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How Does Swift® Wart Removal Work?

Warts are a common contagious condition affecting the outer skin layers, caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

They have the potential to spread across different areas of the body and can also be transmitted from one individual to another. Warts can be extremely difficult to get rid of, as they are very good at avoiding the body’s immune system.

Swift® Wart Removal is a medical microwave technology used in the treatment of skin lesions including warts, verrucae or papillomas. During treatment, a focused microwave signal is transmitted into the skin to directly target the wart.

This causes a process known as heat shock to occur within the infected skin cells. As a result, the wart releases particular proteins into the circulatory system, triggering the immune system to recognise and begin to fight the virus.

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Benefits of Swift® Microwave Therapy.

Shorter Treatment Time

Microwaves deliver rapid internal heat generation allowing shorter treatment times. Each treatment can be completed in a regular podiatry appointment time.

No At-Home Care

There is nothing additional you need to do after your treatment meaning you can go about your day as normal.

No Dressings

Because the treatment is non-invasive, no bandages or other dressings are needed.

No Anaesthetic

The procedure may cause some minor discomfort as the wart is heated but an anaesthetic is not required.

High Success Rate

Swift® has an 83% resolution rate*, a higher reported success rate than any other wart treatment.
*Based on data analysed from post market surveillance July 2017 of trained Swift® users.

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What Does a Usual Treatment Plan Look Like?

Your podiatrist will discuss and recommend a treatment plan based on your individual needs. Generally, we recommend 1 treatment per month over a 3 month period, with a follow up review at 3 months after the treatment is completed. In some cases where lesions are more complex, additional treatments may be recommended.

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How Long Does the Treatment Take to Work?

The time needed for full resolution can vary, depending on various factors like age, overall health, and the type of HPV infection. The average timeframe however is 80 days. Everyone’s immune system responds in different timeframes and will depend on your age, overall health, the type of HPV infection, how long you’ve had the infection for. There is a small chance that your wart does not take to this treatment and in this case, your podiatrist will discuss alternative treatments available

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Who Is Swift® Wart Treatment Suitable For?

With a few exceptions, this treatment is suitable for most people experiencing skin lesions. Your podiatrist will complete a full assessment prior to treatment and can advise if Swift® treatment is right for you.

It is important to tell your podiatrist if any of the following relates to you as this may affect your suitability for Swift® treatment:

  • Diabetes
  • Numbness or tingling in your feet
  • Peripheral vascular disease or poor blood flow to your feet
  • A history of serious or recurrent infections such as cellulitis
  • Immune system compromises
  • Pregnancy
  • Metal implants
  • Internal defibrillator or pacemaker device fitted.
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How Much Does Treatment Cost?

The cost of treatment will depend on your individual circumstances. Your podiatrist will discuss the best plan for you based on the complexity of your condition and the recommended number of sessions. You should also check with your health fund as rebates may be available to you depending on your cover (HICAPs code 541). Invoices will be provided at each appointment for you to claim with your private health fund.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Don’t worry if you observe the wart increasing in size or new warts surfacing. This is generally an encouraging indication that the treatment is taking effect. What’s likely happening is that previously unnoticed warts have become more visible or deep-seated ones are emerging through the skin layer. Usually, the condition of the warts deteriorates before it begins to improve.

Immediate changes in the wart’s appearance are not often obvious right after treatment. Typically, it can take anywhere from a week to several months to see noticeable shifts in its condition. The healing process usually starts from the foundation of the wart rather than the outer layer. You might spot tiny black dots appearing, which is a positive indicator that your immune system is reacting positively to the treatment.

Generally, no care is required after Swift® Microwave Therapy and you can carry on with your day as normal.

In a few cases, you might notice a shallow blister forming. Generally, an undisturbed blister doesn’t require any additional care. If you do experience persistent discomfort post-treatment, or if there’s a break in the skin, apply an antiseptic ointment and cover the affected zone with a bandage and reach out to your podiatrist for specific advice.

Microwave radiation falls under the category of non-ionising radiation, meaning it is considered to pose no risk of DNA damage to living cells. Swift® utilises exceedingly low energy levels, only sufficient to agitate water molecules within your skin cells.

The wart is rapidly heated to 42-45°C (a temperature range is just a few degrees warmer than a hot bath). This may cause a feeling of discomfort that lasts a few seconds during the heating.

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