If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, then you’re all too familiar with the impact it has on your daily life. If you constantly sweat excessively from your feet then you likely suffer from the medical condition known as plantar hyperhidrosis. Sweaty feet can be embarrassing and bothersome, especially in social situations, and can even contribute to foot and nail infections such as athlete’s foot and ingrown toenails. If you sweat excessively from your feet, then you often stay clear of certain footwear, as you're constantly sweating through your socks and into your shoes. The fear of bad odor and leaving sweaty footprints behind may even lead you to avoid situations where you must remove your shoes. Sound familiar? Well, it doesn’t have to be that way, as it is a highly treatable condition!
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that affects nearly 5% of the global population, with many patients reporting excessive sweating from their feet. One of the most effective ways to treat axillary hyperhidrosis is through iontophoresis!
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 devices 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.
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 for feet are only 20 minutes 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.