“Have A Stubborn Verruca Or Wart? Why Not Try Swift (Microwave) Therapy!!”
We are using Swift at The Portobello Clinic…
What is Swift Treatment?
Swift is a new and exciting technology used to treat verrucae and warts within the clinic. Via the handpiece Swift delivers microwave energy to cause localised tissue disruption and destruction and treatment of verrucae and warts.
Swift can be used on all types of verruca and warts.
Swift treatment is quick and there is no need for the use of plasters and dressings and keeping your foot dry.
So far to date over 20,000 patients have undergone Swift treatment within the UK.
If you would like more details about verruca and warts please have a read of our post on Verrucae and warts and gave an over view of the facts and treatments options available.
Verrucae & Warts present in a variety of ways!
Verrucae can present in many different ways from singular deep lesions to mosaic patterns and clusters, as you can see from the pictures above.
They are typically found on the sole of the foot and toes. The skin on foot provides a good environment for the virus to live. The virus that causes verrucae and warts is the Human Papiloma Virus or HPV. There are different strains of HPV, and depending on the strain this determines the appearance.
1 in 10 people in the UK has a wart or verrucae at any one time, and have tried home treatments that has not been succesful.
What are the benefits to Swift treatment?
Good success rates
Treatment is quick
Reduces pain levels early
- No Scarring
How does Swift work?
Swift treatment targets the infected tissue and by causing disruption and destruction. As The virus can only survive in the top layer of the skin (epidermis), so does not infect tissue beneath, and does not have roots.
Verrucae can present in many different ways from singular deep lesions to mosaic patterns and clusters. They are typically found on the sole of the foot and toes.
There are different strains of HPV, and depending on the strain this determines the appearance.
Swift treatment targets the the infected tissue and by causing disruption and destruction.
Microwaves have been used in healthcare for over 30 years for the the treatment of cancer. Swift uses very low energy levels when compared with other electromagnetic energy forms. The Swift microwave treatment is only capable of supplying enough energy to agitate water molecules and cause frictin as opposed to damaging DNA, and delivers less energy to the skin than most laser and electrocautery treatments.
For very stubborn verrucae and warts, and areas that are sensitive, we offer local anesthesia.
Common Q&A's About Swift Treatment:
What can I do after my treatment?
The area may feel sore after treatment, but should not prevent you from completing your everyday activities.
How many treatments will I need?
This all depends on your response to treatment, however 3 to 4 treatments are typical.
Is treatment painful?
Pain levels vary from patient to patient and location of treatment, there may be some mild discomfort lasting 2-3 seconds and quickly subsiding.
We offer local anesthesia for patients with low pain thresholds, who are anxious, or for sensitive areas.
What are the success rates?
Clinical effectiveness 77%.
Average size of lesion treated 5-10mm.
95% of patients would recommend the treatment to a friend.
70% of patients rated the treatment as a 10/10.
No adverse events or scarring.
Statistics taken from Emblation.com
What is the cost of treatment?
Here at the Portobello Clinic the cost per application of Swift is £175. This is inclusive of assessment.
Where can I get further details from?
We also offer other clinic based verruca treatments.
To contact us or make an Appointment 0208 962 0635
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