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.