Many people don’t realize that a wart is actually a symptom of a virus known as HPV, or human papillomavirus. While warts are simply growths on the skin and do not cause pain, they are contagious by skin to skin contact, and often unsightly. Because of this stigma, those with warts tend to want to have them removed -- but in the past, the technology available to do so has been time-consuming and uncomfortable.
At South Texas Podiatry, wart removal specialist Dr. Davis and his team are proud to offer Swift Microwave Therapy for safe, pain-free plantar wart treatment and removal of other warts on the foot. Swift wart treatment is a new technology, developed in the United Kingdom, which uses a probe to apply small amounts of microwave energy to the skin, treating the affected tissue and removing the wart entirely.
If you’re ready to find relief from your warts, it’s time to get started with the best foot doctor San Antonio has to offer. Schedule your first appointment with Dr. Davis at South Texas Podiatry today.
Microwaves are a form of non-ionising radiation, which means that they can’t cause damage to the DNA of living things. Microwaves sit between radio waves and infrared waves (at any frequency between 300MHz and 300GHz – Swift itself operates at 8GHz) in the electromagnetic spectrum.
The Swift system delivers very low energy levels when compared with other electromagnetic energy forms. The Swift microwave treatment is only capable of supplying enough energy to agitate water molecules and cause friction, as opposed to damaging DNA, and deliver less energy into the skin than most laser and electrocautery treatments.
For many patients, just one Swift treatment is effective enough to remove unsightly warts, but others may need more than one treatment over an extended period of time. After a thorough exam and discussion with you, Dr. Davis will guide you on how best to approach your plantar wart removal.
Some patients report a brief, sharp sensation, similar to receiving an injection. However, this pain goes away very quickly and will not result in an extended period of pain like many other forms of wart removal treatment.
Most everyone who has warts is eligible for Swift microwave therapy. However, Dr. Davis will complete an assessment before your treatment to determine if you’re susceptible to any risks. Dr. Davis will advise you on every aspect of your treatment, standing with you at every step.
Yes! The microwaves to which you will be exposed during Swift wart removal therapy is minuscule, and even further, it’s around the same amount a person is exposed to from their everyday environment. There is no fear of long-lasting side effects when it comes to microwave therapy.
If you are looking for the best podiatrist in San Antonio, Texas, you’ve come to the right place. Warts and other foot and ankle ailments shouldn’t put you on the sidelines. If you or a loved one are in need of a foot doctor, visit our office at , or call us at to get more information.