What is Swift Therapy?
Swift therapy, a cutting-edge treatment originating from the UK and FDA-cleared, employs microwave energy to eliminate plantar warts. This procedure delivers a low and targeted dose of microwave energy, generally considered safe for most patients. However, certain conditions such as having a pacemaker, being immune-suppressed, pregnancy or breastfeeding, having metal plates or pins in your feet, suffering from poor circulation, or having conditions affecting the body’s healing ability require consultation with our podiatrist.
What sets Swift therapy apart is its focus on addressing the root cause of plantar warts. By stimulating the body’s natural immune response, it ensures comprehensive treatment below the surface, reducing the likelihood of frustrating recurrences.
Traditional Treatments for Plantar Warts
Traditional wart treatments have been the go-to for years, including over-the-counter salicylic acid treatments, cryotherapy, laser therapy, and surgical removal. While these methods may produce results, they come with notable drawbacks, such as slow recovery, discomfort, scarring, and the potential for the wart to return.
Over-the-counter solutions often require prolonged use before visible improvements occur, and even then, success is not guaranteed. Cryotherapy can be uncomfortable and may lead to scarring, while surgical removal involves inherent risks and the possibility of the wart recurring. Laser therapy, although less invasive than surgery, can be costly and may require multiple sessions.
How is Swift Therapy Better than Traditional Treatments?
Swift therapy presents a compelling alternative to traditional treatments by recruiting the immune system to resolve this viral infection without creating an open sore. Its targeted approach goes beyond symptomatic relief, addressing the root cause of the problem and reducing the chance of warts returning.
The controlled microwave energy precisely targets infected tissue without harming surrounding healthy skin, making it a patient-friendly and efficient option. Unlike traditional methods that disrupt daily activities with pain and bandage changes for weeks on end, most SWIFT patients experience no pain after the treatment and no interruption in their lifestyle.
Additionally, Swift therapy minimizes the risk of scarring, a common concern with surgical and laser approaches. The controlled nature of the microwave energy ensures that only the infected tissue is affected, leaving healthy surrounding tissue untouched.
Should You Get Swift Therapy for Your Warts?
The decision to opt for Swift therapy depends on your unique circumstances and the effectiveness of previous treatments. If you’ve found traditional methods to be ineffective, inconvenient, or associated with discomfort and scarring, Swift therapy represents a non-invasive, convenient, and reliable alternative.
Consult with our office to discuss your specific situation and make an informed decision about the most suitable course of action. Swift therapy’s ability to address the root cause and provide quicker results makes it an appealing choice for those seeking an efficient and comprehensive wart treatment.