Swift is a new technology, first released in the UK in 2016, which has been licensed for the general treatment of skin lesions in Podiatry.
Swift uses microwave energy which is delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to treat the affected tissue. This stimulates an immune response from the body causing the bodies immune system to kill the wart virus.
Plantar warts are stubborn benign growths usually on the base of your feet that are hard to get rid off. They are caused by a virus infecting the skin and causes a benign lesion to grow. They exist in your skin as they hide from your bodies immune system. They are often mistaken as corns and a small singular wart can grow and multiply becoming painful and embarrassing. Traditional treatment has ranged from shaving warts back and applying an acid under dressings through to the use of freezing modalities. Treatment is often slow, messy and painful, but worst of all highly unsuccessful!
Unlike traditional treatments, there is no need for dressings to be left on and kept dry, there is no build-up of dead skin and no worry of burning the skin due to excess use of acid or cold treatments. Most people require 3 treatments, 1 month apart with no self-treatment required. It’s that easy! Best of all, treatment is relatively painless and a recent study showed a success rate of 83% compared to a 23-33% success rate (at best) for traditional treatments.
Medipedi has been lucky enough to get one of the first machines in Adelaide. To book your initial Gap Free Assessment with our podiatrist call or email our Norwood Spa now.
Do you want more information about our Plantar Warts Treatments? Enter your details and we’ll send you our information pack straight to your email. Or if you’d prefer to have a chat call us at one of our nearest locations.