Looking down at your feet and finding that warts have developed is something that will undoubtedly come as an unpleasant surprise. Although they are not life-threatening by any means, plantar warts can be an aesthetic issue, and if left unchecked, can also cause pain and discomfort when walking. Fortunately, here at Great Neck Family Foot Care, we have the technology that will help. Through the use of our newly acquired Swift Technology, you’ll find that Dr. Hochstein, our expert podiatrist, can safely eliminate pesky warts.
What Is Swift?
If you’ve never heard of the Swift therapy for wart removal, you’re likely wondering precisely what it is. Swift is an FDA approved technology that has proven to be highly effective in treating plantar warts. As a cutting edge form of technology, it works by channeling low doses of microwave energy through a probe to stimulate an immune response from the body, which targets the HPV virus that causes warts.
How Long Will Treatment Last
Even with this advanced Swift Technology, we don’t want patients to set unrealistic expectations. It is going to take more than one session to treat your plantar warts properly. For this to be most effective, sessions with Swift will need to be aligned with your body’s natural immune periods. This means that you’ll likely need to receive 3 to 4 sessions, each spaced four weeks apart. In terms of the length of each session, expect them to last between 5 to 10 minutes. Additionally, this treatment is beneficial due to the below factors:
- Limited debridement.
- No breaking of the skin.
- No bandages are needed.
- There is no at-home treatment that needs to be administered between sessions.
When To Seek Swift Treatment?
Like any other medical condition, it’s essential to understand when to seek treatment for plantar warts precisely. Some people will have them develop but feel no urge to receive care. Others will not be so lucky. If you find yourself dealing with any of the below, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us:
- It feels like there are always pebbles in your shoes as you walk.
- Pain is experienced when the wart is compressed.
- A yellowed crust develops around warts.
- Warts are developing into painful lesions.
- Low sensation in the feet has developed due to warts.
When you’re living with plantar warts, make sure you work with an expert team of podiatrists today. Contact Great Neck Family Foot Care for wart treatment in Great Neck. Our podiatrist will help to remove and treat your warts.