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Swift Verruca Treatment Overview

  • The World’s most advanced, evidence-based treatment
  • We achieve unprecedented success rates
  • Treatment is particularly suited to stubborn, resistant verrucae


Where do we treat?

We provide Swift Verruca Treatment at the Leigham Practice in South London, and the London Welbeck Hospital in the Harley Street area of Central London.


Three reasons to see our team

  1. We are one of the most experienced teams in the country, with services led by a former NHS Verruca Services manager.
  2. We were one of the original, pioneering practices involved with the introduction of Swift Verruca Treatment to the public.
  3. We have since evolved and developed techniques to achieve unprecedented success rates of over 90% in three treatments, even with stubborn, resistant verrucae.


How does Swift work?

Swift uses microwave technology to deliver a burst of very localised energy. It is believed that the delivery of energy to the verruca triggers a protein to form that stimulates the immune system.


Is Swift Verruca Treatment safe?

Yes. The treatment is called ’emblation’ and has been used to treat cancer over the past 30 years.


What is treatment like?

A small probe is placed directly onto the skin. Treatment is momentarily painful before instantly subsiding. Several treatments are usually applied to each verruca in quick succession afterwhich then you are free to leave.

Although treatment is brief and tolerated by some people, pain is an individual experience and we have found that increasing energy levels affords a higher degree of success, so local analgaesia may be recommended.

As Swift Verruca Treatment is considered a ‘clean treatment’, normal activity, including swimming, sports and driving, can usually be resumed immediately after treatment. There is also no need to keep the foot dry in most cases.


How much does Swift treatment cost?

  • For Leigham Practice in Streatham click here
  • For London Welbeck Hospital in Central London click here


Contraindications and Cautions

There are a few situations where treatment may not be given, or extra consideration is needed. These include:

  • If you have any metal pins, plates or replacement joints in the foot or ankle
  • If you have a pacemaker
  • If you have neuropathy (nerve damage) in the feet
  • If the feet have very poor circulation
  • If you have poor healing
  • If you have Diabetes
  • If you are taking immune suppressing drugs
  • If you have a low pain threshold (although local analgaesia can be given)
  • Young children – treatment on young children (under 10) might not be appropriate although we have treated children very successfully as young as eight.


Breast feeding and Pregnancy

Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should know that the energy from Swift is delivered entirely locally, and so carries the same risk as treatments such as electrolysis, which is considered safe. However, it is known that the immune system is naturally suppressed during pregnancy, so treatment may be theoretically less likely to be successful.

We balance the have treated women during pregnancy  and our team have not noticed any difference in success rates, and all have been treated successfully.