Swift® Therapy For
Plantar Wart Treatment
And Removal In New York
Swift® Therapy For Plantar Wart Treatment And Removal
We are excited to announce that Chelsea Foot and Ankle has invested in an innovative new Swift® System for the effective treatment of stubborn Plantar Warts. This industry leading, evidence-based technology is now available to our patients. Warts can now be treated in a completely different way.
Historically warts were treated by destroying the infected tissue, using acids, topicals, freezing, injecting, or by surgically cutting out the lesions. Now, with Swift® Therapy, we flip the paradigm and treat them from the inside out. Using safe microwave technology, Swift® treatment stimulates your body’s own immune system to identify, attack, and destroy the infected tissue on a cellular level.
Dr. Ciment introduces Swift Microwave Therapy on Instagram. Watch now!
How does Swift® Therapy for Plantar Warts work?
Warts can be unsightly and painful, especially on the bottom of the feet. They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The challenge in treating warts has historically been balancing the need to target the therapy deep enough to reach the infected tissue while limiting the destruction of healthy uninfected tissue.
Swift® delivers a precise, highly controlled dose of microwaves that works within a pre-determined field – and no deeper. Water molecules within the infected tissue begin colliding and creating localized heat energy. This happens in milliseconds. It’s so quick that many patients don’t even realize it has happened before the treatment is done. This quick, controlled, high-dose of energy then triggers a natural response within the body that essentially “uncloaks” the HPV Virus. Now exposed, the body’s immune system can “see,” attack, and kill the virus.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is It Painful?
Most patients report a sudden warm sensation that is very fleeting- just as soon as it’s registered, it’s gone and there is no residual or lasting pain.
Is there painful scraping?
No! Unlike all other forms of wart treatment, there are no painful debridements, no skin scrapings, no needling, and no bloody mess. Swift® Therapy stands on its own; there are no bandages, no topical medications, and nothing for you to do until your follow-up appointment, four weeks after treatment.
How many treatments does it take to get rid of warts?
There is no set answer to this question because it varies from patient to patient, depending on the size, location on the foot, and age of the wart. On average, most people see a complete resolution of the wart in 3 sessions or less. In children, it’s faster- usually in 2 sessions or less.
Is it covered by my insurance?
Unfortunately, most insurance plans do not cover this treatment but our office works with you to try and get this covered. If we cannot get this covered by your insurance, we charge the lowest rate in Manhattan so as to make this as widely available as possible.
Our Patients Love Us
An absolutely amazing experience. Dr. Ciment is an absolutely wonderful person – it is very evident that he truly cares about his patients.S T.
I really, really like Dr. Ciment. He is a skilled surgeon with a really wonderful bedside manner — something you rarely find. He treated me a few years ago when I had a broken foot, and then again in Sept 2014 for surgery on the other foot. While surgery is never fun, Dr. Ciment made it pretty easy.Krista B.