stubborn warts. Jake Foley is our Clinical Lead Consultant on Swift Microwave therapy and can help you with any questions you may have on this treatment.
SWIFT MICROWAVE TREATMENT IS :
DOES IT HURT?
Like many treatments for skin lesions, some minor discomfort may be experienced. Before treatment your podiatrist may decide to reduce the lesion with a blade. Pain levels vary from person to person but most people undergoing Swift liken it to a pain similar to an injection or a scratch, lasting 2 – 3 seconds then quickly subsiding.
WHAT CAN I DO AFTER TREATMENT?
In some cases the treated area may feel sore, possibly for a few days, 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 most cases, 2 or 3 treatments will be required (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 warts 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.
Canberra Podiatry is excited to offer this revolutionary new treatment. Please Contact Us for any questions or appointments.
Let our friendly team get you on the right foot today!