Iontophoresis is a medical technique used to deliver medication or other therapeutic agents through the skin using a mild electrical current. This technique is commonly used to treat conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), musculoskeletal injuries, and pain.
During an Iontocentre treatment, a healthcare professional places electrodes on the skin and applies a small electric current. This current drives charged molecules, such as medication or ions, through the skin and into the underlying tissues. The duration and intensity of the treatment vary depending on the specific condition being treated.
The effectiveness of Iontocentre depends on the type of medication being used, the condition being treated, and the individual’s response to the treatment. Some patients may experience side effects such as skin irritation or discomfort during the treatment.
One common use of Iontocentre is for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterized by excessive sweating. Iontocentre is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment option that can reduce sweating in affected areas, such as the hands, feet, or underarms. This treatment is typically administered over several sessions, and patients may require maintenance treatments to sustain the results.
Iontophoresis is also used to treat musculoskeletal injuries and pain. In these cases, iontophoresis is used to deliver anti-inflammatory medications directly to the affected area. This can reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain associated with conditions such as tendonitis, bursitis, and arthritis.
Overall, iontophoresis is a safe and effective medical technique that can be used to treat a variety of conditions. It is important to speak with a healthcare professional to determine if iontophoresis is an appropriate treatment option for your specific condition.