What to expect
The disposable head attached to the Swift machine has a life of 15 minutes and so multiple sites can be treated during the same visit.
Most treatments are 4 or 5 seconds in length. Some, following discussion with your Podiatrist, could be up to 10 seconds.
Discomfort, or even pain, will be experienced during the fourth and fifth second ending as soon as the application finishes. Sensation will vary between individuals and there is rarely any lasting discomfort.
The Swift head is 7mm wide and larger verrucas will be treated in a series of overlapping applications.
The skin remains unbroken, there is no bleeding, therefore no dressings are required and it is not necessary to keep the area dry. There is no requirement to modify physical activity following Swift treatment.
There should be no scarring or other long term marking of the skin.
In the days following treatment the verrucas will change colour, go dark and may look like a bruise.
Large verrucas may not disappear straightaway but will reduce in thickness before resolving. Some verrucas simply peel off the foot.
Most resolve after three treatments although some may require more.
It can take up to three months after the last Swift treatment for the verrucas or warts to vanish as the immune response gathers pace.