Warts are a very common infection in the outer layers of the skin which are caused by the Human Papillomavirus, better known as HPV. Warts are contagious and can spread both to other areas of our body as well as between individuals. Unfortunately, they are particularly challenging to get rid of. This is partly because the thick layers of skin that characterize the most common type of wart can make it hard for the medicine to reach the virus that causes them, and partly because they are good at evading the immune system. Warts can range in size, texture and color and your dermatologist in Deerfield Beach, Dr. Green, will be able to confirm a diagnosis.
Treating warts may be notoriously difficult, but now there is a remedy that has been proven to be extremely effective at removing these sometimes-embarrassing growths – Swift.
What is Swift?
Swift is a new and innovative technological solution that is used to treat warts. This treatment uses precisely targeted microwave energy to destroy the tissues of the growth, causing localized cell destruction that leaves surrounding healthy tissue intact. The microwaves also cause a reaction within the cells that cause the wart to release certain proteins into your body’s circulatory system, allowing your immune system, to recognize the infection and fight the virus that causes warts.
If you are suffering from warts, there are a variety of reasons why you should consider this treatment. Here are the top 5 benefits of using Swift for eliminating warts.
1. Fast treatment, no prolonged pain
One of the main worries that patients have about wart treatment is that it will be prolonged and painful. This isn’t the case with Swift and most patients can tolerate the treatment without the need for any anesthetic or post-treatment pain relief. The wart is rapidly heated to between 42-45°C but this lasts for just a moment or two.
2. There is no downtime
Your wart(s) shouldn’t require a dressing following the treatment, which means that there is no need for any wound care whatsoever. There is also no downtime, meaning that you can go back to your usual activities immediately after your appointment. Patients can also expect zero scarring from the treatment.
3. Short treatment program duration
Most patients undergoing Swift treatment will need several sessions in order to completely eradicate their wart(s). However, most patients will only require 3-4 treatments which are spaced a few weeks apart, meaning that you can eliminate your wart fairly quickly. Your Swift provider, Green Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, will be able to give you a more accurate estimation as to the number of treatments you will need based on your personal circumstances.
4. High success rate
Swift has the highest success rate of any wart removal treatment at around 83%. This makes the most effective treatment currently available and studies found that on average, 95% of patients would recommend it to a friend.
The vast majority of patients who suffer from warts are found to be good candidates for this treatment. Nevertheless, Dr. Green will carry out a consultation appointment with you prior to your treatment to ensure your candidacy and to discuss the process with you in greater detail.
If you suffer from warts and would like to find out more about Swift wart treatment, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Green Dermatology & Cosmetic Center at 954-947-4500 and schedule a consultation.