Swift Wart Therapy
We are excited to provide Swift Microwave Wart Therapy services at ProMed Podiatry Clinic on the Gold Coast. This class leading technology is the most effective way to resolve warts with minimal pain.
WHAT ARE WARTS?
Warts are a common infection in the outer layers of the skin which are caused by HPV (Human Papillomavirus), and of the treatment options is known as Swift Microwave Wart Therapy.
Warts can spread to other areas of our body and from person to person. They are generally very difficult to get rid of, as they are excellent at evading the body’s immune system.
WHAT IS SWIFT MICROWAVE WART THERAPY?
SWIFT Microwave Wart Therapy is a 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.
HOW SAFE ARE MICROWAVES?
Microwaves are a form of non-ionising radiation, which means that they cannot 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.
WILL I FEEL ANYTHING?
The rapid heating of the wart to 42-45ºC 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.
WHAT IF I NEED PAIN RELIEF DURING THE SWIFT MICROWAVE WART THERAPY?
Patients have various levels of tolerance to discomfort. Most patients do not need pain relief when receiving the Swift Microwave Wart Therapy.
Our Podiatrists will discuss with each patient the level of discomfort the Swift treatment may cause before it is used.
If pain relief is required, we can administer local anaesthetic before the start of the Swift Microwave Wart Therapy.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. Most patients require 3 treatments or 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.
BENEFITS OF SWIFT MICROWAVE WART THERAPY
- Rapid treatment time
- No dressings required
- No need to self-care
- Pain relief post-treatment
- Few treatments needed
- Highly effective
10 year old plantar warts resolved within 11 weeks.
After 3 SWIFT treatments, the lesion had completely cleared within 12 weeks.
After years of failed treatments, this patient was pain-free and verruca-free with SWIFT therapy.