Time to Wave Goodbye to the Verruca

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warts & verrucae
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SWIFT® APPLICATOR TIP

Focused Energy Delivery

7mm single-use applicator tip
Eliminates the requirement for sterilisation
Integral to ensuring precision treatments
Ergonomically-designed for ease of use

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SWIFT® APPLICATOR HAND PIECE

Designed specifically for ease of use in Podiatry & Dermatology

Pen-like grip for precise treatments in difficult locations i.e. between the toes or fingers

Intuitive LED ring displays system status

Cable release grip for simple connections

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SWIFT® GENERATOR INTERFACE

A fully portable system with user-friendly controls

Output power set in 1W steps

Actual power delivered into the body (%) display ensures treatment efficiency

Countdown timer in 1 second steps

Robust, user-friendly connections

Introducing Swift – the breakthrough treatment for stubborn warts & verrucae

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.

TREATMENT

Microwave treatment video

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions by patients considering treatment using Swift microwave therapy.

WHAT IS SWIFT®?

Swift is a new technology, developed in the UK, which has been licenced 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.

DOES IT HURT?

Like many treatments for skin lesions, some minor discomfort may be experienced. Before treatment your podiatrist or dermatologist may decide to reduce the lesion with a blade. Pain levels vary from person to person but most people undergoing Swift liken it to a pain similar to an injection or a scratch, lasting 2 – 3 seconds then quickly subsiding.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER TREATMENT?

In some cases the treated area may feel sore but will not prevent you undertaking normal daily activities.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. In some cases, you may need more than one treatment (these can be from 14 days to over a month apart depending on the response). Your Podiatrist or Dermatologist will be able to discuss this with you.

CAN ANYONE RECEIVE THIS TREATMENT?

With a few exceptions, most people with skin lesions would be able to have this treatment. Your Podiatrist or Dermatologist will carry out an assessment prior to treatment and be able to advise you on this.

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.

What to Expect

Podiatrist Chris Webb explains what patients can expect from a typical Swift treatment.

Before undergoing treatment ensure your Podiatrist or Dermatologist is registered and has given you the full range of options available.

HOW IS SWIFT® DIFFERENT TO TRADITIONAL THERAPIES?

Podiatrist Peter Thomson describes the differences between Swift and other traditional treatments.

Before undergoing treatment ensure your Podiatrist or Dermatologist is registered and has given you the full range of options available.

How Safe Are Microwaves?

Microwaves have been in clinical use 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-Ionising Radiation

Microwaves are a form of non-ionising radiation, which means that they can’t cause damage to the DNA of living things. 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 at Low Power

The Swift system delivers very low energy levels when compared with other electromagnetic energy forms. The Swift microwave treatment is only capable of supplying enough energy to agitate water molecules and cause friction, as opposed to damaging DNA, and deliver less energy into the skin than most laser and electrocautery treatments.

Microwaves in everyday life

Aside from the kitchen appliance, microwaves are used in a number of everyday applications. Standard wifi uses microwaves, mobile phones, bluetooth, and cordless phones all use microwaves to send data over short distances. Furthermore, most satellite communications systems (including GPS navigation systems) are also based on the use of microwaves – we interact with microwaves in more ways than we know, every day.