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Swift Verruca Treatment Overview

  • The World’s most advanced, evidence-based treatment
  • Particularly suited to stubborn, resistant verrucae
  • Over 92% success rates acheived in three treatments


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 continue to develop our techniques and aim to achieve as close to 100% success as possible.


How does Swift work?

Swift uses microwave technology to deliver a burst of 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. Microwave ablation (MWA) has been used to treat cancer cells for over 30 years. This technology is now being developed to treat other problems, with stubborn verrucae being one of the first.


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, after which then you are free to leave.

Although treatment is brief, pain is an individual experience. We can offer local analgaesia if treatment is likely to be excessively uncomfortable.

As Swift Verruca Treatment is considered a ‘clean treatment’, normal activity, including swimming and sports, 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?

We offer two options for Swift Treatment:

1) Pay-per-treatment

  • Initial Assessment (does not include Swift treatment) £55
  • Swift Treatment (per treatment) £125
  • Review Appointment (no Swift treatment given) £50

For convenience, it may be possible to have the first Swift Treatment at the same time as the Initial Assessment, whereby the cost of Swift Treatment would be added to the initial assessment fee.


2) Swift Package

  • Initial Assessment plus up to 3 x Swift Treatments plus Swift Review Appointment £395

(Pay-per-treatment equivalent £480)

  •  Opting for the Swift Package also includes any subsequent Swift treatment at £105 per treatment

(Pay-per-treatment equivalent £125)



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Our success rates

At Leigham Practice our verruca services are led by a former NHS Verruca Service Manager and we are proud to achieve an extraordinary success rate of over 90% by the third Swift treatment, even for the most stubborn and resistant verrucae.


What happens if treatment is unsuccessful?

It depends on how much progress you’ve made.

If your progress has been good, and it seems further treatment might be likely to resolve your problems, further Swift treatment can be offered. Additional Swift treatment would be charged at £105 for customers who originally took the Package option, or the usual fee of £125 for pay-per-treatment customers.

However, if progress is very slow and further treatment might not be considered likely to provide further success, our team can discuss further medical strategies and options available.


Booking an appointment

Please use the form below to contact us for an appointment with one of our experienced Leigham Practice team.


SWIFT Enquiry for Leigham Practice

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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, however we judge this on an individual basis.

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