Since decades Iontophoresis has been used to treat excessive sweating by many people. The palms, feet and armpits of people sweat profusely sometimes due to an underlying medical condition called hyperhidrosis and sometimes with no reason at all. Iontophoresis gives a long term effect for this condition.
Iontophoresis not only benefits the condition of hyperhidrosis, but also athletes who suffer from injuries. It is not a medical treatment for them but a way to reduce sweat for performance improvement like the grip function gets improved. Also if they have an injury, then the medicines are added to the water of the process so that the body part receives it directly and provides relief.
The machine used to do the process of iontophoresis gives adjustable current to the affected body using a weak power source. You can check the machine product comparison on various sources online to know which one is the best to use. The power source is connected to a water bath where the affected area is submerged. The power is turned and the body part is placed.
Each part gets a separate water bath. Wet electrodes are placed in the armpit area to treat sweating of the armpits.
The process is completely painless as it is mild in nature and is simple to do. There have not been any reported side effects of the treatment. Each session is of 20-40 minutes duration and the customer needs 8-12 treatments one per day or on alternate days to see achieve full effect.
The difference can be noticed in the first few seatings itself. A lot depends on how the body is reacting to the treatment, which is the area that has been affected, what is the level of sweating and how many seatings have been taken.