Iontophoresis Therapy (Excessive Sweating)
Preston Dermatology offers iontophoresis therapy for the treatment of excessive sweating on the hands and feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis).
Iontophoresis is a simple, safe, and effective therapy to control hand and/or foot hyperhidrosis with an effectiveness rate of >90%. The treatment works by transferring a low voltage, low amperage current via a conductive medium (ie water) to the affected areas. This effectively neutralises the connection between the nerves and the sweat glands, thus reducing the excessive sweat gland activity. As a result, the amount of sweat reduces.
Excessive sweating on the hands and feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis).
No serious side effects reported.
Hands and feet.
Treatment is undertaken at equal intervals from 3 times to 5 times per week initially. Then, during the maintenance period, treatment is typically required between once a week to once a fortnight. Some people can reduce it to once per month.
HOW IT IS PERFORMED:
Low voltage, low amperage current applied via a conductive medium (ie water) to the affected area.
Sweat reduction, depending on severity of condition.
Varies based on severity; mild, moderate or severe hyperhidrosis.