Do you suffer with a painful embarrassing verruca, maybe more than one?
Have you tried to deal with them without success with pharmacy treatments?
Are they spreading and you just want them gone and no more to appear?
Are you worried about the highly contagious nature of verrucae?
Do they stop you or your child from activities?
Have you spent money on many appointments for a treatment that has not been successful?
Do you have the inconvenience of keeping your foot dry and covered?
Have outdated treatments left you in pain or with blistered skin?
Swift is a highly effective treatment. When compared to other treatments it has a much higher success rate…95%! Many stubborn verrucas are resistant to the usual treatments and can reappear. Swift is a cleaner safer treatment with no lateral spread so it will not damage normal skin.
What is Swift?
Swift is a cutting-edge technology for the treatment of verruca. It uses microwave energy to treat the virus in a very precise and controlled way. Treatment takes up to 10 seconds per verruca. The microwave energy is delivered directly to the verruca at a predetermined depth. This means that, unlike other treatments, there is no damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.
What causes a verruca?
There are 150 different genotypes of HPV, and 7 common strains that cause warts and verruca.
The HPV virus creates a microenvironment in the skin that encourages the survival and reproduction of the virus, effectively hiding its existence from the body’s immune system.
The aim of both of these treatments is to destroy the verruca, the key to effectively treat verruca is to trigger the body’s own immune response, rather than simply destroying the infected tissue. Independent clinical research has shown that microwave verruca treatment with Swift activates immune signalling pathways in the body, alerting the immune system to the presence of the verruca and clearing the infected tissue.
This independent clinical research was published in the European Journal of Dermatology – read the full paper, including the research on immune pathways, here
Most verruca will fully resolve within 3 treatments:
Your Podiatrist will apply 3-5 very short treatments with Swift (usually 2 seconds in duration). This quickly raises the temperature within the skin, without breaking the surface – meaning no blisters, no padding, and no scarring. It is not uncommon for patients to feel a sharp sensation, but unlike most treatments for verruca, pain felt during the treatment quickly subsides.
Your second treatment for Swift will usually occur 4 weeks later. Some patients will see black spots appear beneath the surface of the skin after the 1st treatment, but the size of the lesion may remain the same. The Swift treatment works by reducing the depth, rather than the width. Your Podiatrist will provide advice on what to expect, but patients report a similar sensation to their 1st treatment.
Your third appointment will usually be your last treatment appointment, although your Podiatrist will provide specific advice based on your individual condition. Of the patients who will resolve, 93% will resolve after this final treatment.
Your Podiatrist will usually leave a gap of 12 weeks for the body to heal and cycle through the immune response. You should feel little to no pain from the verruca at this stage, and your normal skin should be returning where the verruca was.
You may have a free assessment to see if Swift is right for you.