After one week, most people will have dry hands and feet. But, it might take longer for some people. To understand the treatment timelines, have a look at the graph below.
Use the machine daily, adjusting it to the highest voltage that you find comfortable, until your excessive sweating lessens. Once your hands and feet are consistently dry, you should use the machine less often, setting your own pace until you start to sweat again. After a continued use, you'll be able to gauge when it's time for a maintenance treatment.
The time of day does not have any affect on the effectiveness of the machine, but you should pick a time that will help you maintain a consistent treatment schedule.
Every use of the Iontoderma machine should last at least 20 minutes up to a maximum of 30 minutes, making sure to spend half the time on each polarity.
You should reduce the number of sessions once your hands or feet are dry. We recommend that you cease doing sessions once sweating has decreased by about 90%. Usually, after a week or two, you will begin sweating again. When you do, you should do a session again. If your condition is severe, you may have to do sessions twice a week. After a continued use, you’ll be able to gauge when it’s time for a maintenance session.
Yes, you can do two treatments per day.
Always use the highest voltage you can without hurting yourself. Do 15 minutes sessions on each hands or feet instead of 10 minutes.
That’s actually a good sign! It means that your body is reacting to the treatment. You should feel the positive effects in a few treatments.
Everyone reacts differently. Often your strong hand will have thicker skin than your weaker one. This is because you favour it to do tasks that may build up the skin.
To make sure the top of your fingers and toes are dry, make sure they’re submerged under water. You can also wear cotton gloves or socks to help.
The machine needs to be plugged into an outlet, through the AC adapter power supply we provide.
It uses direct current.
You should use the highest voltage you are comfortable with. It’s okay to start at 12V. Note that the results are dependent upon the voltage and duration of treatment.
The machine has two halves for each hand (or foot), each of which have an electric current running through them. You need to expose each of your hands (or feet) to both polarities for the treatment to work. To switch the polarity, start by making sure that your hands (or feet) are out of the water. Unplug the banana cable from the power supply. Next, unplug both banana plugs from the metal plates on the device and plug them back into the opposite plate. Plug the banana cable back into the power supply.
When you are first getting used to the machine, make sure you set the power supply to the minimum voltage before turning it up. Put on one hand (or foot) at a time, starting with the base of your hand by your wrist, and slowly placing your whole hand into the water.
You have to exchange the wires in order to invert the polarity of the current.
Yes! Just like many other main powered iontophoresis machines. The power supply includes different protections such as Over Voltage Protection (OVT), Over Current Protection (OCP), Over Temperature Protection (OTP), Over Load Protection (OLP) and Short Circuit Protection (SCP).
Put in enough water to wet the skin on the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet, ensuring that the sweating area is wet. The quantity should be around 500ml (17oz) in each half of the briefcase.
You don’t need to add anything to the water to make the treatment work. Although, some people have reported that adding a 1/4 teaspoon of salt or baking soda to the water has helped.
No. There must be minerals in the water for the iontophoresis treatment to work. If you are using any kind of filtered or distilled water, you should add add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to one liter of your distilled or filtered water.
No. There must be minerals in the water for the iontophoresis treatment to work. You can add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to one liter of your distilled or filtered water to ensure that it works.
Yes. We will automatically provide you with the plug you need to use the device in your country.
No, it's absolutely normal.
You can simply let them air dry. You might notice a bit of corrosion on your plates and banana cords with time. It’s a normal reaction to air and won’t affect your treatment.
Certains conditions or factors can cause adverse effects when using the machine. For your own safety, please:
- Do not use this device if you have a suspected or diagnosed heart problems or epilepsy.
- Do not use this device if you have a cardiac pacemakers, electrically sensitive support systems, or with an ICD (implantable cardioverter / defibrillator).
- Do not use this device if you suffer from cancer or if you are electrically sensitive.
- Do not apply electrical current through or across the chest, brain, or sinuses.
- Do not use this device with metallic jewellery around hands and feet.
- Do not use this device if you have a metallic implants within the current path (arm or leg).
- Do not use this device during pregnancy.
- Do not use over areas exhibiting phlebitis, thrombo phlebitis, or varicose veins.
- Avoid treatment in areas where sensation is absent or impaired.
- Do not use if you have potentially malignant lesions, acute localized infections, denuded skin, skin eruptions, or swollen, broken, or inflamed areas.
- Do not use if you have with impaired sensibility in your hands or feet (e.g. polyneuropathies).