Do you have an unsightly, uncomfortable plantar wart that won’t go away?
Have you tried different treatments and been disappointed with the results?
You may not know it, but popular methods like cryotherapy or salicylic acid can actually be ineffective in the treatment of warts, and even damage your skin.
So it’s time to say goodbye to frustrating, harmful treatments that haven’t worked for you, and hello to Australia’s most effective wart treatment:
Swift Microwave Therapy
Plantar warts are difficult, because the way the virus invades the skin makes it highly resistant to treatment. But the Swift microwave therapy for warts offers the solution you deserve so you can get back to living your life.
This method has an 83 per cent success rate, higher than any other form of treatment. And in just one to three sessions, the majority of patients see their warts completely disappear.
Read on to learn why Swift is an excellent choice for you.
The benefits of swift
No dressings required
No anaesthetic required
Fast treatment session
No pain post-treatment
Few treatments needed
how does swift work?
Swift uses microwaves to selectively target and destroy plantar warts.
Warts form a few millimetres under the skin, making them hard to reach and treat. Unlike cryotherapy or salicylic acid treatments, Swift targets the root cause of the wart, delivering microwave energy directly into the affected tissue without breaking skin or damaging the surrounding area.
Swift microwaves can be adjusted to focus on a defined area and depth. They generate thermal energy, heating the tissue and triggering a state of stress in the infected cells. Heat causes the release of signalling proteins which alert your body’s immune system to fight the virus.
After Swift treatment, the body recognises and eliminates infected skin cells. New, healthy cells regenerate, and skin returns to normal.
Is Swift Safe?
Yes! Microwaves have been used for many clinical purposes for the past few decades, such as cancer treatment. They also show up in everyday life, from kitchen appliances to WiFi and cordless Bluetooth earbuds.
Microwaves are a form of non-ionising radiation, meaning they won’t damage our DNA. Swift combines them with low-level energy, targeting a precise location, so only the wart is affected.
Swift is approved for safe use by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia.
How many treatments will I need?
How many treatments you’ll need is dependent on how you respond to Swift microwave therapy. However, most patients require three treatments or less. The treatment method with an 83 per cent successful removal rate includes three treatments spaced one month apart, followed by a three-month follow-up review.
Three treatments, one month apart
Follow-up three months after
does swift hurt?
The rapid heating of the wart to 42-45C can cause discomfort. However, this only lasts for a few seconds. The temperature range is a few degrees warmer than a hot bath and will not cause any serious tissue damage or scarring.
more benefits of swift
Utilises the body's immune system to treat the virus
It’s non-destructive and non-invasive
Can see complete removal after a single treatment
95 per cent of patients recommend the treatment
It’s suitable for treating children
Patients can continue daily activities as usual after treatment
Cost of swift microwave therapy
Swift therapy session229Price per session for the first three sessions one month apart as needed.
Additional sessions150Additional sessions if needed after three month review
What you need to know
How long does it take
Treatment duration depends on the number of warts and their size. Allow 30 minutes.
Before your appointment
Stop using home wart treatments, particularly acid-based methods, one week before treatment. Avoid using topical local anaesthetic gel or cream before treatment.
- Verrucae Plantaris
Please let your podiatrist know if you have any of the following:
- Numbness or tingling in the feet
- Peripheral vascular disease or poor blood flow to feet
- History of serious or recurrent infections like cellulitis
- Any condition that affects your immune system
- Metal implants, internal defibrillator, or pacemaker device
after your appointment
It is unlikely that you will see any changes in the appearance of the lesion immediately after treatment. It is normal for a week or even months to pass before a patient notices a transformation, as the lesion will disappear starting at the base, not the surface. Small, black dots may appear; this is a good sign that your immune system is responding to treatment.
In some rare cases, a small blister may form after you receive Swift microwave therapy for plantar warts.
Patience is key! The process can range from six weeks to nine months after treatment. On average, it takes 80 days for warts to disappear with Swift therapy. There is no way of determining how quickly your immune system will respond to this microwave therapy for warts.
Your wart removal period will depend on:
- Your age
- Your overall health
- The type of HPV infection
- How long you have had the infection
Swift is contraindicated in pregnancy.