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Silicone vs Aluminum Electrodes for Iontophoresis Treatment

By Sam Nardi 2022 Oct 7th
Dermadry Team

If you are considering iontophoresis treatment, you may be wondering which type of electrode is best: silicone or aluminum? 

As you’ve done your research, you’ve likely come across iontophoresis machines with both aluminum electrodes and silicone electrodes. Both are commonly used in iontophoresis treatment and are effective at treating hyperhidrosis.

 If you’re wondering what the difference between the two is, keep reading! Here, we will take a look at the benefits of each type of electrode to help you make the best decision for your needs.


The Benefits of Silicone Electrodes


  • Aluminum-Free: Conductive silicone is adapted for people who are allergic to aluminum. That means that if you have an allergy or sensitivity to aluminum, you can use silicone electrodes to get the benefits of iontophoresis treatment. 
  • Comfort: Conductive silicone is soft and flexible so it is more comfortable to rest your hands or feet on it. Moreover, its soft texture won’t scratch the tray that it lays on, preventing wear to your treatment trays.
  • Durability: Conductive silicone electrodes are very resistant to corrosion and won’t be deteriorated or corroded, even after many uses. You won’t have to replace silicone electrodes as often, which is a win-win for your wallet and the environment!
  • Effectiveness: Conductive silicone is a highly effective option that is already used in the medical field for iontophoresis treatment but also for TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) and EMS (Electrical Muscular Stimulation).
  • Safety: The use of conductive silicone is safe for intact skin contact and does not alter the efficiency of the treatment (compared to aluminum electrodes).


Iontophoresis Machine with Silicone Electrodes


While both aluminum and silicone electrodes can be used for iontophoresis treatment, as we’ve explored, there are some benefits of silicone electrodes you may want to consider when making the purchase of an iontophoresis machine. 


The new range of Dermadry iontophoresis machines feature conductive graphite silicone electrodes These soft-touch electrodes are flexible, resistant to corrosion, and more durable than aluminum electrodes. 


To learn more about the Dermadry iontophoresis machine with silicone electrodes click here or view our new range below.



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