Lower Limb, Belfast is committed to offering our patients the latest, most advanced treatments with the latest research to back up claims.
We are now offering SWIFT VERRUCA REMOVAL
For years we treated verruca with conventional treatments such as silver nitrate, freeze spray and acid treatment. We even offered (and still do) verruca needling. However, Swift offers a non-invasive option that is innovative and continues to be backed up by research trials.
Swift is a new technology, developed in the UK, which has been licensed for the general treatment of skin lesions in Podiatry and Dermatology. Swift uses microwave energy which is delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to treat the affected tissue.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it Painful?
It is not uncommon for patients to feel a sharp sensation, similar to an injection. Unlike most treatments for verruca, pain felt during the treatment quickly subsides, and only in rare cases is there any prolonged pain.
What can I do after treatment?
In some cases the treated area may feel sore but will not usually prevent undertaking your normal daily activities
How Many Treatments will I need?
This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. In some cases, you may require a course of treatment (treatment regime is determined by your clinician and your Podiatrist will be able to discuss this with you)
What other treatments are available?
We still offer medicated treatments e.g caustic treatments and freeze. SWIFT outweighs needling in terms of effectiveness. The evidence base for SWIFT is growing and is proving to be a safe and effective option.
Who can receive treatment?
With a few exceptions, most people with skin lesions would be able to have this treatment. Swift is not recommended for use on diabetic patients, patients with implanted electronic devices or electrodes or for use close to metallic objects (i.e. metal foot implants, jewellery etc)
**All information read here is based on Patient Information Sheets created by trained, registered Clinicians who are experienced with the product and treatment protocol - Before undergoing treatment ensure your Podiatrist or Dermatologist is registered and has given you the full range of options available