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How to Treat Excessive Sweating

By Sam Nardi / 2019 Mar 5th
Dermadry Team

Primary hyperhidrosis is a common condition characterized by excessive sweating that affects nearly 5% of the global population. The areas most commonly affected are the hands, feet, and underarms. One of the most effective ways to treat these zones is through iontophoresis!

At-home hyperhidrosis treatment by iontophoresis

Iontophoresis has been used to treat palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis since the 1940s. This technology works by directing a mild current through the skin, neutralizing the connections between the sweat nerves and sweat glands. For the vast majority of cases, this significantly reduces excessive sweating. In fact, studies have shown that tap water iontophoresis machines such as Dermadry are extremely effective in the treatment of excessive sweating. These studies report that the success rates of these devices can reach 93%, 98.5% and even 100% of patients treated for hyperhidrosis.

Iontophoresis is a non-invasive, drug-free, and needle-free treatment option. It is ideal for those looking for long-lasting dryness that antiperspirant sticks and creams just cannot provide. Due to its effectiveness and its limited side effects, it is also recommended over more dangerous and/or invasive treatment options such as medications, injections, and surgery.

Treating excessive sweating of the hands by iontophoresis

Since its introduction as a treatment option for hyperhidrosis, iontophoresis has undergone many developments and improvements. Home-use devices, such as Dermadry, make treatment more convenient than ever before! There’s no longer a need to schedule appointments, as you can now build your own treatment schedule and get results from the comfort of your own home. Treatment sessions last between 15 minutes (underarms) to 20 minutes (hands and feet) and can provide up to 6 weeks of dryness! Following the initial treatment phase, treatments need to be maintained (as little as once every 2-3 weeks!) to maintain dryness.

Dermadry’s FDA cleared and CE marked iontophoresis machine is simple to set up and only requires access to an electrical outlet and some tap water. Dermadry is indicated for use by those 13 years and older to treat mild to severe primary palmar, plantar, and axillary hyperhidrosis. Click here to learn more about Dermadry and watch our tutorial videos below to see just how easy it is to treat your excessive sweating!


Treatment for Palmar (Hands) and Plantar (Feet) Hyperhidrosis

Treatment for Axillary (Underarms) Hyperhidrosis

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