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A breakthrough now available for stubborn verrucae

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.

With a few exceptions, most people with skin lesions would be able to have this treatment. We will carry out an assessment prior to treatment and be able to advise you on this.

Does it hurt?

Like many treatments for skin lesions, some discomfort may be experienced. Before treatment your we 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 1 – 2 seconds then quickly subsiding.

How many treatments will I need?

This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. Initially a course of three treatments will be provided at intervals of 3-4 weeks. In some cases further treatments may be necessary. We will be able to advise you on this.

What can I do after treatment?

In some cases the treated area may feel sore but will not prevent you undertaking normal daily activities

How does it work?

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, leaving the body to absorb and replace the treated tissue.

What do our clients say?

“Hurray for the Swift machine – It works!”Mrs M. Main

“I had been plagued by persistent verrucae for many years which my chiropodist had been treating with traditional methods but without success. He suggested I should try a course of Swift treatment available at the Foot Health Practice in Redruth. If anyone is considering this method of treatment then I thoroughly recommend it. It is not pain free, but very manageable – more of a discomfort, but the results were instant and complete within three sessions. Many thanks to the practice.”Mr G Barnett 01209 314131