Plantar 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 New Swift Treatment
A breakthrough new way to treat warts is taking the medical field by storm. This modern treatment modality一The Swift Treatment一offers sufferers an easier way to eliminate their unsightly warts. The Swift treatment is significantly easier, safer, faster, and provides more efficient results than the prior methods of cryotherapy or chemical peeling.
Using a new technological application, this revolutionary procedure only lasts a couple of seconds. A small handheld device targets the layers of skin surrounding the wart with a burst of lower-powered microwave energy. Just like the appliance in your kitchen, the microwaves stimulate the targeted water molecules, generating heat and friction. The result一proteins are drawn to the area and your immune system is activated.
Studies have shown that triggering the immune system is critical. Normally the immune system ignores the outer layers of skin. Since this is where warts form, it is one of the main reasons it takes them so long to go away on their own. However, the new Swift technique directs the body’s attention to the wart, engaging our natural healing abilities. Swift directs the body’s response to the affected area and helps it quickly attack the wart. It does this by building an immunity to specific strain of HPV that is causing your wart. In a matter of days, the virus is killed and your body can do what it does best一regrow new, healthy tissue.
The Swift System
Harnessing the power of Microwave energy to deliver minimally invasive treatments.
The Swift Corporation is changing how physicians think about viral conditions of the skin. Our technology leverages Microwave energy to deliver highly reliable, adjustable, and focused non-ablative heat to treat the underlying cause. This is accomplished via our proprietary equipment.
Case study from SWIFT trials
Above: Patient with a severely dry cracked plantar wart on the left heel with deep fissures. 3 Swift treatments later, the wart was completely cleared.
SWIFT microwaves penetrate only to a predetermined depth with no lateral splay of energy and they don’t break the surface of the skin like other treatments can. SWIFT microwave therapy also facilitates the immune system to recognize and fight the HPV virus that causes the warts.
The non-ablative heat produced by Swift’s Microwave technology is safer largely because it’s much 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 electrocautery 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® System: a revolutionary new approach to wart removal.
Warts, also known as verrucae, remain one of the most treatment-resistant conditions commonly seen by podiatrists. Treatments currently in use include uncomfortable cryotherapy and heat-based cautery. Both can cause unintentional damage to nearby healthy tissue, and in a substantial number of cases the warts return.
Topical acid solutions are another frequently encountered treatment option. These come in prescription and over the counter formulations. The stronger prescription topicals can be effective if used as directed, typically for weeks or months. Non-prescription varieties are almost completely ineffective.
Swift® Microwave Technology offers a welcome breakthrough which benefits both patients and physicians. It’s fast, efficient, and scalable to even the most high-volume practices. The Swift® System’s features and benefits include:
Convenience—Swift® treatment times are considerably shorter than competing technologies.
Consistency—the Microwave energy used to generate heat during a Swift® treatment can be controlled with extreme precision. Treatments never vary.
Cleanliness—the non-ablative heat produced by the Swift® System never produces smoke. Our disposable applicator covers are easily changed between patients, eliminating the need for sterilization.
Confidence—a growing body of research and clinical evidence support the effectiveness of Swift® Microwave technology.
No dressings—the Microwave energy used during treatment does not break or otherwise damage the skin. Sterile dressings may be applied but are not necessary.
No anesthetics—treatments such as cryotherapy and cautery are intensely painful and require local anesthetics such as Lidocaine. In comparison, Swift® treatments are often described as mildly uncomfortable for a period of about 2 seconds. Normal activities can begin immediately after treatment.
No contraindications—the Microwave energy used during treatments is non-ionizing. This means that it’s completely safe for all patients.
Only minimal debridement—more invasive options sometimes require a high degree of lesion reduction prior to treatment. Only superficial debridement is needed to facilitate contact with the applicator head, and the Swift® generator does the rest. This not only enhances patient comfort but speeds treatment time as well.
The Swift Microwave Generator
Our simple user interface and software employs design features developed by some of today’s most visible tech companies. It’s designed specifically for a quick set up and ease of transition between patients in a busy practice. It’s also truly portable, weighing in at only 10 lbs (4.5 kg).
We realize that healthcare professionals spend years learning and developing their skills and developing trust within a community. Our part is making sure these clinicians can have the utmost confidence in the tools that they use every day.