Iontophoresis To Treat Excessive Sweating
Updated: Sep 8, 2020
Iontophoresis is most commonly used to treat hyperhidrosis disorder, a condition that results in persistent and excessive sweating. A medical device delivers mild electrical currents while your affected body part (hands, feet, or armpits) is submerged in water. The electric currents block your sweat glands temporarily. Doctors aren’t exactly sure why iontophoresis helps people with excessive sweating but it works well for many!
Some people feel a slight tingling sensation during the procedure, but the electrical current isn’t strong enough to shock you.
Iontophoresis doesn’t require any special or advanced preparation. However, you must advise us if you:
have a heart condition
have a pacemaker or other metal implants, such as artificial joint replacements
You may not be able to undergo iontophoresis if you have any of the above medical conditions or devices. If this is the case, we will recommend other options.
People typically undergo 20- to 40-minute treatment sessions, several times per week until sweating decreases to a desirable level. At that point, treatments are scheduled less frequently, (about once a week). Iontophoresis treatments must be done regularly and before sweating increases to maintain results.
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