Swift is the quick and clean new treatment for benign skin lesions. Unlike cryotherapy, salicylic acid and laser, Swift does not break the surface of the skin and eliminates the need to keep your foot dry, or for the need to apply dressings – leaving you to carry on your day as normal.
Microwave energy is widely used in a number of medical fields to elevate tissue temperatures and create precise, localised cell destruction.
Infected tissue can exist several millimetres below the surface and can often be difficult to treat using traditional methods, resulting in either untreated tissue or significant damage.
Swift delivers a precise, highly controlled energy dose. As microwaves travel into the tissue, water molecules begin colliding and creating localised heat energy – quickly destroying all infected tissue within a predetermined depth.
In just seconds the treatment is complete, leaving the body to absorb and replace the treated tissue.
Frequently asked questions by patients considering treatment using Swift microwave therapy.
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.
Like many treatments for skin lesions, some discomfort may be experienced. Before treatment your podiatrist may decide to reduce the lesion with a blade. Pain levels vary from person to person but most people under- going Swift liken it to a pain similar to an injection, lasting 2 - 3 seconds then quickly subsiding.
In some cases the treated area may feel sore but will not prevent you undertaking normal daily activities.
This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. In most cases you need three treatments, these are spread from 14 days to over a month apart. Your Podiatrist will be able to discuss this with you as the treat- ment progresses.
With a few exceptions, most people with skin lesions would be able to have this treatment. However Lightfoot Podiatry does not recommend this treatment for small children.
Further information and testimonials can be found at www.treatverruca.com