Warts can be uncomfortable, ugly, and more importantly – contagious. Typically, 14% of the population in the United States will seek treatment for plantar warts per year. Therefore, finding an effective solution to effectively eliminate warts is paramount. Fortunately, Swift Microwave Therapy is providing patients with a non-invasive and FDA approved way to remove warts for good.
If you’re looking for an effective and sustainable way to remove an unsightly and contagious wart, our experts can help. Foot and Ankle Specialists of Illinois specialize in Swift Microwave technology and provide our patients with this non-invasive solution for plantar warts.
What is Swift Microwave Therapy?
Swift is a cutting edge, FDA Cleared technology that has proven to be highly effective in the removal of plantar warts. Warts are caused by the HPV virus and when left unattended it can persist, causing you discomfort. It delivers low dose microwave energy through a specialized probe that targets and effectively treat the underlying HPV virus by stimulating a natural immune response in the body. We like to say that we’re addressing the root cause – not the symptom.
How Can Swift Help Me?
Are you tired of dealing with pesky warts? We at Foot & Ankle Specialists are very excited to announce that we have a brand new and effective treatment for surface-based skin lesions, primarily warts. Warts are a frustrating condition that not only affects your appearance but can also cause a great deal of pain. Swift Microwave Therapy can not only reduce the size and look of the wart but alleviate discomfort by targeting the source problem.
What Can I Expect?
Swift is a cutting edge, FDA Cleared technology that has proven to be highly effective in the removal of plantar warts. Underneath the skin, the wart can have finger-like roots that reach down and grow, making them very difficult to treat effectively from the surface. It delivers low dose microwave energy through a specialized probe that targets and effectively treat the underlying HPV virus by stimulating a natural immune response in the body. We like to say that we’re addressing the root cause; not the symptom.
How Effective Is Swift Microwave Therapy?
The Swift technology treatment feels similar to the pain of a small scratch or injection, lasting only a few seconds before immediately subsiding. Some may experience some soreness after the treatment, but not anything strong enough to impair normal day-to-day activities.
Is It Painful?
While pain is variable and patient/lesion-specific, most patients typically feel some level of discomfort as infected tissue temperatures are rapidly elevated over a 2-second dose of energy. The pain immediately subsides following cessation of energy delivery and there is very limited post-procedural pain, in fact, some report an immediate reduction in pain levels. All patients are about to continue on with day-to-day activities immediately following treatment.