As with most treatments for skin lesions, there can be some minor discomfort. Although pain sensitivity will vary from person to person, most people receiving treatment describe a sudden warming sensation that lasts for about one second and then almost immediately subsides. There is minimal to no discomfort felt after the treatment.
Swift™ treatment should not limit or prevent you from undertaking your normal daily activities. There are also no dressings/bandages.
$85 consultation and $140 for the Swift™ per treatment. You can ask your GP for a care plan that can allow Medicare to contribute $56 towards the consultation fee. Your health fund may contribute to the cost of both the consultation and the Swift™ treatment.
This depends on how you respond to the treatment. In most cases 1-3 visits over a 3 month period achieves the highest success rates.
With a few exceptions, most people will be able to receive the Swift™ treatment. Swift™ can not be used on people with implanted electronic devices. Your clinician will carry out a thorough assessment and advise accordingly.
The term warts, verrucae, and papilloma are used interchangeably to describe the same lesion. Warts are a viral infection of the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus infects the skin cells and causes extra cellular growth resulting in a lump that can often develop callus on top of it. It is most common to get warts on your hands and feet.
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The Swift™ microwave therapy is new technology offering success rates above 85%! This treatment significantly reduces the risks, complications, and issues arising from traditional treatments.
Topical chemicals like salicylic acid and lactic acid have been used to treat warts. These chemicals cause tissue damage, require dressings that must be kept dry, and must be applied regularly. They can be extremely harmful to healthy tissue.
Surgery (electrodesiccation and curettage) can be very painful and requires local anaesthetic. Surgery has a high risk of scarring and is not usually recommended to treat warts.
Warts are “frozen” with liquid nitrogen. This treatment is very painful and can cause blistering with associated tissue damage.
Warts are treated with a laser to burn and destroy wart tissue. Local anaesthetic may be required. The wound will be painful for several days.
There are endless “old wives’ tales” that include treatments like duct tape, banana skin, raw meat, burying something in the ground, etc. These treatments do not offer any clinical significance as a viable treatment option.
If you’ve tried traditional wart removal treatments and have not had any luck. Or you’re looking for a fast effective treatment please get in contact with us and book your next appointment with the Geelong Wart Clinic.