Why Family Medicine is ImportantWarts on your feet may seem like a small nuisance, but they can cause significant discomfort and even pain that can affect your daily life. These common skin growths are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are easily transmitted through contact with contaminated surfaces or close skin-to-skin contact. If left untreated, warts can grow in size and number, making them more challenging to remove and increasing the likelihood of spreading to other parts of the body.

At South Texas Podiatrist, Dr. Ed Davis provides patients with a safe, and advanced method to effectively remove warts and improve foot health.

Here is everything you need to know about swift microwave therapy for warts.

What Are Warts?

Warts are non-cancerous skin growths that typically appear on the hands or feet but can occur anywhere on the body. They are caused by an infection with one of over 100 types of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes the skin to grow rapidly and create a raised bump. Warts tend to have a rough surface, which can feel bumpy or rough to the touch. In some cases, they may also be accompanied by tiny black dots, which are blood vessels that have grown into the wart.

Warts can vary in size, shape, and appearance depending on their location and type. Common warts are typically small, round, and flesh-colored, with a rough surface. Plantar warts, which occur on the soles of the feet, are typically flatter and harder than other types of warts and may be covered with callused skin. Filiform warts are long, narrow growths that usually appear on the face, neck, or eyelids.

While warts themselves are generally harmless, they can cause discomfort and embarrassment, especially if they are located in visible areas. In addition, untreated warts can spread to other parts of the body or to other people, making them more challenging to remove. It's essential to seek treatment for warts as soon as possible to minimize their impact on your daily life and prevent further complications.

What Is Swift Microwave Therapy?

Swift Microwave Therapy is a cutting-edge treatment option for stubborn warts that have not responded to other treatment methods. It uses microwave technology to target the HPV virus that causes the wart, heating it from the inside out and destroying the cells responsible for the wart's growth. The treatment is minimally invasive and virtually painless, with no need for anesthesia or downtime after the proc

One of the most significant advantages of Swift Microwave Therapy is its high success rate. Studies have shown that the treatment is effective in eliminating warts in up to 80% of cases, making it one of the most reliable options available. Additionally, the treatment does not require any post-treatment bandages or dressings, and recovery time is minimal.

How Does Microwave Therapy Work?

Swift Therapy for wart removal works by using microwave technology to target the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes the wart. The treatment delivers pulses of microwave energy into the affected area, heating the tissue from the inside out and destroying the cells responsible for the wart's growth. The therapy is designed to penetrate deep into the skin, targeting the virus without damaging surrounding healthy tissue.

The microwave energy generates heat within the wart, disrupting the cell membrane and causing the cells to rupture and die. This triggers an immune response, which helps the body to clear away the damaged tissue and promote healing. Over time, the treated area will gradually heal, and the wart will either fall off or be absorbed by the body.

Swift Microwave Therapy is a highly effective treatment option for stubborn warts that have not responded to other methods. It offers many advantages over traditional treatments, including faster healing times, minimal discomfort, and a reduced risk of scarring. Additionally, because the therapy targets the virus that causes the wart, it can help to prevent further outbreaks in the future.

How Is The Procedure Performed?

Swift Microwave Therapy for wart removal on the feet is a simple and straightforward procedure that can be performed in a physician's office or clinic. First, the affected area is cleaned and sterilized to reduce the risk of infection. Then, a small handheld device is applied to the skin, delivering targeted pulses of microwave energy to the wart.

The treatment typically takes only a few minutes to complete, and patients may experience a mild sensation of warmth or tingling during the procedure. Afterward, there is no need for bandages or dressings, and patients can typically return to their normal activities immediately. Most patients require a series of treatments spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal results. The number of treatments required will depend on the size and location of the warts, as well as the individual's response to the therapy.

Overall, Swift Microwave Therapy for wart removal on the feet is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment option that can provide relief for those struggling with stubborn warts. If you're experiencing discomfort or embarrassment from foot warts, talk to your healthcare provider about whether this advanced treatment method may be right for you.

If you are struggling with plantar warts, contact Dr. Ed Davis at South Texas Podiatrist for a patient-centered approach to finding you relief and improving your foot health. Contact our highly-skilled team for a consultation or schedule an appointment directly from our website today!