Swift has been developed in the UK and licenced for the general treatment of skin lesions in podiatry and dermatology.
A study lead by Ivan Bristow found that 75.9% of recalcitrant plantar warts with an average lesion duration of over five years cleared.
This compares well to previous studies using cryotherapy or salicylic acid of just 23-33% resolution.
Microwaves are situated between radio waves and infra-red waves and cannot cause any damage to living DNA. When they enter the body from the applicator, they agitate water molecules and cause some friction. They do not break the surface of the skin.
Swift heats the warty tissue to 41-44 C in a highly controllable, uniform manner.
The treatment microwaves penetrate to a depth of over 3.5 mm travelling in a straight line with energy deposited in alignment.
The ‘beam’ emitted from the device has little lateral spread and minimal damage to surrounding tissue.
The wart is sensitive to heat, and this results in tissue damage or death to the cell membranes and cell structure, this in turn can activates your body’s immune response.