Ionotophoresis manages to reduce the effects of hyperhidrosis by sending electrical signals in the sweat glands, thus disrupting their process and diminishing the excessive sweat. The method of applying Ionotophoresis implies that the affected area of a patient’s body is placed under water and then passing a small electrical charge through the skin.
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The less severe forms of excessive sweating may be cured using this method. The process itself is time consuming and the treatment needs to be repeated indefinitely. The initial treatment time goes up to 20 minutes and is then adapted to the patient’s needs. The continual treatment represents a major disadvantage of this method. Many patients feel like they are spending too much time with a treatment that does not guarantee a complete recovery.
On the other hand, Ionotophoresis has very few side effects. Patients sometimes report slight pain in the affected areas, especially in the initial stages of the treatment. Areas affected by it may crack or show a heightened level of dryness. Doctors usually reduce the treatment frequency and duration when this occurs.