What is Swift Verruca Treatment?

What's the best way to get rid of a verruca?

Swift Verruca Treatment InformationThis is a question we get asked almost every day. So, let me introduce you to Swift Microwave Verruca Treatments, offered here at One Step Ahead.

Verrucae are caused by some strains of the HPV virus. The way that almost all verruca treatments work is not to kill the virus directly, but to create inflammation in the infected tissues which helps the body to recognise that the virus is there. Verrucae can last for many years without treatment because the virus hides itself from the body's defences.

So what IS Swift Verruca Treatment?

Swift Verruca Treatment being appliedWell, Swift was developed here in the UK. The way that Swift works is to create heat in the affected skin, which helps to trigger the inflammation that we want.

The microwaves are applied to the skin via a small probe, which has a disposable tip, single use for each treatment. The treatment itself lasts for only seconds, then we leave the verruca alone for a month for the body to do it's thing to get rid of the virus. We review after a month, and if a second treatment is needed, we would do this then. We carry out up to 3 treatments a month apart, then review after a further 12 weeks if needed. Within 3 treatments Swift has been shown to be up to 80% effective.

The only drawback to Swift treatments is that they can hurt, but only for a few seconds. We would always talk you through the treatment options to decide what is right for you.

So if you are ready to be rid of your verrucae, then give us a call.

Find out more about Swift treatments on their website here.