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What is Swift Microwave Therapy?

Swift is a cutting-edge, FDA-approved technology that is highly effective for removing plantar warts. Swift microwave therapy is a new technology developed in the UK, for the treatment of skin lesions in Podiatry and Dermatology. Swift makes use of microwave energy to treat the affected tissue in the skin. Reducing the time needed for treatment to minutes, Swift is a pioneering technology that provides an easy and precise way of treating a variety of skin lesions. Swift can be an effective treatment for warts and plantar warts, which are caused due to the HPV virus. The swift technology gets to the root of the problem by activating the immune system of the body against the HPV virus.

While the traditional treatment for warts involved destroying the skin, Swift emits a short amount of microwave energy into the skin, without breaking the skin. There is no scarring, dressing or breakage of skin involved in the procedure. The procedure can be completed in a short amount of time and patients can get back to normal activities immediately afterwards. The number of treatment sessions needed to complete the procedure varies from patient to patient.

How does Swift make a difference?

Swift microwave therapy offers a cleaner, faster and efficient manner of treating warts and verrucae. The four ways in which the new Swift technology is different from past treatment procedures includes:

  • It is consistent. Swift is a repeatable treatment procedure that offers predictable outcomes to the patients.
  • It is clean. There is no need for post-procedural dressing, no anesthetic and no smoke during the procedure.
  • It is convenient. This method of treatment reduces the session times to a fraction of the time previously needed to treat the skin lesions.
  • It is simpler to undertake. The Swift treatment is a lot simpler to undertake and it provides reliable outcomes each time.

Key benefits of Swift therapy

Some of the key benefits offered by the Swift microwave therapy include:

  • It uses the body’s own immune system to treat the virus causing the skin lesion
  • It is non-destructive and non-invasive
  • Patients are able to see a difference after the first treatment session itself
  • Faster recovery time for the procedure
  • Suitable for children and adults alike
  • Ability to continue the everyday activities without any issues

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Why is Swift a better treatment option?

The Swift microwave therapy offers a quicker and faster treatment for warts and verrucae. The use of microwave energy allows for the faster treatment of the skin lesions. With the help of Swift, there is a precise, highly-controlled energy does to a pre-determined depth into the skin. This is what sets this form of treatment apart from the traditional methods. Since the microwaves are able to travel to a pre-determined depth of the skin, they do not break the surface of the skin and destroy the tissue from the point of application, similar to the method of cryotherapy. From the time of the treatment, microwaves work within the determined field and no deeper. The water molecules within the skin tissue begin colliding and create localized heat energy-allowing for the quick treatment of the infected tissue within one area of the skin.

Are microwaves safe?

Microwaves have been widely used clinically for over 30 years, and are used globally in the effective treatment of cancer. One of the first published papers on the use of microwaves in medicine was in 1986 – where researchers from Japan described a method of treating liver tumours. Those techniques have advanced significantly since then, and Emblation – the company behind Swift, is a key technology supplier to the largest medical device company in the world operating in this space. The same fundamental technology that powers Swift, is also being used in the treatment of lung, liver, kidney and breast cancer in countries all over the world.

  • Non-ionizing radiation: Microwaves are a form of non-ionising radiation, meaning that they can’t cause damage to the DNA. Microwaves sit between radio waves and infrared waves (at any frequency between 300MHz and 300GHz – Swift itself operates at 8GHz) in the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • Treatments undertaken at a low power: The Swift system uses only very low energy levels when compared with other electromagnetic energy forms. The Swift microwave therapy is only capable of supplying enough energy to agitate the water molecules and cause friction, as opposed to damaging DNA, and deliver less energy into the skin than most laser and electro cautery treatments.

Who can offer the Swift treatment?

To carry out the Swift treatment in the clinic, there are only certified and qualified clinicians who can undertake the procedure. Therefore you can rest assured that you shall be in the best hands when undertaking the Swift microwave therapy. In order to find the suitable treatment for your medical condition, it is always necessary to undertake a consultation with a qualified clinician and understand the procedure in order to ensure that you only get the best treatment available for your condition.

Call us at 780-488-4844 to schedule a CONSULTATION and talk to Dr. Chaudhry to find out if Swift Microwave Therapy is an option for you.

About Dr. Chaudhry

Dr. Chaudhry is a trained provider of the Swift microwave therapy in Edmonton, Alberta. He is the only one in the Alberta region, offering such a treatment for skin lesions. Over the years, he has helped numerous patients with safe and easy treatment for various ankle and foot conditions.

At The Foot and Wellness Centre, Dr. Chaudhry has brought in cutting-edge technology and minimally invasive procedures for treating various deformities of the feet and ankle. The choice of treatment might vary from patient to patient, based on their needs as well as their suitability to a particular procedure. We, at The Foot and Wellness Centre, will evaluate your condition and appropriately guide you through the treatment options available.

Dr. Chaudhry is known for his dedication to each patient and as such provides a thorough physical examination of your feet, takes time to understand your medical history as well as suggests diagnostic tests to better understand your condition. Only after proper evaluation do we move towards the treatment for your condition.

Request an Appointment today and Dr. Chaudhry will be happy to assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Swift makes use of microwave energy to treat the affected tissue in the skin. Swift delivers a short burst of microwave energy into the skin, without breaking the surface. No scarring, no mess, no dressings.
There are no harmful side effects to the Swift Treatment. However, the treatment is not recommended for patients with pacemakers and you should avoid interaction with metal implants. Do not point the Swift Applicator at the eyes or the testes.
Moderate pain is reported with some patients. Although this pain is short lived, occurs only during the treatment and very rarely extends beyond the procedure. Compared to other treatment options, Swift is typically reported as being less painful.
Yes. Clinical research suggests that almost 8 out of 10 patients will experience success - no matter how long the lesion has persisted.
Yes, almost anyone who is suffering from warts and is looking for the most effective solution to remove them would be able to have this treatment. However, there are a few exceptions. Please call us at 780-488-4844 to schedule an appointment and we will carry out an assessment prior to treatment and be able to advise you on this.
It depends on how you respond to treatment. In some cases, you may need more than one treatment.
It’s important to visit our clinic if you suspect or feel that you have a plantar wart and are seeking removal.
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Suite 401 - 7609 109 Street NW

Edmonton, AB T6G 1C3

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