Are you dealing with recurring warts that never seem to go away? The Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center is excited to announce that we are now offering an advanced technology that is successfully proven to treat surface-based skin lesions, specifically warts. This brand new, FDA approved treatment, features no downtime after treatment – you can walk right out of the office. We are the ONLY providers of SWIFT in the Boca Raton, Delray, and Boynton Beach area.
Persistent and Bothersome Warts
So, what qualifies as a Plantar Wart? Let’s get to the main root of the word. “Plantar” comes from the Latin meaning “of the sole.” Unlike other forms of warts, Plantar Warts tend to be quite tender from daily activities like walking and standing, forcing them to develop even deeper into your skin. Like all warts, Plantar Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) virus, specifically types 1, 2, 4, 60, and 63. Underneath the skin, the wart can have finger-like roots that reach down and grow, making them very difficult to treat effectively from the surface.
What is SWIFT?
SWIFT is a game changer for many people struggling with these frustrating warts. How? It utilizes FDA cleared technology that stimulates a natural immune response in the body, addressing the key issue – not just the symptoms. It has proven to be highly effective in the removal of Plantar Warts by producing a low dose microwave energy through a specialized probe that focuses on effectively treating the underlying HPV virus.
Wart Treatment Plans
Typically, it takes anywhere from 3 to 4 sessions to fully complete the wart treatment. These treatments are only given once a month to better align with the body’s natural immune system. All it takes is 5-10 minutes out of your day – then you are free to go about your day. You won’t have to deal with changing bandages or re-opening a wound.
Does It Really Work?
Since SWIFT utilizes your body’s immune system, it has a higher efficiency than other treatment options that are available. The technology works by targeting the root cause of the wart. For more information on SWIFT and how it compares to traditionally used methods, visit https://www.warttreatmentinfo.com/
Let’s Talk About Pain
As we know, pain is subjective and will vary based on your specific lesion. A majority of our patients do experience a bit of discomfort as infected tissue temperatures are swiftly elevated over a two-second dose of energy. Upon completion of the treatment, the pain diminishes. Some say there is an instant reduction in pain. As we stated before, you are good to go about your day when this treatment is over.
When to Make an Appointment
It’s vital to visit a podiatrist if you suspect or feel that you have a Plantar Wart and want it gone. It’s important to come us ASAP – the longer you wait to seek treatment, the more likely the wart is to persist. It can be challenging to identify these warts, but here are some common symptoms to look out for:
- You get the feeling of stepping on painful pebbles in your shoes.
- You experience pain when compressing the sides of the wart.
- You see a circular flat spot on the skin with a depressed area in the middle.
- The warts appear “yellowed” with a crust and small black dots.
- The lesion is painful, bleeding, or has changed color.
- The wart reoccurs or multiplies – other treatments you have tried do not work.
- Discomfort that prevents you from doing regular activities.
- You have poor sensation in your feet.