Better Plantar Wart Treatment with Swift Therapy

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For many people, the only thing worse than getting plantar warts was getting rid of them!

The rough, grainy patches and bumps on the feet that are often caused by warts have a habit of staying for a very long time if not treated – up to a year or even longer in some cases. Home remedies often don’t have any significant effects on making warts disappear, either.

On top of that, the most common professional treatments are often unpleasant, and typically involve cutting, burning, or freezing. 

Fortunately, there is a new technology that allows us to cast those old treatments aside. It’s called Swift Therapy, and it’s a real game-changer for getting rid of plantar warts!

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How Swift Therapy Works on Warts

Plantar warts are caused by a viral infection in the upper layers of the skin. What makes them so stubborn is that the body’s immune system doesn’t tend to patrol these upper layers very well. The virus is essentially living on the outskirts of town, where it can sit without much worry.

This is why previous methods of plantar wart treatment – the cutting, the freezing, etc. – attacked warts from the outside. The most effective way to get rid of a wart was by stripping it down externally. 

Swift Therapy, however, gives us a way to attack a wart from the inside instead.

Swift delivers microwave energy into the site of a wart. This causes heat and disruption in that area, which leads to cells emitting signals that get picked up by the immune system. When the immune system arrives on the scene, they identify the virus as an intruder and start to attack it.

Warts can’t hide anymore now that Swift is around!

What to Expect from Swift Therapy

A full course of Swift typically requires 3 or 4 sessions over a period of a few months. 

During each session, the plantar warts will first be lightly debrided. This does not cause any pain or break the skin.

Once ready, quick doses of microwave energy are delivered via the Swift device. These doses last for 2-3 seconds each and can cause a mild burning sensation, but the pain subsides very quickly after the dose stops. No numbing of the area is required.

Within a few days of a treatment session, many patients will see their warts gradually grow smaller or thinner as their immune system begins to work.

The benefits of Swift over older methods of treatment are many:

  • Much less pain. As noted above, Swift typically causes a quick, dissipating sensation. You won’t be dealing with lingering discomfort hours or days afterward. You won’t even feel it minutes afterward. 
  • Much less mess. There is no need for bandaging or any form of preparation before or after a session. Get on with your day after a session just as you would have normally.
  • No damage to healthy skin. Cutting, burning, and freezing can leave a significant amount of collateral damage. Swift does not harm healthy cells. This is not only a benefit for your comfort; it also means we don’t have to worry about “holding back” on treatment to avoid any unnecessary damage or pain.
  • It’s effective. Many patients may need only a couple of sessions for full results, depending on their circumstances. We will evaluate the situation each time to determine whether another session is necessary.

A Better Way to Get Rid of Plantar Warts

The longer you let plantar warts go without treatment, the more opportunity they will have to spread – not only across your feet, but potentially to others as well.

Swift leaves the major downsides of old plantar wart treatments in the past. If you have hesitated to seek treatment for yourself or a loved one, Swift is the comfortable alternative you’ve been waiting for.

Schedule an appointment by calling either of our two offices:

Princeton Office