What is Iontophoresis Hands and Feet Sweating Treatment?

Iontophoresis is a non-invasive way to stop your hands and feet from sweating, using a take home device. You perform the treatment at home at regular intervals to stop palmer and planter hyperhidrosis. The treatment consists of seven 20 minute sessions usually spanning four weeks. The majority of patients find that they don’t see results until at least session four. After treatment has been completed, regular maintenance treatments can be carried out, usually weekly. However, iontophoresis is not a cure for excessive sweating and will need repeating to keep the issue at bay.

Your Iontophoresis Experience 

Before Iontophoresis

Before iontophoresis treatment, we invite you to visit our medically led clinic in Sutton Coldfield, with easy transport links to surrounding areas such as Walsall, Lichfield, Tamworth and Birmingham. One of our skin health professionals will assess your sweating needs prior to treatment, to be sure that iontophoresis is the most effective treatment for you. Our expert will discuss with you what kind of results you would like to achieve, and will explain the whole treatment process to ensure that you have all the information before you make a decision.

During Iontophoresis 

Iontophoresis treatment takes place in one of our modern treatment rooms, and a full treatment lasts an hour.

Iontophoresis uses water to conduct a mild electrical current through the skin's surface to interrupt sweat production. It is not entirely understood how the treatment works, but it is thought that the electric current reacts with the mineral particles in the water to thicken the outer layer of the skin and block the flow of sweat to the surface.

After Iontophoresis

After iontophoresis treatment, you may find that the skin becomes slightly irritated because of the electric current, however, after several at home treatments, you should begin to notice sweat not being apparent on the hands or feet.

Iontophoresis Side Effects

Side effects of iontophoresis can include dryness of the skin and skin irritation, both of which can usually be treated with moisturisers or creams.

Interested in Iontophoresis Hands and Feet Sweating? Have more questions?

Call us on 0121 667 5703 and a member of our team will be happy to discuss how Iontophoresis Hands and Feet Sweating can help you.