Iontophoresis (Excessive Sweating)
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is defined as ‘sweating beyond the physiological need of the body’, and is a common disorder affecting many people. Normal sweating is needed to regulate body temperature; however, hyperhidrosis causes sweating which exceeds that need. It is a medical condition that can have severe negative consequences for the sufferer.
The most common form of excessive sweating is of the palm of the hands. It can also affect the foot, underarm and face.
The emotional impact of excessive sweating can be huge and can create practical problems in day-to-day life. The condition causes social, psychological and occupational problems leading to a negative effect on the sufferer’s quality of life.
Iontophoresis is a safe and effective method of reducing excessive sweating of the hands, feet and armpits. The treatment course is over a 4 week period and requires seven sessions of 20 to 30 minutes.
Through the use of the iontophoresis device, sweat production in the glands is interrupted by a mild electrical charge. Iontophoresis works well for mild to moderate excessive sweating, and is not a painful treatment and has few side effects.
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