Swift uses microwave energy which is delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to treat the affected tissue. Multiple verrucas and even warts can be treated at a single session. The treatment is quick, efficient & no anaesthetic or dressings are needed.
Swift is a cutting edge, FDA Cleared technology that has proven to be highly effective in the removal of plantar warts . It delivers low dose microwave energy through a specialized probe that targets and effectively treats the underlying HPV virus by stimulating a natural immune response in the body.
IS SWIFT VERRUCA TREATMENT SAFE ? Yes. The treatment is called ’emblation’ and has been used to treat cancer over the past 30 years.
Sensation varies from person to person but most people undergoing Swift describe it as similar to a prick with a needle although some may find it more painful . Swift is applied for up to 5 seconds at a time and any discomfort usually lasts 1-2 seconds then quickly subside and disappear.
How Do You Know When A Verruca Is Dying ? This is generally hard to tell . If you are actively treating the verruca , as it dies it changes colour; the verruca turns black when the blood supply has been cut off.
It’s still a good treatment, just use ZINC OXIDE TAPE instead (as long as the child doesn’t have a zinc allergy). Apply a small square of tape over the verruca every day, or ask the child to do this so they feel empowered and that they are doing something positive to treat their pesky verruca .
Your GP may prescribe verruca removal medication containing salicylic acid to burn away your verruca . You should soak your feet in warm water and file any thickened skin before applying the medication.
People also use duct tape or clear nail polish to suffocate the virus, thereby removing the wart , although these treatments probably do not work any better than a placebo.
The most commonly used treatments for warts and verrucas are salicylic acid and cryotherapy (freezing). Medicines. There are many creams, gels and medicated plasters for treating warts and verrucas. Cryotherapy . Cryotherapy is the process of freezing your wart using liquid nitrogen so it falls off. Specialist treatments.
Tape (occlusive wrapping) Another simple treatment that has been found to be effective is applying a piece of duct tape over the verruca . This method is safe and pain-free.