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Advanced Technology

Swift - Microwave Therapy for Verruca

Swift is a new technology, developed in the UK, which has been licensed 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.

  • Breakthrough Treatment -  The same technology that has been used in the fight against cancer since the 1970's has been brought to the fields of Podiatry & Dermatology in this pioneering treatment. 

  • Quick Treatment - Swift treatment lasts no longer than 2 secs each dose.

  • Clean Treatment - No smoke, no smell, there is not normally any requirement for anaesthetic nor do patients usually require post-procedural dressings.

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 and the healing cascade begins immediately. Treated tissue is quickly replaced, repaired and regenerated.

Swift Before
Swift After


  1. Does it hurt? Like many treatments for skin lesions, some discomfort may be experienced. Before treatment your Podiatrist or Dermatologist may decide to debride the lesion.  Pain levels vary from person to person but most people undergoing Swift liken it to a pain similar to an injection or a scratch, lasting 2 - 3 seconds then quickly subsiding. Only in rare cases is there any prologed pain.  

  2. What can I do after treatment? In some cases the treated area may feel sore but will not usually prevent you undertaking normal daily activities. 

  3. 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 4 weeks apart depending on the response.

  4. Can anyone receive this treatment? With a few exceptions, most people with skin lesions would be able to have this treatment. Swift is not recommended for use on diabetic patients, patients with implanted electronic devices or electrodes or for use close to metallic objects (i.e. metal foot implants, jewellery etc)

Click Here to read an article about one of our patients who got rid of her stubborn verruca by treating it with Swift. 

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