Information for Patients

Frequently asked questions by patients considering treatment using Swift microwave therapy:

What is Swift®?

Swift is an innovative skin therapy, developed in the UK, which is now available in the United States. Swift uses microwave energy which is delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to treat the affected tissue.

 

Does it hurt?

Like many treatments for skin lesions, some minor discomfort may be experienced.  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. 

What can I do after treatment?

In some cases the treated area may feel sore but will not prevent you undertaking normal daily activities. 

How many treatments will I need?

This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. We are seeing most lesions resolved with 2-3 treatments, with gaps of 4 weeks between treatments. Your Clinician will be able to discuss this with you in more detail.

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.

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