Swift Microwave Treatment (Plantar Warts)
Before and After
What is Swift microwave therapy?
Swift Microwave Therapy is a new technology that was developed in the UK and has been licensed for the treatment of certain types of skin lesions that are treated under the umbrellas of Dermatology and Podiatry practices. The technology uses a special probe applied to the affected areas of the skin. Microwave energy is transferred through the probe into the affected tissue to treat the area and clear up warts and skin lesions. The Swift system is comprised of a very low level of electromagnetic energy that won’t damage DNA or cause damage to healthy tissues. The input of energy applied to the skin is less than most other forms of laser therapy treatments and is strong enough to only cause friction and agitate water molecules. Microwaves have been used in medical treatments for various forms of cancer since the mid-1980s with positive and effective results. Significant improvements have been made in the technology since it was first introduced, and its scope of treatment is increasing as additional advancements are made.
Is Swift therapy painful?
Swift Microwave Therapy doesn’t require an anesthetic prior to receiving treatment as it is a non-invasive procedure that has a low-level pain factor. Treatment can be mildly uncomfortable during the procedure itself, with any pain or discomfort felt quickly subsiding after treatment has finished. Patients have described the feeling or sensation of pain as being similar to that of an injection, typically described as a sharp pinch at the site. In some cases, patients have experienced prolonged pain, but this is a rare occurrence. Patients may feel some soreness in the treated area following their treatment but find they are still able to resume their normal activities. The treatment also doesn’t require any dressing of the treated area after the procedure has been performed as it doesn’t puncture the skin in any way that could cause bleeding or the risk of infection. Should patients experience severe or prolonged pain, they should seek medical treatment immediately as these are rare side effects of microwave therapy treatment.
How does swift treatment work?
Swift Microwave Therapy is a small, portable generator that produces microwaves to be transferred into the skin through a handheld probe-type applicator. The applicator has a built-in sensor that will only allow it to be operated with a new, unused tip, providing an automatic health and safety feature to avoid cross-contamination. The small applicator face of the applicator allows for the microwave energy dose to be focused where it is needed and reduces the likelihood of damage to the healthy skin surrounding the skin lesion being treated. Swift Microwave Therapy treatments are focused on a predetermined depth of the area to be treated, meaning that the treatment is very quick as the microwaves are only able to work within the defined area. The microwaves start working immediately upon coming into contact with the skin’s surface, using localized heat energy created as the result of water molecules colliding within the tissue to treat the infected tissue in the affected area.
How many swift treatments do I need for warts?
Each patient’s treatment plan is going to be different as their condition is unique. A single treatment of Swift Microwave Therapy typically involves five applications of microwave therapy on the affected area. Treatment plans are built based on the body’s natural immune cycle, which is usually about 4 weeks. This means that patients can expect to return to their doctor for follow-up treatments on a 4-week basis. The number of overall treatments will vary on the advancement of the wart and the immune system’s response to microwave therapy. A typical treatment plan can consist of three or four sessions to achieve complete remission of warts, spaced out to be four weeks apart. Dr. Davinder Bhela, DPM, can help provide you with a more accurate treatment plan after a thorough exam of your feet and understanding all of the details of your particular case of warts.
If you are interested in Swift Microwave Therapy, then we encourage you to contact us through our website. Hicksville Podiatry offers swift microwave therapy, and we are accepting new patients. We serve patients from Hicksville NY, Bethpage NY, Levittown NY, Westbury NY, Plainview NY, Farmingdale NY, Jericho NY, Syosset NY, Brookville NY, Muttontown NY, Upper Brookville NY, Greenvale NY, West Hempstead NY, Swedetown Village NY, North Wantagh NY, Garden City NY, East Hills NY, Franklin Square NY, Lakeville Estates NY, Queens Village NY, Alden Manor NY, North Merrick NY, East Meadow NY, and surrounding areas.