10 Facts about SWIFT Plantar Wart Treatment

10 Facts about SWIFT Plantar Wart Treatment

SWIFT plantar wart treatment for managing stubborn verucas

SWIFT plantar wart treatment is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of veruca management, and for good reason!

SWIFT uses microwave energy to treat plantar warts

Microwave energy generates heat within water molecules inside the wart tissue, and penetrates up to a depth of 5mm.

Warts are a strain of human papillomaviruses

Human papillomaviruses (HPV) and can affect all parts of the body. As warts can go unnoticed by the body’s immune system, wart treatments aim at creating an immune response to activate the body’s defense mechanism against the virus.

SWIFT is one of the best plantar wart treatment options on the market!

Recording a 75% success rate and 95% patient satisfaction rate, SWIFT is currently one of the best tools on the market for managing all types of warts, including plantar wart treatment.

Almost anyone can benefit from SWIFT plantar wart treatment

Most people are able to use SWIFT to treat their plantar warts without having many complications. There are some precautions and contraindications that will be listed below. If any of the following apply to you, make sure you talk to your podiatrist before going ahead with SWIFT:
  • Pacemakers
  • Metal pins or replacement joints in the foot
  • Neuropathy or poor healing capacity
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding, as plantar warts can become larger during this period
  • Low pain threshold

There is minimal pain or swelling following SWIFT plantar wart treatment

SWIFT can be uncomfortable during the appointment as 1-2 second pulses are applied, but quickly subside. There are reports of minor discomfort following the treatment for 24 hours, but can be easily managed with panadol or nurofen.

There is no damage to surrounding skin or soft tissue with SWIFT

As SWIFT’s microwave technology aims at heating water molecules within the wart tissue, there is no effect on the surrounding skin or soft tissue. This means you won’t have to worry about bleeding, blistering or traumatised skin.

Many warts resolve within 3 SWIFT treatments

The amount of treatments you will need will defer person-to-person, particularly if the lesion is large and has been present for many years, although many warts clear up within 3 appointments.

SWIFT appointments are very quick

Most podiatry wart appointments will involve debridement of the wart tissue to assure the best likelihood of treatment success, although the SWIFT application is a very quick process. It generally involves 10 x 1-2 second bursts to the lesion, then you’re good to go!

You don’t need to do anything after your SWIFT plantar wart treatment!

As SWIFT doesn’t affect surrounding soft tissue, there is no bleeding, no dressings required, and no need to keep it dry. Compared to other treatments which may require daily applications and keeping the wound dry, you can get straight back to everyday life with SWIFT!

Follow up appointments are only required every 2-4 weeks.

Rather than the weekly appointments for most wart treatment options, SWIFT only requires you to come in once every 2-4 weeks. SWIFT is your best chance at getting rid of your warts for good. Even though warts can be one of the most stubborn conditions a podiatrist can deal with, SWIFT currently has the best success rate on the market, meaning it’s your best chance at getting rid of those pesky warts! If you’ve been dealing with stubborn plantar warts, make sure you book an appointment with The Movement Centre today. Our expert podiatrists will be happy to utilise SWIFT and other veruca treatments to assure your warts are managed as best as possible!
Disclaimer: The Movement Centre provides this information as an educational service. The information contained on this website and in this blog is not intended to serve as or replace actual medical advice. Anyone seeking specific advice or assistance should consult their local Randwick Physio, general practitioner, medical specialist, or otherwise appropriately skilled practitioner.