​Theale Wellbeing Centre near Reading have invested in SWIFT® verruca treatment cutting edge technology for the treatment of Warts and Verrucas on feet and hands.

Swift® is a technology, developed in the UK, which has been licensed for the general treatment of warts & verrucas by Podiatrists. Swift® uses microwave energy which is delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to treat the affected tissue. In general 3 – 6 treatments will be needed, (these will normally be around a month apart depending on the individuals response). Our Podiatrist will be able to discuss this with you. Although patients may encounter some minor discomfort – it has been likened to an injection or scratch lasting 2-3 seconds. Almost anyone’s warts & verrucas can have the treatment with a few exceptions. Our Podiatrist will carry out an assessment prior to treatment and be able to advise you on this. Follow this link to a press release about Swift®

Some frequently asked questions:

Does it hurt?

There may be some minor discomfort like many treatments for skin lesions. Prior to treatment your podiatrist may decide to reduce the lesion with a blade. Pain levels vary from person to person but as mentioned above patients liken it to a pain similar to an injection or a scratch, lasting 2 – 3 seconds then quickly subsiding. After the treatment the area may feel sore but it will not prevent you doing your normal activities.

What is SWIFT®?

Swift is a new UK developed technology, which has been licenced for the general treatment of skin lesions in Podiatry and Dermatology. Using microwave energy Swift uses microwave delivered through a special probe applied directly to the skin to treat the affected tissue. This video explains more.

Can anyone receive this treatment?

Prior to treatment your podiatrist will carry out an assessment. With a few exceptions, most people with verrucas would be able to have this treatment.

Price on application



The full course of treatments is £460, over 6 months, which can be paid in three instalments – £160 for the first treatment and then two payments of £150.