Verrucae are warty growths, which occur on the soles or toes of your feet. These can be contracted in communal areas, such as swimming baths and changing rooms. They are contagious, to reduce the risk of catching them, precautions should be taken not to walk around barefoot. If you already have a verruca, avoid going barefoot to reduce the risk of infecting other people and consider treatment to get rid of it.
Verruca treatment with Swift ®. Information for patients.
Frequently asked questions by patients considering treatment using Swift microwave therapy for verrucae.
What is Swift®?
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.
Does it hurt?
Like many treatments for skin lesions, some minor discomfort may be experienced. pain levels vary from person to person, but most people undergoing Swift liken it to a pain similar to an injection or scratch, lasting 2 - 3 seconds then quickly subsiding.
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 many treatments will I need?
This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. In some cases, you may need more than one treatment (these can be from 14 days to over a month apart depending on the response). Your Podiatrist will be able to discuss this with you.
Can anyone receive this treatment?
With a few exceptions, most people with skin lesions would be able to have this treatment. Your Podiatrist or will carry out an assessment prior to treatment and be able to advise you on this.
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