Introducing the latest treatment at bucksfoot clinic for Verrucae’s and Wart
What is Verruca and Wart?
A verruca is a very common foot complaint caused by a virus, which can be difficult to treat with complete success.
Though usually painless, they can be uncomfortable, especially if they are on an area of pressure on the foot.
Verrucas appear on your feet. They have tiny black dots under the hard skin.
Verrucae’s and Warts are viral infections that cause think skins, and these hurt when you walk.
Warts can and do spread around the body and they can be passed onto other people.
Meet the SWIFT machine treatment
SWIFT is a new technology, developed in the UK, which has been licensed for the general treatment of verrucas and warts in Podiatry. Covering the area from Elgin to Dunfermline, Amy from Amy Maclean Podiatry is the only registered podiatrist with the Swift technology.
Currently the most effective treatment available
Does it hurt?
Like many treatments for skin lesions, some minor discomfort may be experienced. Before treatment your podiatrist or dermatologist may decide to reduce the lesion with a 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.
How many treatments will i need?
This 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). Your Podiatrist or Dermatologist will be able to discuss this with you.
What can i do after treatment?
In some cases the treated area may feel sore but will not prevent you undertaking normal daily activities. Normally any pain or discomfort ends as soon as the treatment is finished but it is possible there may be some minor discomfort. However one of the great things about Swift is there is no broken skin, also no dressings and no need to keep it dry. Therefore you can do anything you wish. Swim, shower, run, jump and play.
Can anyone receive this treatment?
With a few exceptions, most people with skin lesions would be able to have this treatment. Your Podiatrist or Dermatologist will carry out an assessment prior to treatment and be able to advise you on this..