What Is Swift Verruca Therapy & Is It An Effective Treatment?
- Swift microwave verruca treatment is a technology developed in the UK, licensed for use in Podiatry and Dermatology for the general treatment of skin lesions.
- Swift uses microwave energy delivered through a probe which is applied to the skin.
- Swift verruca treatment success rate is around 80% for even the most stubborn verrucas and warts.
- Patients will often feel a sharp sensation, similar to an injection.
- Unlike most treatments for verruca, the Swift verruca treatment side effects are minimal. The pain during treatment subsides and there is only prolonged pain in extreme cases.
- Your podiatrist may slightly reduce the lesion with a blade before treatment, also called debriding.
- The area may feel sore in some cases after treatment; however, it will not usually prevent you from undertaking day-to-day activities.
- Most people with skin lesions can have Swift verruca treatment. The treatment is not recommended for use of diabetic patients, patients with implanted electronic devices or electrodes, or for use close to metallic objects (i.e. metal foot implants, jewellery, etc).
Why SWIFT verucca treatment?
The key to effectively treating verruca is to trigger the body’s own immune response, rather than simply destroying the infected tissue. Independent clinical research has shown that microwave verruca treatment with Swift activates immune signaling pathways in the body, alerting the immune system to the presence of the verruca and clearing the infected tissue.
Swift Verruca Treatment Process CLINICAL RESEARCH SUGGESTS MOST VERRUCAE RESOLVE AFTER 3 TREATMENTS.
During your first treatment, your Podiatrist may lightly reduce your lesion with a blade (debride), before applying 3-5 very short treatments with Swift (usually 2 seconds in duration). This quickly raises the temperature within the skin, without breaking the surface – meaning no blisters, no padding, and no scarring. It is not uncommon for patients to feel a sharp sensation, similar to an injection, but unlike most treatments for verruca, pain felt during the treatment quickly subsides.
Your second treatment for Swift will usually occur 4 weeks later. Some patients will see black spots appear beneath the surface of the skin after the 1st treatment, but the size of the lesion may remain the same. The Swift treatment works by reducing the depth, rather than the width. Your Podiatrist will provide advice on what to expect, but patients report a similar sensation to their 1st treatment.
Your third appointment will usually be your last treatment appointment, although your Podiatrist will provide specific advice based on your individual condition. Of the patients who will resolve, 93% will resolve after this final treatment.
Your Podiatrist will usually leave a gap of 12 weeks for the body to heal and cycle through the immune response. You should feel little to no pain from the verruca at this stage, and your normal skin should be returning where the verruca was.
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For Swift verruca treatment near you, look no further than Boston Spa Podiatry.