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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.
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.
Yes. The treatment is called ’emblation’ and has been used to treat cancer over the past 30 years.
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.
There are a few situations where treatment may not be given, or extra consideration is needed. These include:
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.