SWIFT WART THERAPY

SWIFT is the latest and most revolutionary medical microwave technology that is highly effective at resolving warts, verrucae or papillomas.

Swift Wart therapy has an amazing 83% success rate!

SWIFT wart therapy is currently the best wart treatment available.

  • Fast results
  • Clean procedure
  • Safe procedure
  • No dressings
  • No downtime
  • No home after care
  • Treat single or multiple warts

WHAT ARE WARTS?

Warts are a common infection in the outer layers of the skin which are caused by HPV (Human Papillomavirus).

They can spread to other areas of our body and from person to person. Warts are  very difficult to get rid of, as they are excellent at evading the body’s immune system.

WHAT IS SWIFT THERAPY?


SWIFT is medical microwave technology that is highly effective at resolving warts, verrucae or papillomas.

With a success rate of 83%, Swift wart therapy has proven itself to be the best wart therapy available.

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 can not 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.

* Based on data collected and analysed from post market surveillance July 2017 of trained SWIFT users

WILL I FEEL ANYTHING?

The rapid heating of the wart to 42-45ºC can cause discomfort, however this lasts for only less than 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 TREATMENT

Patients have various levels of tolerance to discomfort. Most patients do not need pain relief when receiving the Swift treatment.

Our expert Podiatrists will discuss with each patient the level of discomfort the Swift treatment may cause before it is used.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. Most patients require 3-4 treatments 4 weeks apart or less.

No dressings are required

There is no downtime.

No self care

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

  • Rapid treatment time
  • No dressings required
  • No need to self-care
  • Few treatments needed
  • Highly effective

CASE STUDIES

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.

RESEARCH ARTICLES:

RESEARCH ARTICLE [MICROWAVE THERAPY FOR CUTANEOUS HPV INFECTION] 

MICROWAVE THERAPY ARTICLE 

MICROWAVE THERAPY CASE REPORT 

Cutaneous HPV hyperthermic treatment using Infrared probe RCT 

Warts are a common infection in the outer layers of the skin that is caused by HPV (Human Papillomavirus). They can spread to other areas of our body and from person to person. Warts are very difficult to get rid of, as they are excellent at evading the body’s immune system.

SWIFT is medical microwave technology that is highly effective at resolving warts, verrucae or papillomas.

With a success rate of 83%, Swift wart therapy has proven itself to be the best wart therapy available.

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.

If you’re exploring your treatment options for plantar warts, it may help to learn more about SWIFT and how we use it here at Podiatry First.

What are plantar warts and why are they difficult to treat?

Verrucae are plantar warts that commonly occur on the soles of the feet or around the toe area. They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is contagious through both direct person-to-person contact, and indirect contact such as shared communal areas.

What causes plantar warts?

The HPV virus thrives in moist, damp environments such as swimming pools, changing room floors and communal shower areas. It is possible to contract verrucae simply by walking across the same floor area as someone with a verruca, especially if you have any small or invisible cuts or abrasions that make it easier for the virus to penetrate.

What are your treatment options?

In the past, the treatments for plantar warts performed by Podiatrists, General Practitioners and Dermatologists have typically included acid treatments or cryotherapy.

Surgical excision is another option, however, it does leave a wound base, which will require regular dressing changes to adequately heal.

What is SWIFT microwave therapy and how does it work?

Podiatry First is now one of the few clinics in Sydney that is able to offer Swift Microwave Therapy as a treatment for plantar warts. The machine works by producing Microwaves, which are transmitted down into the handpiece and applied directly onto the site of any plantar warts. It is held on the skin for a couple of seconds while a charge of heat energy is sent into the site of the wart to assist in breaking down the tough fibrous tissue. 

This is done typically for 5-10 shots on each wart and does involve some mild discomfort from the heat on the skin, however, has no lasting side effects, meaning you can freely walk out after your treatment. 

On average patients require 3-5 sessions spaced 3-4 weeks apart depending on the size of the warts, and to allow the skin and immune system adequate time to heal and break up the wart. In some rare cases, some mild blistering has occurred but no other side effects have been encountered in our treatments yet.

The research behind SWIFT shows approximately an 83% success rate, which is typically much higher than traditional wart treatments, as well as more efficient and comfortable in the long term. If you have been struggling with stubborn plantar warts or would like to know more, give Podiatry First a call or pop in and see us, we’d love to help!

FAQs

What is verruca pedis?

Verruca pedis is the term used to describe verrucas on the foot. They’re caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which can cause warts that occur on their own or appear in clusters. Although such warts aren’t harmful; when they appear on the sole of the foot, they can feel painful. Sometimes it’s difficult to differentiate verruca pedis from corns. One way to do so is by applying pressure to them. If pain arises when you apply pressure either side of the verruca as opposed to directly on the centre, it’s more likely to be a wart than a corn. 

With effective wart treatment, you can address your verruca pedis and free yourself from the pain. It’s important to seek wart removal under the care of a skilled podiatrist. They can perform a thorough assessment that distinguishes your verruca from a corn and address it accordingly.

What happens if you leave a verruca untreated?

Although verrucas can go away on their own, this can take months or years. Depending on the nature of your verruca, you may find that they’re itchy or irritating. Some people who have verrucas on the soles of their feet find that they’re painful to walk on. There’s also a risk that you may pass your verruca pedis onto someone else if you don’t seek out wart treatment. Because of this, you’ll need to be extra cautious when using public facilities such as swimming pools or showers at the gym.

Around 65% of plantar verrucae that are left alone will resolve within two years. However, it isn’t guaranteed that this will happen, and they can become quite uncomfortable during that time. Your warts don’t need to feel uncomfortable for you to seek treatment, though. Some people want to remove warts for cosmetic reasons.

Can a podiatrist get rid of verrucas?

Podiatrists are qualified to get rid of verrucas. It’s better to consult a podiatrist rather than initiating treatment alone, as you may be trying to treat a corn rather than a verruca. As corns require a different form of therapy, it’s essential that a podiatrist makes the distinction.

Podiatrists also have access to a wider range of wart removal procedures. One particularly effective approach is SWIFT plantar wart treatment. SWIFT involves using microwaves to target the wart and encourage it to release proteins into your circulatory system. Those proteins are then detected by your body’s immune system, which then targets the wart and begins breaking it down. 

SWIFT microwave treatment for verrucae operates using non-ionising radiation that doesn’t pose a risk to the cells surrounding your wart. It heats to a maximum temperature of 45 degrees so that you won’t feel too much discomfort. As a treatment that doesn’t require an anaesthetic and doesn’t come with any downtime, SWIFT plantar wart treatment is exceedingly popular. Although SWIFT microwave treatment for verrucae is available for most patients, you will need a full assessment first. If your podiatrist believes that it isn’t appropriate for your case, they may be able to recommend an alternative therapy.