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Selecting the right iontophoresis device plays a major role in the sucess of treatment of hyperhidrosis. With the right equipment everyone that suffers from excessive sweating can have a good chance of getting dry. We can help you to reach your sweat-free goal, not just because of the iontophoresis units we sell but also because of our comprehensive after-sales service available at no extra cost.Tap water iontophoresis:
Its a fact that iontophoresis is a powerful treatment to control excessive sweating. It is used widely in clinics and by dermatologists. As a sweat reduction system it is proven. So why dont all iontophoresis users experience 100% success?We believe that the answer lies not only in the device but just as important is the way in which the iontophoresesis treatment is administered. Not all hyperhidrosis sufferers are the same and treating strictly according to what is stated in a user manual means that not everyone experiences 100% sweat free success.
With over 10 years experience in iontophoresis treatment we have a wealth of knowledge and we know the problems and frustrations that iontophoresis users can experience. We believe our excellent after sales support and service will be the key to your success when treating with our devices. When you buy an iontophoresis machine from us you can register for prioirity support in our online user forum giving you immediate access to an experienced support team to help you with treatment and device queries, and information and tips from other users. This high level of support has allowed us to achieve success rates of up to 98% for our customers. This success rate is regardless of whether you suffer from excessive sweating under the arms, on the hands or on the feet.
And if we cant help you to reach your sweat free goals within eight weeks the device comes with a money back guarantee so you can return it to us for a full refund. The purchase is risk free. We want you to achieve that goal of having warm and dry hands/feet/armpits rather than feeling cold and wet.
There are two types of treatment streams: pulsed current (PC) and direct current (DC). Its important to understand the difference between them.
For a given ampage DC devices provide an increased treatment success over PC. One could easily conclude that DC is the better option. However where PC wins out over DC is that at a given ampage because of the differences in how the current flows, PC treatment is significantly easier for the user to tolerate. Therefore the user can tolerate much higher ampage settings with PC than with DC. The higher the level of current the greater the level of success that can be achieved with less sessions per week.
Treatment success depends on the maximum adjustable current.
The Idromed PC and DC devices have a maximum current of 25 mA. However a DC device at a setting of 5 mA corresponds roughly to sensations that a PC user experiences at 25 mA (i.e. the maximum setting). If for example when treating with a DC device a user can handle 3 mA before the treatment becomes unpleasant, but he needs at least 10 mA to achieve sweat free results, he will never achieve success with the iontophoresis device. The sensation felt by a PC device at 15 mA is aproximately equivalent to a DC device at 3 mA. Not being able to tolerate the necessary current levels is one of the main reasons for failure of iontophoresis treatments.
Limits stated in the manual should not be exceeded (max. mA for the feet, max. 15 mA for the hands and max. 5 mA for the armpits). These max. values are usually not achieveable with DC iontophoresis devices but are commonly achieveable with a PC device. For the armpits if you have a PC device you can set the iontophoressis device to 5 mA and this will likely be enough for success as the skin at the armpits is very thin and a high current is not required to achive sweat reduction. With DC devices users treating armpits can often tolerate only 1mA, and therefore dont experience success. For hands and feet PC is much more pleasant and skin irritations occur less frequently.
We recommend that customers should always select a PC (pulsed current) device.
We only offer devices with adjustable current settings, running from the main power supply and without requiring an assistantto administer treatment. Our devices allow for simultaneous treatment of hands and feet. And users will not suffer electric shocks when removing hand/feet/armpits at the end of the treatment period.
The following table compares four iontophoresis devices for ease of treatment in different body areas
***** = Excellent
Iontophoresis: Direct Current (DC) Models
For a given ampage DC models devices provide an increased treatment success over PC so one could easily conclude that DC is the better option. However where PC wins out over DC is, that at a given ampage because of the differences in how the current flows, PC treatment is significantly easier for the user to tolerate. Therefore the user can tolerate much higher ampage settings with PC than with DC. The higher the level of current the greater the level of success that can be achieved with less sessions per week.higher current - faster success - fewer sessions - more effective therapy
However if you are certain that you want a DC iontophoresis machine and you want a simple running device with a maximum current output of 25 mA then we can recommend the Idromed 5 DC. If you want a more powerful DC device with up to 35 mA output and the ability to adjust treatments times then we can recommend the Hidrex DC400.
If you are still unsure which machine is right for you it may help to know that if you buy the Idromed 5 PC and you find that the effect of the PC current is too weak to successfully treat your sweating we offer you the opportunity to exchange it for a DC device, reimbursing you the difference in the cost of the devices and postage.
PC devices have clear advantages over DC:
1 significantly less skin irritation
2 treatment at high currents is hardly comfortable and pain free
3 higher currenets mean a shorter treatment time and / or longer breaks between treatments.
Although PC devices are at the outset more expensive remember that iontophoresis is a lifelong therapy and the cost on a per-treatment basis is minimal. The device you choose will become an important and well-liked friend so you need a reliable machine to provide you with the best service. The maintenance therapy is usually lifelong. While you may eventually have durations without treatments of up to four weeks before the sweat begins again (extended leave) you will need to continue using the machine on an on-going basis.
Pulsed and direct current Iontophoresis machines: Learn more about the treatment feeling and the difference between them in our Forum!
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Differences Between the Idromed and Hidrex Models
Iontophoresis: Pulsed Current (PC) Models
The Idromed 5 PC and the Hidrex PC 500 both offer Pulsed Current treatment. The Idromed machine has a maximum current output of 25 mA and the Hidrex up to 20 mA. For PC treatment of the feet or hands and feet simultaneously we recommend the Idromed 5 PC because of the higher maximum current output of 25 mA. The Hidrex PC 500 is a switchable device i.e. you may choose to treat using Direct Current (DC) up to 35 mA or using PC but only up to a limit of 20 mA.
The Idromed 5 PC has a four year guarantee and all other iontophoresis devices (Hidrex and Idromed direct current) have a two year guarantee.
If one of our devices fails in times of guarantee: For our customers in European countries this guarantee means that if the device fails in normal operation it will be collected from you, promptly repaired and returned to you at no extra cost. For our customers living outside of European countries we will cover the cost of shipping the faulty device back to us up to a value of 40 Euros. Shipping costs of up to 40 Euros will be reimbursed to you. The device will be promptly repaired and returned to you again at no extra cost.
For treatment of hands only or armpits the Hidrex iontophoresis devices are also viable options alongside the Idromed machines and Hidrex machines can offer the following advantages:
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