Looking for effective plantar wart removal in Brisbane? Swift currently has the highest success rate on the market for treating warts.
Warts are a viral infection from the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that manifests as a growth on the skin. There are over 100 strains of HPV, but only a few cause warts on the foot. The others strains are more likely to cause warts on other areas of your skin & body eg. hands, face, knees or genitals. A plantar wart or verruca are found on the sole of your foot. They tend to be painful and challenging to treat because the skin is thicker on the sole of the feet because it is a weight bearing surface. Using SWIFT microwave therapy we are able to treat from the elbows to your hands, and from your knees down to the feet.
They are very contagious, and easily spread to other parts of the body or from person to person, so it's important to have it treated swiftly.
Swift uses medical microwave technology that is highly effective in resolving warts and verrucae. The machine allows us to deliver a focused direct microwave signal to a pre-determined depth into the skin, ensuring only the wart is treated. This is what sets Swift apart from other treatment options. As these microwaves travel to a pre-determined depth, they do not damage the surface of the skin and instead causes the infected wart tissue to release proteins that elicit an immune response from the body, to fight and cure the virus. Therefore, over the course of treatments your body becomes immune to the virus compared to other treatment options that just kill the wart.
It rapidly heats the infected tissue to 42-45ºC over 2 seconds and this is repeated 5-8 times. This sudden increase in temperature can cause
discomfort, however, as Swift treatments are very quick, discomfort only lasts a few seconds. Once the appropriate dosage has been
delivered, the client can walk out without dressings and in no/very minimal pain.
There are multiple benefits that differentiate Swift from other plantar wart treatments:
1. Initial SWIFT Consultation
During this appointment, the podiatrist will confirm the presence of a wart on your foot and take you through the various treatment options to form your treatment plan. If Swift is chosen, the first treatment can be administered on the spot, as you can walk out a wound or dressings.
2. Swift sessions - Most patients require 3 appointments
Each session will be administered 4 weeks apart until the wart is resolved.
If you think you have a wart, book in to see one of our Brisbane based podiatrists to learn more about this modern treatment. Alternatively, we also have a team in Newmarket and provide home visit services.