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Swift Verruca Treatments

A pioneering new microwave therapy system for verrucas

 Although verrucas are incredibly common and are also generally harmless, some people find them itchy, painful, embarrassing or just a general inconvenience. Chances are they will eventually go away on their own but this can take months or even years so if you’re bothered by verrucas, treatment is highly recommended.

What is Swift verruca treatment?

Swift verruca treatment applicator - Foot DynamicsTraditionally, verruca treatment has been a long, drawn-out process because infected tissue can exist several millimetres below the surface. Aside from taking a long time to destroy the verruca, this can also result in either untreated tissue or significant damage to the skin.

Foot Dynamics is delighted to announce that this is all about to change thanks to the very latest in verruca treatment – Swift.

‘Swift verruca treatment is a fast, effective and painless removal treatment even for the most embedded verrucas.’

It’s a microwave treatment which sees a highly controlled energy dose applied to the skin. This causes localised heating and initiates an immune response, quickly destroying all infected tissue within a predetermined depth.

The treatment is complete in just seconds, leaving the body to absorb and replace the treated tissue. What’s more, it’s thought that the thermal reaction causes heat stress protein production, stimulating a strong immune response, leading to the shrinking and eventual disappearance of the verruca.

The skin remains unbroken and there is no bleeding which means that no dressings are required and you don’t have to worry about trying to keep the area dry. Furthermore, there’s no need to modify physical activity following Swift treatment.

There shouldn’t be any scarring or other long-term marking of the skin which is another reason why Swift is very quickly becoming a popular method of verruca removal.

 

 

What are verrucas?

Vеrruсаѕ are a small flat wart usually found on the sole of the feet, on weight-baring areas. Although less common, some people also have them on their hands. They’re not usually painful but can feel tender when pressed from the side or like a small stone under the foot which can cause mild discomfort.

Image of a Verruca example

Verrucae have the appearance of a lump or a growth and are normally hard and dry. They can be skin-coloured, white or even a darker colour and may appear as a small, single bump or group together in clusters, also known as mosaic warts.

We become more susceptible to verrucas when our immune system is weakened thanks to mild illnesses such as colds and flu, stress or poor diet. Recent research also suggests that verrucas which are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and as a result, the common theory that they’re caught by cross-infection from communal areas such as swimming pools and showers, has fallen out of favour. Despite this, any lesion on the foot such as a blister or cut may increase the chances of infection because this provides an easy entry point for the virus.

 

What should I do if I have a verruca?

Trеаtmеnt іѕ gеnеrаllу advised as soon as a vеrruса hаѕ been discovered. Although it will eventually go away on its own (65% disappear within two years), it’s impossible to decipher how long this will take or if it will multiply in the meantime.

Treatment is particularly recommended if:

  • The verruca keeps getting bigger
  • More verruce are appearing
  • It’s causing you significant pain or discomfort
  • You’ve had it for more than two years
  • You’re worried about spreading the virus to other people
  • It bothers you and is affecting your confidence or everyday life

For further information about Swift verruca treatment, head to the official Swift website or get in touch with Foot Dynamics and a member of the team will be happy to provide you with further details.

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Treatment Process:

Swift Verruca Treatment diagram - 1 before - Foot Dynamics

1) Before: The verruca

Infected tissue can exist several millimetres below the surface and can be difficult to treat using traditional methods.

Swift Verruca Treatment diagram - 2 during treatment - Foot Dynamics

2) During: Swift Treatment

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.

Swift Verruca Treatment diagram - 3 after treatment - Foot Dynamics

3) After: Tissue recovery

In just seconds the treatment is complete, leaving the body to absorb and replace the treated tissue.

Foot Dynamics practices in Crowthorne and Woking