Matthew updates on Kelso Foot Clinic’s new Swift verruca treatment. This is Matthew’s preferred option for getting rid of your verruca. There are lots of benefits – read on to find out how it works, how treatment feels and what you can expect afterwards. Get rid of that verruca!
Swift new verruca treatment
What’s the best way to remove a verruca? Swift verruca therapy!
Kelso Foot Clinic is really excited to be able to offer the very best verruca treatment on the market. It’s called Swift® verruca therapy. Matthew Aplin, experienced podiatrist, can now tell you all about it. That includes how it works, what it feels like, and how you can benefit from it. It’s a great option if you need to get rid of a verruca.
What is Swift Verruca Therapy?
For many years, podiatrists have used either cryotherapy (freezing) or salicyclic acid to treat verrucas. Although these treatments work, in both cases the process can be quite drawn out. So, I’ve added a new option, Swift®, a new technology developed in the UK. It rapidly heats the virus and the temperature rise is what leads to the disappearance of your verruca.
Swift® verruca therapy is unique because it uses microwave energy which is delivered through a special probe. The probe looks like this:
This particular therapy has a number of benefits for treating verrucas. Therefore, it’s now my preferred approach for most of my patients. The key benefits are:
Quick: treatment takes about 5 seconds.
No anaesthetic: unlike some other treatment, I don’t need to numb the area before treatment.
No dressings: Swift verruca treatment does not break the skin, which means you won’t need any dressings.
How does Swift verruca therapy work?
The reason that verrucas are usually hard to treat is that the infected tissue can exist several millimeters below the surface of the skin (see picture 1, below). As a result, I find that traditional treatment options can result in either untreated tissue or significant damage.
I will use the Swift probe to deliver a precise, highly controlled energy dose (picture 2). The microwaves cause water molecules to begin colliding and creating localised heat energy. This quickly destroys all infected tissue.
In just a few seconds, your verruca treatment will be complete. The great thing is that the healing process begins immediately – even as you walk out of the door of my clinic! The treated tissue is quickly replaced, repaired and regenerated (picture 3).
What does it feel like when you’re removing my verruca?
The best thing about this treatment is that it’s quick. You will likely feel a little heat or pain lasting for 2-3 seconds. Most patients tell me it’s a warming sensation. It will usually stop feeling warm or hurting immediately, however. That’s why I won’t need to use any anaesthetic when you come for your Swift verruca treatment.
Will I recover quickly?
Yes! Most of my patients walk out of clinic with little or no pain, and resume their normal activities straight away.
Where can I find more information about Swift verruca treatment?