Do you suffer with verrucas?
Have you been hiding your feet, maybe for years, because of those same painful, stubborn, unsightly verrucas?
Have you tried every over-the-counter treatment with no success?
If this sounds like you, we may well have the solution you’ve been looking for.
What is Swift Microwave Verruca Treatment?
Swift is a relatively new technology, developed here in the UK. Swift uses microwaves to create heat in the infected skin to help trigger an immune response and fight the HPV virus which causes verrucae. The microwaves are applied to the skin using a special probe and they penetrate about 4mm to where the infection is located.
It is a quick treatment, and it needs no dressings, no after-care, and no needles! So if you are looking for a treatment that doesn’t impact your life, doesn’t stop you bathing, walking, playing sports or even swimming, then Swift is for you!
* All verrucas are, of course, different and a cure cannot be guaranteed for everyone.
Infected tissue can exist several millimetres below the surface and can often be difficult to treat using traditional methods, resulting in either untreated tissue or significant damage.
Swift delivers a precise, highly controlled energy dose. As microwaves travel into the
tissue, water molecules begin colliding and creating localised heat energy – quickly
destroying all infected tissue within a predetermined depth.
In just seconds the treatment is complete and the healing cascade begins immediately.
Treated tissue is quickly replaced, repaired and regenerated.
What Happens During Treatment?
Each area that is to be treated has the probe applied in 2 second bursts, for around 5-6 times per area. Does it hurt? It can be a little uncomfortable, but we always talk you through the treatment, and we can adjust the treatment if needed. It takes seconds to treat, and once completed, there is generally no pain afterwards. The treatment is normally adjusted to a lower setting for children.
It takes time for an immune response to develop, and it may take a few treatments to fully resolve a verruca. Treatment success depends on the immune response being triggered, and this varies in each individual. The average number of treatments is 2-3, spaced one month apart. Some people’s verrucae resolve after one treatment, very occasionally it can take more than three. A usual treatment plan would be up to 3 treatments, one a month, with a follow up after the third treatment, usually 8-10 weeks later. We’ve audited our clinic results, and the average time for verrucae to resolve is 18 weeks. The success rate within 3 treatments is around 80%.
We’ve been using Swift in our clinic for almost 3 years now, and we can safely say it is the most effective treatment we’ve ever used for verrucae. The results are great, but you must be prepared to follow the treatment plan to completion.
Read our Swift blog post for more information.
Who can have Swift Microwave Verruca Treatment?
Swift is suitable for most people, adults and children, with a few exceptions.
- People fitted with implanted electronic devices such as pacemakers,
- Pregnant women,
- Anyone with implanted metallic objects near to the verruca site (joint replacements/fixings etc. following surgery),
- Patients with neuropathy or circulatory problems.
If you are immunosuppressed, then treatment may be less successful, or take longer to be effective.