What is Iontophoresis?

Iontophoresis is a treatment process in which a medical device sends mild electrical waves to the affected part of your body. It is used for the treatment of hyperhidrosis and sports injuries. An Iontophoresis machine delivers the electric current to your hands, foot, or armpits, to reduce sweating or delivery an anti-inflammatory drug to your skin.

What does Iontophoresis Machine Work?

You place your palms or legs on a basin of water. When the power is turned on, the machine delivers electric current to your body parts. The minerals in the water as a conductor, helping the current to travel through your skin.

Treatment for Hyperhidrosis

Inside your body, the current blocks all kinds of nerve transmission between the brain and the sweat glands. As a result, your sweat production is inhibited in that area.

Treatment for Sports Injury

In case of a sports injury, the doctor will add an anti-inflammatory drug to the basin of water. It will travel inside your body along with the water. It would help if you continued the treatment until the time the affected area shows signs of healing.

Side Effects of Iontophoresis

It is a needle-free, safe, and painless treatment. Some common side effects can be skin dryness, itching, or appearance of blisters. You can use any moisturizer or hydrocortisone cream after each session.