Swift Wart Treatment

At Advance Foot Clinic, our team of highly-skilled, knowledgeable and qualified podiatrists have the professional capabilities and years of experience required for assessing and treating practically any lower limb conditions, including specific foot health concerns like plantar warts.

Not only are our staff known for being friendly and efficient, but our management team has ensured that our podiatrists have access to only the very best and latest equipment in the industry. That way our patients are guaranteed to be provided with the highest quality of care.

So to uphold this standard, we are now able to offer our patients the most revolutionary medical microwave technology that has proven to be an effective treatment for the complete removal of warts.

What are Plantar Warts?

Plantar warts, sometimes referred to as cauliflowers on the feet, are a common Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection that forms on the outer layer of the skin. The reason that they’re sometimes referred to as cauliflowers is due to its round growth formation combined with the uneven, bubbly surface that resembles the vegetable. Oftentimes, tiny red or black spots can be seen in the wart due to the blood supply.

Although HPV related warts can appear anywhere on the body, plantar warts refer specifically to the warts that form on the soles of feet. Typically, plantar warts form as a myriad of tiny skin papules that feel rough at the touch. The plantar warts can occur either alone or as part of a small cluster. If left untreated, the pain felt from the plantar warts can be debilitating and the warts can spread and grow in number.

While eradicating plantar warts can be tricky, due to their ability to consistently evade the body’s immune system, the new Swift microwave therapy has a strong track record for effective wart treatment.

What is Swift Microwave Wart Treatment?

The Swift microwave wart treatment has an incredible 83% success rate! Its resolution rate is higher than any other existing wart treatment to date, including salicylic acid treatments and cryotherapy.

So what exactly is Swift microwave therapy? Well Swift therapy is a breakthrough technology available only to licensed Podiatrists and Dermatologists for the general treatment of certain skin lesions. The Swift wart treatment technology works by placing a special probe and delivering microwave energy directly to the infected skin cells. The microwave energy is emitted in short and sudden bursts at a predetermined depth to ensure it targets only the wart.

To get technical, the emission of microwave energy to the infected skin cells induces a process called Heat Shock. This causes the wart to release particular proteins which enter into the circulatory system. Once this occurs, the body’s immune system is able to recognise the infection and fight off the virus.

How Safe is Swift Microwave Therapy?

Swift wart therapy is extremely safe with little to worry about. The Swift technology’s microwaves are a type of non ionising radiation.

The very low energy levels of the microwave technology will only vibrate the water molecules within skin cells. What this means is that this specific form of microwaves are not able to cause any damages to living DNA tissues.

Will You Feel Anything?

The temperature range of a Swift treatment is between 42 to 45 degrees Celsius (not many degrees warmer than a typical hot bath). This is not likely to cause any serious tissue damage. The rapid heating of the wart is typically felt as a sharp and warm sensation that lasts no longer than 1-2 seconds. In most cases, this process is repeated on each skin lesion between 4 to 12 times.

While the treatment process is very brief, we understand that pain is a subjective, individualised experience. There is generally no expected pain post treatment.

How Many Treatments are Required?

If you’re considering the commencement of any treatment, it is imperative to have an assessment prior. Once a trained podiatrist has evaluated the infection, they will discuss with you a treatment plan.

The treatment duration will largely depend on how your body’s immune system responds to the Swift therapy. Generally, most patients require between 3 and 4 treatments, spaced approximately 4 weeks apart. Yet, keep in mind that how many treatments you will require may vary from these averages.

After Treatment Care

Another amazing benefit of the Swift wart therapy is that typically there’s no aftercare treatment necessary. Any pain and discomfort experienced during treatment should cease immediately afterwards. There have been some reports of skin sensitivity for about 12-72 hours post-therapy, however this is not a common occurrence.

There is also no requirement for covering or applying aftercare chemicals to the skin. Once the treatment is complete, patients are able to put their shoes straight back on to walk out of the clinic. And no waiting period is needed to resume normal activities such as exercising and swimming.

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Why Choose Us?

At Advance Foot Clinic, our team of podiatrists are experienced, highly-skilled and knowledgeable. All of our podiatrists are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), so you can rest assured your feet are in good hands.

In order to provide you with the best and highest quality podiatry care, we strive to stay up-to-date with the latest industry-related technology available to us in Australia.

When you put your trust in our clinic, we guarantee exceptional client support and services. We take the time to sit down with you for a consultation and discuss the most suitable, comprehensive and personalised treatment plan that’ll get you back on your feet as soon as possible.

If you’re not sure where or how to start or have any questions, feel free to contact us and one of our friendly administrative staff members will be in touch with you. Alternatively, you can visit one of our clinics or book now for an initial consultation.

Who Can Receive This Treatment?

Generally, most people who are experiencing stubborn plantar warts can receive Swift microwave therapy. However, there can be exceptions, so it’s always important to have an assessment with a trained podiatrist first. At Advance Foot Clinic, our team of podiatrists will be able to identify if this wart removal treatment is right for you.

Take the first step towards happy and healthy feet.

Ready to give your feet the care they deserve? Book your appointment online or call us and experience our expert podiatry services at any of our six clinic locations.