Speed. It’s one thing that can improve patient satisfaction and increase clinic efficiency. By the time you’ve read this short paragraph, a typical Swift treatment would be complete. It’s all in the name.
Why is Swift® so much quicker than other treatments?
The use of microwave energy is what makes a Swift treatment so quick. Swift delivers a precise, highly controlled energy dose to a pre-determined depth into the skin. The latter part is crucial, and is what sets Swift apart from traditional treatments. As microwaves travel to a pre-determined depth, they don’t break the surface of the skin and destroy tissue from the point of application – like Cryotherapy, Salicylic Acid or Laser Ablation. As soon as the treatment begins, microwaves are working within that defined field – and no deeper. Water molecules within the tissue begin colliding and creating localised heat energy which stimulates the immune response. The graphic below highlights the targeted zone within which a treatment takes place.
Shorter appointment times
A 5 second treatment alone doesn’t allow Clinicians to shorten appointment times – but there are a number of further procedural benefits that do, as reported by Swift users*:
No anaesthetic required
Clinics can reduce procedure time through minimal patient prep. Patients report that discomfort caused by the treatment only lasts 2 seconds, and dissipates instantly once the treatment is over - leaving only low levels of post-procedural pain*. Patients can return to normal daily activity as soon as they walk out of the door
Only minimal reduction necessary
Only a light debridement is necessary to ensure a clean surface contact with the Swift applicator
No dressings usually required
As microwaves do not break the surface of the skin, the requirement for post-procedural padding or dressings is greatly reduced
The ability to shorten appointment times to just 10-15 minutes means Clinicians can manage clinic time more efficiently, fit more treatments into a day and reduce time between appointments. When compared with other more time intensive modalities, the benefits of Swift to a clinic are clear.