Microwave Therapy for Verrucae

Get rid of verrucae faster & easier than ever before

Footfriend can offer the very latest in verrucae treatment – Swift Microwave Therapy Treatment is now available

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What are verrucae?

Verrucae are a caused by the HPV virus. Everyone is regularly exposed to the virus, but it only tends to infect the skin when it is able to enter the body via a cut, scratch or crack in your skin or when your skin is very soggy and prune like as it is after a long bath or swimming.

Verrucae are often painless, only giving discomfort if they’re in a position where they’re pinched or rubbed by footwear. Verrucae are often characterised by a cauliflower type texture, instead of the usual, smooth texture of your skin.

Read more about verrucae causes, symptoms and diagnosis.

There are several treatments available for verrucae but they usually require frequent, multiple visits to your podiatrist. It can sometimes take months.

There is now a brand new way to treat verrucae… Swift Microwave Therapy for Verrucae

About Microwave Therapy

Microwaves have been in clinical use for over 30 years, and are used globally in the effective treatment of cancer. Now for the first time this technology has been applied for use on skin lesions such as verrucae.

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Infected tissue can exist several millimetres 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 localised heat energy. This creates localised “thermal shock” to the infected tissue which results in the release of the specific proteins necessary for the immune system to recognise the verrucae virus and begin the process of eradicating it.

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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.

The advantages of Microwave Therapy

Here at Footfriend we are very closely involved with the continuing development of this treatment for verrucae. We have been following the latest research and advice from the researchers to get the best outcomes for our patients. We have discovered that in addition to being highly effective and needing very few treatment appointments that the process does take a bit of time to go from having verrucae to complete resolution of the infected skin. This is because it takes time for the immune system to attack the virus and for new skin to regenerate. This is a normal part of the treatment process. This process can take a bit longer the older you are and also if you have had your verrucae for a very long time. With your patience, our treatment and guidance, most verrucae will be eradicated.

Microwave therapy:

  • requires very little aftercare – no dressings to change or keep dry.
  • requires fewer appointments for stubborn lesions, than traditional treatments.
  • enables you to get on with your everyday life with no special measure needed between appointments.
  • Pain from your verrucae rapidly goes.

What to expect

If you want your verrucae treated you will first need a consultation to assess your lesion and your suitability to having treatment for your verrucae.

If Swift Microwave Therapy is determined to be the most appropriate method for treating your verrucae we can begin treatment immediately.


  • Suitability assessment: £37. (Waived if microwave therapy begins in this appointment).
  • First, second & third microwave treatments £100.00 each (2 weeks apart).
  • Subsequent treatments: £75 each (as needed): 3-4 weekly.

The treatment process

We firstly may need to remove some of the dead surface verrucae tissue.

Once debrided the verrucae is treated with Swift Microwave Therapy. This is a quick process.

After the therapy there is no need for dressings and no need to keep your foot dry.

You will need to return for assessment and further applications of Swift Microwave Therapy as guided by your podiatrist.

We’re taking bookings for Swift Microwave Therapy now.

Based in the scenic, market town of Beverley in East Yorkshire, we are receiving patients from all over Yorkshire and the North of England for this excellent, new treatment.

Call us on: 01482 868448, email, or click the button below to arrange your assessment.

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“I was experiencing increasing discomfort when walking so booked a Footfriend appointment. To my horror I had four verrucae, two on each foot ! I had not had verrucae since I was a child.

I discussed treatment options available to me with Vicky and decided to progress with the microwave therapy. Although the first treatment caused a little discomfort, Vicky talked me through the very quick process and on reflection the discomfort was not knowing the procedure.

I had no on-going discomfort in between the four once monthly sessions and each treatment was fine. It was very quick.

To my delight each month there was good news and a decreasing number of verrucae each monthly treatment .The fourth session was necessary because of the largest and oldest but that has now also gone. No more verrucae! I am delighted with the outcome. I would strongly recommend this method, much quicker and easier than the other treatments out there.”

Mrs J Wilkinson, Beverley.

“I have suffered with multiple verrucae for more than ten years,I have tried numerous treatments from the pharmacy not of which worked successfully. I have made several visits to the doctor to have them cryogenically treated. This did not clear them and was told there was nothing more to be done. By this time walking was very painful.

Just as I was about to give up looking for a cure I spotted an advertisement for Footfriend Beverley suggesting a new method (microwave) could be the solution. I contacted them, after several treatments over a few months the verrucas are completely gone. I now walk with no discomfort at all.

Damian was very understanding and gentle during the treatment and I cannot thank him enough for sorting my problem after I had almost given up hope of a cure.

Thank you Damian.”

P Silvey, Leven.