Swift Microwave Therapy for Those in Belconnen, Canberra and Surrounds
The most effective way to treat plantar warts
This method has an 83% success rate, higher than any other form of wart treatment
What is a wart?
Plantar warts are small, rough lesions on the bottoms of your feet, often with callous grown over the top. They often have little black dots in the center which are small blood capillaries. Warts can be painful to walk on and can feel like standing on a pebble or small object, particularly if the wart is on a high weight-bearing area (e.g. the heel or ball of the foot).
Why are they hard to get rid of?
Normally, the immune system detects the virus and releases antibodies to fight it. However, HPV proteins do not release viral proteins to circulating cells which makes it hard for the immune system to detect and fight off. Those who are immunosuppressed (older age, diabetics, pregnancy, peripheral arterial disease) will find it harder to get rid of a wart due to a less active immune system.
How is Swift microwave therapy different from other wart treatments?
How many treatments do I need?
The number of treatments you will need depends on how well you respond. Most people require up to 3 treatments, spread 1 month apart. A follow up is usually conducted 3 months after the last treatment to ensure your warts have resolved. An additional treatment may be required.
What should I expect in my treatment?
Your podiatrist will identify any warts and assess if you are a suitable candidate for Swift wart therapy. You should stop using home wart remedies approximately one week before treatment. Excessive thick skin covering the wart may be removed. Swift microwave therapy will then be applied to the surface of the wart in short, two second bursts. It is unlikely you will see any significant changes in the wart immediately after treatment. It may take weeks to a month to notice changes in its appearance.
Is Swift microwave treatment painful?
Treatment is only administered in multiple applications for two second bursts. You may experience discomfort as the wart will be heated up to 42-45°C for a brief period. This temperature range is not enough to cause any serious tissue damage or scarring. Any discomfort should subside after the probe leaves the skin. After treatment, the area may feel sore but should not stop you from doing normal activities. The area should not require any dressing or re-dressing at home.
Book an Appointment at Our Canberra Clinic to Assess and Treat Your Plantar WartOur podiatrists are here to ensure those in Canberra have access to quality services that can help individuals get the treatment they deserve. Easily book an appointment at our clinic online or give us a call on 02 6198 4818.
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