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Treatment now available

Are you tired of dealing with pesky warts? We at Michele L. Selsor Clinic in Pinellas Park are very excited to announce that we have a brand new and effective treatment for surface based skin lesions, primarily warts.

Plantar warts; a common and stubborn Viral Infection

“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, specifically types 1, 2, 4, 60, and 63. 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 image appears to show an advertisement for a product called "Swift," which is a wart treatment. The product is depicted as a small handheld device with a curved tip and a blue and white color scheme. The device is held up against a foot with a visible wart on the bottom of the heel. The image suggests that the Swift device uses microwave energy to treat the wart, with a tagline that reads "No Cutting, No Freezing, No Chemicals." The overall design is clean and professional, with simple but effective use of color and typography to convey the product's benefits. The image is high-resolution and captures a lot of detail, including the texture of the skin on the foot and the small details of the device itself.

What is Swift?

Swift is a cutting edge, FDA Cleared technology that has proven to be highly effective in the removal of plantar warts. It delivers low dose microwave energy through a specialized probe that targets and effectively treats the underlying HPV virus by stimulating a natural immune response in the body. We like to say that we’re addressing the root cause; not the symptom.

What to Expect

How effective is Swift?

Swift protocol involves between 3 and 4 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart; aligning with the body’s natural immune cycle. Each treatment lasts only 5-10 minutes and is what we call a “sock off - sock on” treatment: Limited debridement, no breaking of the skin, no bandages. No home treatment is required between treatments and patients are able to resume daily activities immediately post treatment.

Due to Swift harnessing the power of the patient’s immune system to target the root cause of the wart (HPV), efficacy is significantly higher compared to other treatment methods. 

Does it hurt?

While pain is variable and patient/lesion specific, most patients typically feel some level of discomfort as infected tissue temperatures are rapidly elevated over a 2 second dose of energy. The pain immediately subsides following cessation of energy delivery and there is very limited post procedural pain, in fact some report an immediate reduction in pain levels. All patients are about to continue on with day-to-day activities immediately following treatment.

The image appears to be a promotional banner or logo for the "Swift" product, which is a wart treatment device. The banner features the product name "Swift" in large, bold white letters against a blue background. Beneath the name, there is a smaller tagline that reads "In Action," also in white letters. The image on the banner appears to show the Swift device in use, with a hand holding the small, curved tip of the device up against a small, raised bump on the skin. The image is slightly blurred, which may suggest motion or activity, and there are some additional details around the edges of the banner, such as a small logo or icon in the upper left corner. Overall, the design is simple and eye-catching, with a strong emphasis on the product name and the device in use.

It’s important to visit a podiatrist if you suspect or feel that you have a plantar wart and are seeking removal. The longer you wait to seek treatment, the more likely the wart is to persist. Here are some common symptoms to look out for:

  • You may get the feeling of “painful pebbles” in your shoes.

  • You may experience pain when you compress the sides of the wart.

  • You may see a circular flat spot on the skin with a depressed area in the middle.

  • They may appear “yellowed” with a crust; small black dots can be an easy give away.

  • The lesion on your foot is painful, bleeding, or has changed color.

  • Treatments you have tried do not work, and the wart reoccurs or multiplies.

  • Discomfort that prevents you from doing regular activities.

  • Poor sensation in your feet.

  • You are unsure if the lesion is a wart.

When you should come to see us

What to do Next?

If you would like to (a) get rid of your warts and/or (b) explore Swift Treatment, please book a consultation with us by calling on 727-321-9488. One of our specialists will be happy to help.

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Michele Selsor, DPM