Warts are not only annoying to most people, but they can also be painful. They can also make you feel self-conscious if they are in a visible spot, such as your hands or face. The good news is that Swift is a new option for treating warts based on the surface of your skin.
What Is the Swift Treatment?
Swift is a newer treatment that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It has been shown to be very effective when it comes to removing warts. It works by delivering low doses of microwave energy to the area. It uses a special probe that finds and then treats the cause of warts: the HPV virus. The technology stimulates your body’s natural immune response.
One of the main benefits of this treatment is that it targets the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms which means that the problem is less likely to come back in the future.
What to Expect at a Swift Session
You can expect it to take three to four treatments for the product to work. Each treatment will be about a month apart which will align with the natural immune cycle of your body. Each treatment only lasts about 10 minutes at the longest and is a non-invasive treatment that doesn't involve breaking any skin.
You won’t need to have any bandages afterward and you will not need to perform any home treatments between Swift. As soon as the session is done, you can resume your normal daily activities.
Does Swift Hurt?
The pain will vary depending on the patient as well as the type of skin lesion. However, many patients will feel a small amount of pain as the temperature of the infected tissue rises rapidly.
The treatment will feel similar to getting an injection or a small scratch and only lasts for a few seconds before it diminishes. The treated area may feel a little sore afterward, but this will not impair any of your normal daily activities. After getting this treatment, you may notice the pain from your lesion has been reduced.
When to Seek Treatment
If you think you have a wart, it is a good idea to get treatment early on. The longer that you wait, the more likely it is that the wart will be more difficult to remove. You should contact a dermatologist if you feel like you have “painful pebbles” when you walk.
A wart can hurt when you press it, and you may see a flat spot that has a depressed middle. You might see small black dots in it or see that it looks yellow. If it is bleeding or prevents you from doing daily chores, you should seek medical attention right away as this can prevent it from worsening.
If you have any questions about Swift or warts, our team at Green Dermatology & Cosmetic Center would be delighted to answer them for you. To schedule an appointment or speak with us, please contact our Deerfield Beach, FL, office at 954-947-4500 today.