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Iontophoresis

Iontophoresis is a quick, painless and non-invasive treatment for the purposes of controlling excessive sweating in both hands and feet (palmar/plantar hyperhidrosis).

The treatment system delivers a mild electrical current via a water bath, in which the patient places their hands or feet.

Iontophoresis is not a permanent solution to hyperhidrosis, therefore ongoing treatment will be required. The exact mechanism of action for this treatment is unknown, however it is thought that the electrical current interrupts the signals between sweat-inducing nerves and sweat glands, thereby stopping the stimulation of the glands.


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How much do the Iontophoresis treatments cost?

Initial Consultation with Doctor (Medicare rebate applies) $95
Initial course of 10 Iontophoresis treatments $400
Maintenance treatments (each) $40
Maintenance treatments pre-purchased in package of 10 $350

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References
Akbar, T. M., Saqib, M. A., Fahim, S., Nasir, M., & Nabi, H. (2013). Efficacy and Safety of Tap Water Iontophoresis for Palmoplantar Hyperhidrosis. Journal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists, 23(3), 304-09.
Lakraj, A.-A. D., Moghimi, N., & Jabbari, a. B. (2013, April). Hyperhidrosis: Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Treatment with Emphasis on the Role of Botulinum Toxins. Toxins (Basel), 5(4), 821-40.
Siah, T. W., & Hampton, P. J. (2013). The Effectiveness of Tap Water Iontophoresis for Palmoplantar Hyperhidrosis Using a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Treatment Regime. Dermatology Online Journal, 19(3), 14.