Genital Wart Swift System
Swift Microwave technology is a cure, not just a treatment.
Our patented, minimally-invasive Swift Microwave Generator delivers the most reliable, reproducible treatments available anywhere. Traditional devices produce ablative heat—extremely high temperatures which are difficult to control. Some degree of damage to adjacent healthy tissue is inevitable. These thermal injuries, a.k.a. burns, can leave scar tissue behind as they heal, and may become infected. The intense heat is highly effective at destroying infected tissue, yet has obvious drawbacks.
The heat produced by Swift’s Microwave technology is non-ablative. It’s safer mostly because it is easier to control. It’s generated by a linear microwave array which, paradoxically, produces no heat on its own. It instead projects Microwave energy in a completely straight line over a precisely controlled area. The heat is produced as this focused energy interacts with water within the infected tissue. No local anesthetic is required to prepare for the procedure, and no bandages are needed afterwards.
Lower peak-temperatures also make for a cleaner treatment. Swift technology produces none of the smoke seen with electro-cautery and laser devices. Our generator also features a unique disposable tip design. This completely eliminates both the need for sterilization between patients and the risk of cross-contamination.
The Swift treatment is a quick and mostly painless alternative to older treatment methods. You may experience 2 to 3 seconds of minor discomfort (most people report that it feels like the poke from an injection). No lingering side-effects or symptoms have been reported. There is no need for anesthesia. Nor do people patients require any downtime. In the vast majority of cases, only one treatment session is required (although some may need a second).
How to Prevent Warts
In addition to being painful, warts can also be unsightly and embarrassing. While treatments have come a long way in recent years, I think we would all agree that we’d prefer not to get one in the first place. You can significantly reduce the probability that you contract one by following a few simple guidelines.
- Take precautions not to come into direct contact with a wart (yours or someone else’s). However, if you do, carefully wash your hands (or whatever part of the body came into contact with the wart) immediately with soap and warm water.
- If you have a wart, don’t use the same equipment that you used on your wart on your healthy skin. For example bandages, wash rags, or emery boards.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are Warts?
You’ve no doubt read about warts in fairytales and heard that they are caused by frogs but what’s the real story on warts. Beyond the old wives’ tales, warts are actually a common infection that occurs in the outer layers of the skin. Caused by HPV (Human Papillomavirus), warts are contagious. They can transfer from person to person and to other areas of your own body. Warts have a history of being difficult to cure and excel at evading the body’s immune system. However, they can be treated, and thanks to recent advances in the medical field, treated quickly.
What is Swift Therapy?
Swift is an innovative new technology for treating unsightly and painful skin lesions. Developed in the United Kingdom, the Swift Microwave Verruca Therapy is FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) approved for the widespread treatment of medical skin conditions. This includes warts and verruca in the fields of Dermatology and Podiatry.
The microwaves are delivered via the meticulously engineered Swift probe. The probe is placed on the skin over the treatment area. It is designed with a disposable tip to prevent the risk of cross contamination between patients.
What Makes Swift Therapy Superior to other Forms of Treatment?
Swift treatment of warts is fast and effective. The treatment itself takes only 2 to 3 seconds and has an 83% success rate. It only targets the wart, leaving the rest of your tissues undisturbed. You do not need to dress the area or keep it dry after the procedure. There is no smoke or smells during the procedure.
SWIFT Wart Therapy
SWIFT wart therapy is a new application of an established medical microwave technology. It has proven to be extraordinarily effective at healing warts, papillomas and verrucae. A targeted microwave burst is sent into the skin to a fixed depth. This ensures that only the wart is affected.
When the microwaves stimulate the water molecules in the wart, the resulting friction causes what is known as Heat Shock. The infected skin cells release certain messenger proteins into the circulatory system, calling on the immune system to react to the infection and eventually kill the virus. You see, warts are very good at evading the body’s natural disease fighting abilities. The act of stimulating the immune system, lets our body do what it does best when a forgien agent invades our cells; track it down and kill it.
Traditional Wart Treatments
Over the previous centuries, there have been a myriad of attempted cures for warts. The overwhelming majority of these do very little to improve healing. As was mentioned previously, warts excel at masking themselves from the immune system. Therefore most treatment procedures involved inflicting trauma on the wart, often damaging the the surrounding healthy tissue. The most common of these now outdated treatment modalities are.
- Topical Application of Salicylic Acid
- Liquid Nitrogen Freezing
- Laser Cautery
Let’s look more closely at the most common at-home remedy; Salicylic Acid. Salicylic Acid based wart remover can be bought at any retailer that carries medical supplies. It is over the counter and can be bought without a prescription. In most cases, salicylic acid needs to be applied daily (occasionally twice a day). Many people complain about the smell and the messiness of the treatment.
Salicylic Acid’s penetration is hard to predict. While you don’t want the acid to damage healthy skin under or next to the wart, you do want it to penetrate the wart. Ideally dead and damaged tissue should be cleaned out and the wart paired down after every few applications.
Leakage to surrounding tissue frequently occurs even when precautions are taken to cover the healthy skin.
Many studies have suggested that treating a wart with salicylic acid takes just as long as letting it heal on its own. Consistency, attention to detail and patience are required when using this method of treatment as it can take anywhere up to 3 or 4 months.