Verrucae and warts come in many shapes and sizes, and appear on different parts of the foot which will have an impact on how many treatments are required, but we generally advise a course of 3, although older verrucae may require more applications. Older treatment resistant verrucae may have an element of scar tissue which is harder to break down.Treatments are spaced apart at 1-2 week intervals.
As well as scar tissue present, the number of treatments required depends on an individual’s immune response. The Swift mediates an immune response, some people respond faster than others in producing antibodies. Research demonstrates the heat generated by the microwaves stimulates heat stress protein production which is known to prompt a strong healing response.
Patients who are immune-suppressed are at risk of developing multiple, resistant lesions, which are difficult to treat, but at Compleet Feet we will employ all the verruca treatments we have to get an effective result. We may need to combine the Swift with other treatment modalities.