Microwave therapy is a new technology, developed in the United Kingdom and licensed for the general treatment of skin lesions. Swift uses microwave energy applied through a specially designed probe directed on to the skin to treat the affected area. Microwave therapy is applied by timed bursts and can be applied to one or multiple sites with a short pause between each application.
The number of treatments depends on how a patient responds and the number of lesions to be treated. No anaesthetic is required and no dressing is necessary, so it is a very convenient therapy to use.
At the Oxford Foot and Ankle Centre this treatment has been found to be a highly effective treatment of verruca pedis and other skin lesions such as warts.