Verrucae are warts on the feet caused by a viral infection, human papilloma virus (HPV) commonly found on the soles of the feet or around the toe area. At your appointment, we will assess your general well-being and foot health before deciding on a treatment plan. Often and especially in adulthood verrucae can be difficult to treat and may require one or more different treatments. We offer three main treatments.
Suitable for stubborn Verrucae
No need for dressings
Not painful after treatment
Requires at least 3 and sometimes additional visits
Not suitable for children
No dressings needed
Okay for children
Requires 5-6 visits
Suitable for most types of Verrucae
Suitable for verrucae on the toes and hand warts
Okay for children over 10 yrs
Can be uncomfortable for a few days
Often results in blister formation
Requires 3 or more visits
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.
In some cases, the treated area may feel sore but will not prevent you undertaking normal daily activities
The amount of treatments needed 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).
Like many treatments for skin lesions, some discomfort may be experienced. Before treatment your podiatrist may decide to reduce the lesion with a surgical 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.
With a few exceptions, most people with verrucae would be able to have this treatment. One of our Podiatrists will carry out an assessment prior to treatment and be able to advise you on this.
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