Swift®: A Cutting-Edge Treatment For Plantar Warts

If you’re suffering from plantar warts, the new Swift® technology can treat your condition. Where conventional treatments may not be as effective, this immune therapy technology has shown great results. Start by telling us about your condition and requesting an appointment with The Foot Doc™.

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Plantar warts are difficult to treat and traditional methods, such as cryotherapy, are often painful and require multiple sessions. In complex cases, these options may not even be effective. The Swift® device uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver precise, highly controlled microwave energy into the problem area of the skin. This works to stimulate the patient’s body into a healing response and treat plantar warts at their source. This virtually painless procedure is a quick, clean, and non-invasive option with little or no recovery time.

See the results of this new type of immune therapy that treats the root cause of plantar warts:

Swift Before & After

Swift® patient, Shane, details his recovery from plantar warts.

Causes and Symptoms of Warts

Warts are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Like any virus, warts are spread through contact. The virus enters the body through tiny cuts or cracks on the bottom of the foot. This can occur when walking barefoot on surfaces where the virus is present. The virus thrives in warm and moist environments, making locker rooms and swimming pools a common source of infection.

It can take as long as six months to develop a wart after the skin has come into contact with the virus, making it difficult to identify the source of the infection. Individuals can reduce their chances of contracting a wart by avoiding walking barefoot, especially in public spaces. Keeping the feet clean and dry can also help.

Symptoms of plantar warts include:

  • Small, fleshy growths on the bottom of the foot, which may be rough or grainy.
  • Hard, thickened skin, where a wart has grown inward.
  • Black pinpoints in the center of the growth, which are clotted blood vessels.

Learn more about the diagnoses and complications of plantar warts here.


The Swift® device has provided our doctors the latest in immune therapy technology, giving them the ability to treat the root cause of plantar warts.


Conventional Treatments Available

There are several conventional treatments doctors have used and continue to use, which are designed to remove the affected tissue. These include:

  • Salicylic acid or other types of acid
  • Laser treatment
  • Cryotherapy (freezing the area)
  • Surgical excision

See how the Swift® technology compares to conventional treatments—read more about the Benefits Of The Swift® Device. If you’re suffering from plantar warts, take the first step in treating this condition by answering a few short questions and requesting an appointment with The Foot Doc™.

Swift microwave energy applicator

Benefits of the Swift® Device:

Immune therapy, though effective at treating plantar warts, has conventionally relied on medications or injections on the site of the affected tissue. The Swift device offers several benefits in treating the root cause of plantar warts. Chief benefits include:

  • Virtually painless: The treatment involves minimal discomfort (lasting only a few seconds)
  • Minimal debridement: Microwave energy does not break the surface of the skin and instead penetrates the tissue to a pre-determined depth.
  • Minimal recovery time: Patients are able to return to normal activity after treatment.
  • Quick procedure: Sessions last between 5-10 minutes.
  • Safe & Clean
  • Leaves no evidence of scarring

What Is Swift®?

The Swift® system is a non-invasive device that uses precisely tuned microwave energy to increase the temperature of the treatment area, resulting in the coagulation of the soft tissue. It has two main components: the Swift® Microwave Generator and the Swift® Microwave Applicator.

Swift® Microwave Generator

This compact and portable device produces microwave energy that is delivered into target areas of the body. It is designed with a simple user interface and fast setup for treatment, weighing only 4.5kg.

Swift generator features

Swift® Microwave Applicator

The applicator is designed with an internal sensor that will only allow the device to be used if a new, unused applicator tip is attached. This is to prevent cross-contamination between patients.

Swift applicator features


As microwave energy travels to a precise depth, water molecules within the tissue area begin colliding and creating localized heat energy, targeting only the treatment area. The entire process lasts between 5-10 minutes with reduced post-procedural padding or dressing.



The Swift® device is designed with a highly contained treatment zone. The microwaves travel in straight lines with no lateral spread, as seen in other procedures such as Cryotherapy. The treatment device also features a disposable tip, which eliminates the risk of cross-contamination and the need for sterilization.