Swift Microwave Therapy
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Swift Microwave Therapy
To say that warts are a pain in the backside would be an understatement. They’re unsightly, uncomfortable and can be very difficult to get rid of. Nobody likes warts!
At Fairfield Podiatry, we invest in equipment that helps us to achieve the desired outcome as quickly as possible. This is why we purchased a Swift microwave therapy machine.
What is Swift microwave therapy?
Swift is a state-of-the-art machine that’s used to deliver microwave energy into a wart via the end of a handpiece. This process is both non-invasive and safe.
How do I know if Swift microwave therapy will help me?
Swift microwave therapy isn’t suitable for everyone. This is why we need to assess your wart prior to you pursuing this treatment option. Your podiatrist will explain the pros and cons of each treatment option and make a recommendation based on your individual circumstances.
How does Swift microwave therapy work?
Microwaves are a form of non-ionising radiation, which does not damage DNA. The microwaves heat the wart to 42-45 degrees celsius. This causes the virally infected cells to become stressed and release signals that help the immune system to recognise and kill them. The microwaves penetrate the skin to a predetermined depth and don’t spread out, which means that they will not burn or damage your skin.
Does Swift microwave therapy hurt?
Like most wart treatment options, Swift microwave therapy does cause some discomfort. Whilst some people don’t experience any discomfort, most people report feeling a hot sting that lasts for no longer than a few seconds. You’ll be pleased to hear that even if you do experience some discomfort, it’ll be all over within a couple of minutes.
How will I feel after a treatment?
Most people experience no discomfort following a treatment. This means that you’ll walk out of the clinic feeling as good if not better than when you walked in. Your skin may be red and warm for a short period of time following a treatment, but this is nothing to be concerned about.
How many treatments are required?
The recommended protocol is one treatment per month for 3 months. However, you may require more or fewer treatments.
Will I need to do anything between treatments?
The good news is that you won’t need to do anything between treatments. You can go about your daily life whilst your immune system gets to work on killing the virally infected cells.
BENEFITS OF SWIFT MICROWAVE THERAPY
Will not burn or damage skin
No dressing required
Minimal or no pain following treatment
No self-care required between treatments