What Are Plantar Warts—and How Do You Get Rid of Them

Plantar Warts

“Plantar” means “Of the sole” in Latin. Unlike other types of warts, plantar warts are typically quite painful as the pressure from walking and standing forces them to grow into your skin. Like all warts, Plantar warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) virus. Underneath the skin, the wart can have finger-like roots that reach down and grow, making them very difficult to treat effectively from the surface.

The treatment options available to patients with plantar warts range from home remedies to surgical excision, however, one of the most common clinical approaches is Immunotherapy. The Swift Microwave Wart Therapy is one of the immunotherapy options now available.

Key Highlights of Wart Therapy

  • Single use applicator eliminates potential HPV transmission
  • Digital Time and Power dials ensure consistent and precise energy delivery
  • Advanced alarm systems ensures maximum patient safety
  • Internal components similar to those used in interventional oncology

How does Wart Therapy work?

Wart Therapy delivers a precise, highly controlled energy dose to the infected tissue. As microwaves travel into the tissue, water molecules begin colliding and creating localized heat energy. Within seconds, the treatment is complete and the immune response begins. Heat shock proteins within HPV infected cells are released, alerting the body to the presence of the virus.

Learn more about the science behind the Swift Technology for Wart Treatment