SWIFT is a new technology, developed in the UK, which has been licenced for the general treatment of verrucas and warts in Podiatry. Covering the area from Elgin to Dunfermline, Amy from Amy Maclean Podiatry is the only registered podiatrist with the Swift technology.
The published data for the Swift microwave system would indicate that success rates are higher than many treatments historically available (the published study information is available).
Like many treatments for skin lesions, some minor discomfort may be experienced. Before treatment your podiatrist or dermatologist may decide to reduce the lesion with a blade. 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.
This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. In some cases, you may need more than one treatment (these can be from 14 days to over a month apart depending on the response). Your Podiatrist or Dermatologist will be able to discuss this with you.
With a few exceptions, most people with skin lesions would be able to have this treatment. Your Podiatrist or Dermatologist will carry out an assessment prior to treatment and be able to advise you on this..
In some cases the treated area may feel sore but will not prevent you undertaking normal daily activities. Normally any pain or discomfort ends as soon as the treatment is finished but it is possible there may be some minor discomfort. However one of the great things about Swift is there is no broken skin, also no dressings and no need to keep it dry. Therefore you can do anything you wish. Swim, shower, run, jump and play.