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SWIFT Microwave Therapy

INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

Frequently asked questions by patients considering treatment using Swift microwave therapy. 

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. At the Foot Health Clinic, we use this therapy for the resolution of verruca.

DOES IT HURT?

It is not uncommon for patients to feel a short, sharp sensation. Unlike most treatments for verruca, pain felt during the treatment quickly subsides, and only in rare cases is there any prolonged pain. 

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 a verruca would be able to have this treatment. Your Podiatrist will carry out an assessment prior to treatment and be able to advise you on this.

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