Swift Microwave Verrucae Therapy
Swift is the pioneering new microwave therapy for verrucae. With treatment times in seconds, Swift provides Podiatrists with a new, precise and easy way of treating verrucae.
What is Swift?
Swift is a new technology, developed in the UK, which has been licenced for the general treatment of skin lesions in Podiatry and Dermatology. Swift uses microwave energy which is delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to treat the affected tissue.
Does It Hurt ?
Like many treatments for skin lesions, some discomfort may be experienced. Before treatment your podiatrist may decide to remove some of the hard skin over the verruca . 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 seconds then quickly subsiding.
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. 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. Up to 60-70% respond within 3 treatments according to the latest research
Who Can 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.
Is It Safe ?
Aside from the kitchen appliance, microwaves are used in a number of everyday applications. Standard wifi uses microwaves, mobile phones, bluetooth, and cordless phones all use microwaves to send data over short distances. Furthermore, most satellite communications systems (including GPS navigation systems) are also based on the use of microwaves – we interact with microwaves in more ways than we know, every day.
How Much does it cost ?
Course of 3 treatments £300
Additional treatment £95 (if required)
When is is available ?