Swift® Microwave Plantar Wart Treatment FAQs –
With more adults than ever frequenting gyms, pools and yoga studios, the incidence of transmissible plantar warts is on the rise. In fact, nearly everyone develops one or more warts on their feet at least once in their lifetime. This frustrating affliction can be both painful and embarrassing. And perhaps worst of all, plantar warts are contagious and can spread on your own body, and onto the bodies of others, as well.
Traditionally treatments for plantar warts were painful and required multiple procedures. But, thanks to the remarkable new Swift® microwave plantar wart treatment, warts can now be painlessly destroyed with just one single, painless treatment in our Manhattan dermatology office.
In this article board certified Manhattan dermatologist Gary Goldenberg answers patients’ most frequently asked questions about the innovative new Swift® Microwave technology for treatment of plantar warts.
How do I know if I have a plantar wart?
Plantar warts are small, grainy lesions of rough flesh that usually develop either on the heel, or where the forefoot meets the base of the toes. Tiny black dots that are sometimes mistaken for splinters may also appear on plantar warts. These are actually blood vessels, through which the wart gains nourishment. Plantar warts may sometimes be painful, particularly when walking or standing.
If you are in the Manhattan area and have any kind of growth on your foot, schedule an appointment at Goldenberg Dermatology for an accurate diagnosis.
How many Swift® plantar wart treatments do I need?
In most cases, patients only require just one Swift® microwave plantar wart treatment at our Manhattan dermatology office.The Swift® microwave plantar wart treatment uses microwave energy – which gets rid of warts almost instantaneously.
A typical Swift® microwave plantar wart treatment takes only a matter of seconds to complete, and usually only requires one single treatment. Typically, all it takes is a single, precise, controlled dose of microwave energy to the treatment area, and our Manhattan area patients are free from the frustrations of plantar warts.
How does Swift® microwave plantar wart treatment work?
Swift® microwave plantar wart treatment is performed by delivering microwave energy to the specific layer of the skin afflicted by warts. Precisely targeted, localized heat energy causes the body’s water molecules to become hot – which generates both friction and heat, not only immediately killing the virus but drawing in proteins needed to activate the patient’s immune system.
Is anesthetic required for Swift® microwave plantar wart treatment?
Swift® microwave plantar wart treatment does not break the skin, and does not require anesthetic. Unlike traditional plantar wart treatments –which were painful and time-consuming – any discomfort from the Swift® microwave plantar wart treatment subsides after just two or three seconds. Our Manhattan area patients regularly express surprise and just how quick and painless the treatment really is – no anesthetic required.
Is there downtime after Swift® microwave plantar wart treatment?
There is no downtime after the Swift® microwave plantar wart treatment. Our patients are free to resume their regular routine as soon as they leave our Manhattan office. And since microwaves do not break the surface of the skin, the Swift® microwave plantar wart treatment has no bleeding, and requires no bandages or dressings.
Are microwaves safe for treating plantar warts?
Doctors have treated a variety of medical conditions with microwave technology for over three decades. Microwave technology has already proven especially useful in the field of cancer treatment.
Since microwaves are NOT capable of damaging the DNA of living things, they are not dangerous to humans. In 2018, the FDA approved Swift® microwave plantar wart treatment
Swift® Microwave Plantar Wart Treatment – Manhattan
The Swift® microwave system, now available at Goldenberg Dermatology in Manhattan, is the most advanced and state-of-the-art plantar wart treatment available today. Swift® microwave plantar wart treatment is the fastest and most painless way to eliminate plantar warts and to stop the spread of plantar warts before they can multiply or spread to others.
Get relief from unsightly and painful warts, and keep your warts from spreading, with a quick single appointment at Goldenberg Dermatology in Manhattan today!