Are you tired of dealing with pesky warts? We at Green Dermatology & Cosmetic Center are very excited to announce that we have a brand new and effective treatment for surface-based skin lesions, primarily warts.
What is Swift?
Swift is a cutting edge, FDA Cleared technology that has proven to be highly effective in the removal of plantar warts. It delivers low dose microwave energy through a specialized probe that targets and effectively treat the underlying HPV virus by stimulating a natural immune response in the body. We like to say that we’re addressing the root cause; not the symptom.
What to Expect
Swift protocol involves between 3 and 4 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart; aligning with the body’s natural immune cycle. Each treatment lasts only 5-10 minutes and is what we call a “sock off - sock on” treatment: Limited debridement, no breaking of the skin, no bandages. No home treatment is required between treatments and patients are able to resume daily activities immediately post-treatment.
How effective is Swift?
The Swift technology treatment feels similar to the pain of a small scratch or injection, lasting only a few seconds before immediately subsiding. Some may experience some soreness after the treatment, but not anything strong enough to impair normal day-to-day activities.
Does it hurt?
While pain is variable and patient/lesion specific, most patients typically feel some level of discomfort as infected tissue temperatures are rapidly elevated over a 2-second dose of energy. The pain immediately subsides following cessation of energy delivery and there is very limited post-procedural pain, in fact, some report an immediate reduction in pain levels. All patients are about to continue on with day-to-day activities immediately following treatment.
When you should come to see us
It’s important to visit a specialist if you suspect or feel that you have a wart and are seeking removal. The longer you wait to seek treatment, the more likely the wart is to persist. Here are some common symptoms to look out for:
● You may get the feeling of “painful pebbles” in your shoes.
● You may experience pain when you compress the sides of the wart.
● You may see a circular flat spot on the skin with a depressed area in the middle.
● They may appear “yellowed” with a crust; small black dots can be an easy giveaway.
● The lesion on your foot is painful, bleeding, or has changed color.
● Treatments you have tried do not work, and the wart reoccurs or multiplies.
● Discomfort that prevents you from doing regular activities.
● Poor sensation in your feet.
● You are unsure if the lesion is a wart.
What to do Next?
If you would like to (a) get rid of your warts and/or (b) explore Swift Treatment, please book a consultation with us either online or by calling us on (954) 947-4500. One of our specialists will be happy to help.
I had an extremely stubborn wart that would not go away after 18 months of treatment from various dermatologists. Dr. Green’s Swift treatment effectively removed the wart and the experience provided at the office was so pleasant I genuinely enjoyed going regardless of how frustrating the process was to return for each procedure. Other treatments would be extremely painful and my hand would be out of commission for the rest of the day. This treatment is painful on contact, but does not linger at all. As soon as you walk out you can continue your day painlessly. Dr. Green’s bed side manor was unparalleled. He instilled confidence in the procedure and I enjoyed our rapport!