IONTOPHORESIS MACHINES TO TREAT HYPERHIDROSIS
Iontophoresis and Hyperhidrosis
Iontophoresis therapy for excessive sweating involves passing a low electric current through the affected body part (usually hands or feet). Iontophoresis is generally used for drug delivery. It is unclear why iontophoresis works for hyperhidrosis. One explanation is that the minerals in the water get into your skin and block the sweat ducts.
Tips for Successful Iontophoresis Therapy
- Purchase a reputable iontophoresis device. See next section for links to various types.
- Vary water type usage if treatment is not successful initially, and try using hard water or rain water or bottled water.
- Follow treatment schedule and manufacturer instructions regarding voltage or current settings strictly. Typical treatments last for 15 minutes and need to initially be done daily for two weeks, followed by once or twice a week for maintenance. The feet require a higher voltage than the hands. Armpits can also be treated using iontophoresis (via special conductive attachments placed in the armpits) and require a lower voltage than the hands or feet.
- Add baking soda or anticholinergic medications (e.g., see this) to water to improve results
Listing of Iontophoresis Machines to Treat Hyperhidrosis
Below, you will find an alphabetical listing of iontophoresis machines that are used to treat hyperhidrosis. Click on the links for more detailed information about each device, including my personal experiences using the device in some cases. Some of these iontophoresis units are sold used on ebay for a more affordable price.
Homemade Iontophoresis Machine
Other Lesser Known Iontophoresis Units
Bielsan Jonomed -- comes with rechargeable battery
Electro Antiperspirant -- uses regular AA batteries