Swift Microwave Therapy
Swift Microwave Therapy is a treatment for plantar warts. The technology was developed in the UK and is an effective evidence based treatment option for patients. Like all wart treatments, the success of the treatment can vary widely and the timeframe in which the warts will be gone is dependent on a number of factors such as your age, immune system, how long the warts have been present, the specific strain of wart, etc. However, Swift is especially helpful for warts that have been resistant to other treatments. Some patients can see results in as little as 3 treatments at one month intervals, but most people will see results after 5 or more treatments.
The treatment can be described as short term pain for long term gain. A typical treatment consists of multiple 2 second pulses of heat created by non-ionizing microwaves. The quantity of 2 second pulses depends on the size and number of warts and the wattage used. Our staff are trained to help coach you through the process. The majority of people will feel no pain after the treatment is complete, but in some cases temporary blistering and discomfort may occur after the treatment.
Patients must be able to keep their foot still and have a medium to high pain tolerance for this treatment to be effective. Not everyone is a candidate for Swift, consult your Chiropodist or Nurse to see if this treatment option is right for you.