Frequently asked questions by patients considering treatment using Swift microwave therapy.
WHAT IS SWIFT®?
Swift is a new technology, developed in the UK, which has been licenced for the general treatment of skin lesions in Podiatry and Dermatology. The treatment uses microwave energy delivered through a special probe applied directly to affected tissue.
DOES IT HURT?
Some minor discomfort may be experienced. Before treatment your podiatrist or dermatologist may decide to reduce the lesion with a blade. Pain levels vary from person to person but most people undergoing Swift liken it to a pain similar to an injection or a scratch, lasting only 2 - 3 seconds before quickly subsiding.
WHAT CAN I DO AFTER MY VERRUCA TREATMENT?
In some cases the treated area may feel sore but will not prevent you undertaking normal daily activities.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. In some cases, you may need more than one treatment (these can be from 14 days to over a month apart depending on the response). This will be discussed with you at consultation stage.
WHAT DOES THE SWIFT MICROWAVE TREATMENT COST?
An average a full course of treatments costs £300”
CAN ANYONE RECEIVE THIS SWIFT VERRUCA TREATMENT?
With a few exceptions, most people with skin lesions would be able to have this treatment. Patricia Kerr will carry out an assessment prior to treatment to advise you on this.
CAN ANYONE ADMINISTER THIS MICROWAVE VERRUCA TREATMENT?
Patricia is a trained, registered Clinician who is experienced with the product and treatment protocol. Before undergoing treatment Patricia will undergo a full consultation with the patient and give you the full range of options available.