Plantar Warts

cluster of plantar warts

Plantar warts are viral infections that commonly develop on the soles of the feet, where they can become flattened by the pressure of walking and develop an overlaying callous. They tend to be hard and flat, with a rough surface and well-defined boundaries. Warts may also appear on the top of the foot or toes where they are then usually raised and fleshier.

Warts are often flesh tone and have small black dots in the center. Unlike corns and calluses, plantar warts tend to bleed when debrided (the removal of overlying dead skin) due to the many tiny blood vessels present.

Now There’s a NEW! Treatment for Plantar Warts

Swift is the pioneering new and easy microwave therapy system specifically designed for the treatment of Plantar Warts. Now you can get rid of Plantar Warts for good!

How Microwaves Work

Microwave energy rapidly elevates tissue temperature and creates precise, localized cell destruction.

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Infected tissue can exist several millimeters below the surface and can often be difficult to treat using traditional methods, resulting in either untreated tissue or significant damage.

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Swift delivers a precise, highly controlled energy dose. As microwaves travel into the tissue, water molecules begin colliding and creating localized heat energy – quickly destroying all infected tissue within a predetermined depth.

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In just seconds the treatment is complete, and the healing cascade begins immediately. Treated tissue is quickly replaced, repaired and regenerated.

microwave treatment for plantar warts4 Key Benefits of Swift for Treatment of Plantar Warts

  1. Shorter Treatment Times. Microwaves deliver rapid internal heat generation – allowing shorter treatment times.
  2. Precision Treatments. Swift will deliver microwave energy to an exact and predetermined depth, creating accurate and precise ablation zones.
  3. Innovation in Safety.Utilizing innovative thermal management and measurement technologies, the system has been put through rigorous testing to ensure the highest possible levels of safety.
  4. Disposable Applicator Tips. The Swift applicator is designed with a disposable tip, eliminating the need for sterilization and mitigating the risk of cross-contamination.

Ready to say so long to Plantar Warts? Book your Swift appointment today using the handy “Request An Appointment” form in the right sidebar.

Other Treatments for Plantar Warts

  • Warts can also be removed with topical chemicals or frozen off.
  • Chemicals usually require multiple applications over several weeks to months. The wart is debrided to remove dead tissue before each treatment. Home wart kits are available in our Oakville Foot & Orthotic Clinic. Give us a call to learn more:  905.845.4817
  • A typical chemical used for removal is 40-60% salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is the main ingredient found in many over the counter creams or solution but at a much lower percentage than we offer in our clinic.
  • Freezing (cryotherapy) is safe and does not usually require any numbing of the area but may be too painful for children to tolerate. Hop on over to our blog to learn more about cryotherapy treatment for warts.

How Do You Prevent Plantar Warts?

  • Always wear flip-flops or sandals in public showers or public areas – this helps prevent contact with wart causing virus.
  • Wash and thoroughly dry your feet.

Had enough of your Plantar Warts? Let’s get to it! Book your consultation today, using the handy form in the side bar. Say goodbye to embarrassing Plantar Warts!