Who should use Iontophoresis?
Iontophoresis is a proven, non-invasive and drug free treatment for excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis). It is an extremely successful therapy that should be considered if high quality maximum strength antiperspirants are unable to control sweat levels. Iontophoresis should be attempted before considering surgery or injections.
Iontophoresis is used to treat primary and secondary Hyperhidrosis and is effective in virtually all areas in which patients may suffer with excessive sweating. There are systems and attachments to treat hands, feet, underarms, the face, neck and torso, in fact we have helped many hundreds of patients get dry in most areas of the body.
What is Iontophoresis?
It is a treatment used extensively in hospitals and clinics worldwide that passes mild controlled 'Micro' electrical currents into the skin in areas where excessive sweating is a problem. The current is transferred to the body in most cases using simple tap water alone. Common problem areas are the underarms, hands and feet, face and neck, but Hyperhidrosis can affect any part of the body. All machines come ready to treat hands and feet and accessories for other areas of the body are available from us direct.
Treatments are simple to perform at home and unaided. Simply place electrodes in the provided trays, fill with approximately 500ml of tap water, switch on the iontophoresis machine and set the power level. Then simply place the hands and or feet into the trays and the circuit will close and treatment will begin automatically. After 15 minutes, the machine will power down and the session is then over.
Other areas of the body can be treated just as easily by applying tap water soaked accessories to the relvant body part that is affected by Hyperhidrosis. The machine will sense that the circuit is closed and will deliver treatment automatically.
Working Procedure of Iontophoresis
Iontophoresis uses a medical device which produces electric currents which are regulated by the control unit. The affected body part is drained in water by using a tray filled with water and high quality cables are used to transmit the current from device to the treatment electrodes placed in the tray. Body parts such as hands and feet are directly placed into the trays for other body parts absorbent sponge drained in water is used on the intended area and electrodes are placed there. This completes the circuit and current directly flows in to the skin. where it slows down secretion at the gland, without causing damage.