Doubleview Podiatry


Plantar Wart Removal Perth – Scarborough


Doubleview Podiatry’s Swift Microwave Treatment vs. Traditional Treatments

Wart treatment Scarborough

Swift Microwave Treatment

Wart treatment in Perth made easy at Doubleview Podiatry – Say goodbye to your Warts

Plantar warts are very common, especially in children, and can cause irritation and pain, depending on their location. Traditional wart treatment are often painful and in some cases may not be effective or may cause them to spread.

The latest and least invasive wart removal technology adopted by Doubleview Podiatry is the Swift Microwave, which uses microwave energy applied directly onto a plantar wart (verrucae), prompting the body’s immune response to heal the affected area. With no after effects or dressings required, the wart starts to slowly reduce over the coming weeks. Our treatment plan includes up to three treatments, with one month between sessions. This wart treatment in our Perth podiatry clinic delivers a precise, highly controlled energy dose. As microwaves travel into the tissue, water molecules begin colliding and create localised heat energy – releasing heat shock proteins that initiate an immune response against the plantar wart (verrucae).

For most, the treatment causes limited pain or sensation. The wart treatment is such that you will walk out of our Podiatrist clinic and back to your regular activities immediately unlike conventional treatments.

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Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid works by peeling away the skin and removing the wart in layers. Acid treatment can be cumbersome due to the need to keep the wart dressed, and
requires visits to the Podiatrist each week for dressing.

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Freezing (cryotherapy)

Freezing involves applying liquid nitrogen onto the wart and the surrounding area. The extremely cold temperature can be painful because it burns the skin, causing redness and a blister. This blister can interfere with your day to day activities and make exercising and walking very painful.

Freezing isn’t always effective, and can involve visiting the Podiatrist every few weeks for treatment.

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Minor surgery

Surgery involves removing the wart through curretage or electrocautery. Both carry the risk of infection or permanent scarring. If the wart is on the bottom of the foot, this scarring can be a big issue, causing pain and discomfort, preventing you from returning to the activities you love.

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How to tell it’s a Wart? Just come in for a complementary consult.

Are you not sure if you have plantar wart? Just come in for a complementary consult.
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What can happen if you leave a plantar wart untreated?

If left untreated, your wart can become painful, get bigger or spread to other parts of your feet or body. If you already have a wart, you are carrying the wart virus and may be spreading it to family and friends.

Warts can prevent you doing the things you love and impact on your quality of life. So let’s find out what we can do about it.

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What is a plantar wart?

You are probably asking this question because you’re wondering if you, or someone you know, has a wart. Warts, also known as verrucae, are raised lumps on the skin that might feel rough or hard, and may have little black dots that look like seeds.
Warts are caused by a virus that loves warm, moist environments, such as public swimming pools, showers, and gyms. They are highly contagious and can be easily picked up by wandering around barefoot.

They vary in shape and size and can appear on the bottom of your feet, on the top, on the toes and even in between.
If you are wondering how you should treat your wart. Please contact us!

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Common Questions Our Clients Ask Us

  • What is the fastest way to get rid of a plantar wart?

    The quickest way to remove a plantar wart is often through professional treatments such as cryotherapy or laser therapy, administered by a healthcare professional.

    Cryotherapy: This process entails using liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart, leading to the formation of blisters on the wart tissue, which then causes it to detach over time. The process can be somewhat uncomfortable and may require several sessions to eliminate the wart entirely, but it’s one of the fastest methods available.

    Laser Therapy: Laser therapy employs a powerful light beam to target and eliminate the tissue of the wart by burning it. This method can be effective, especially for warts that haven’t responded to other treatments and can lead to quicker results. However, it may require a few sessions and can be more costly.

    Both of these methods are faster than over-the-counter treatments, which typically involve the application of salicylic acid over several weeks or months. It’s important to note that while these professional treatments can accelerate wart removal, they may not provide instant results, and multiple sessions might be needed for complete eradication. Additionally, there’s always a risk that the wart can recur, even after professional treatment.

    Consulting our team can provide you with a tailored approach to efficiently tackle the issue, taking into account the size, number, and resilience of your plantar wart(s).

  • If I have a wart resolve, will it come back?

    Unfortunately, if you inadvertently come in contact again with the virus that causes warts there is a possibility that a new infection will occur. Therefore, it is important to limit exposure to situations that will put you at risk of this occurring (see How Can I Prevent Warts?).

  • What types of side effects can I expect from Swift therapy?

    Fortunately, side effects from Swift Therapy are very rare and minor. Worst case scenario you may develop a small blister at the site of application of the Swift tip. Swift treatment is not recommended for people that have implanted pacemakers, metal implants at the site of the wart or are pregnant.

  • How can I prevent warts?

    Warts are caused by a virus that loves warm, moist environments, such as public swimming pools, showers, and gyms. They are highly contagious and can be easily picked up by wandering around barefoot. To lessen the risk of being infected with a wart you should always wear closed in footwear ,or at a minimum socks, when walking in public areas that are frequented by barefoot individuals. For areas like public showers I would recommend purchasing a pair of closed in “reef” shoes that are designed to be worn in aquatic situations where the feet need some form of protection.

  • Is plantar wart treatment covered by private health insurance?

    This is a common question that does not have one simple answer. Firstly, you would need to confirm that you have podiatry cover in your extras health fund policy. If you have podiatry cover then you should be able to claim some portion of the fee. The level of rebate varies depending on which health fund you have the policy with and the level of cover for this policy.

    If you would like to check with your health fund how much of a rebate you could expect the item numbers we use for claiming Swift Microwave Therapy are : Initial Consultation F004 and F541. Subsequent Consultation F012 and F541.

Before and After plantar warts treatment Scarborough
Daniel Ryan Perth Podiatry

Daniel Ryan

Since working in podiatry, I have routinely witnessed the benefits that can be achieved through custom orthotic prescription. By combining video footage, pressure analysis, and biomechanical assessment, I have had fantastic results when tailoring customised orthotics as a part of clients rehabilitation programs. Orthotics play a pivotal role in comprehensive treatment programs, helping to adjust biomechanical deficiencies, reduce pain and return to activity. Throughout my life, I have also used orthotics to overcome several of my own foot and lower limb injuries, so understand things from a patient’s perspective.

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