Iontophoresis Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Iontophoresis treatment is a highly effective method for treating patients struggling with palmar, plantar, and axillary hyperhidrosis. A mild electrical current is used to reduce sweat production and create fast change with zero side effects. Thus, it has become the preferred choice of care over other treatments in order to alleviate the discomfort that this condition brings. At St Michael’s Clinic in Shrewsbury, you will find licensed medical practitioners ready to provide Iontophoresis therapy with great results to those affected by this condition. We are here to help our patients get their freedom back from embarrassment and feelings of self-consciousness often associated with excessive sweating.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Iontophoresis causes no known side effects and its efficiency does not decrease over time. Only slight skin irritation or sensations of discomfort can occur during treatment. The most common side effect is dryness of the skin. Blistering, peeling, and irritation might also occur on the skin.
However, these side effects can usually be treated by applying moisturiser to the skin after each session. Electric burns and shocks can be avoided by following routine precautions.
Iontophoresis is not suitable in the following situations:
- If you have metallic implants, such as cardiac pacemakers, or orthopaedic joint or bone implants, if they are within the electric circuit.
- Defects in the skin barrier, which cannot be protected by petroleum jelly or insulating tape, also represent a temporary contraindication.
Iontophoresis treatment has been shown to dramatically reduce sweating. One study found that the treatment helped 91% of patients with excessive sweating in the hands and feet.
Iontophoresis treatment is not painful. You may feel a slight tingling during treatment but this shouldn’t be painful.
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WHY TREAT YOUR EXCESSIVE SWEATING AT ST. MICHAEL'S CLINIC?
Here at St. Michael’s Clinic, Shrewsbury’s leading private skin and laser treatment clinic, our experts are specialists in all aspects of dermatology, skin cancer, anti-ageing and beauty treatments. We are able to offer NHS patients a consultant led dermatology service from our sites in Shrewsbury and Much Wenlock.
St. Michael’s Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, ensuring the best level of treatment is provided to you in a safe environment. We are part of the Dermatology Partnership, a leading group of dermatology clinics, defined by clinical excellence and focusing on leading dermatological care.
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