- Patients with metal implants in the treatment areas
- People with a loss of sensitivity
- Jewellery in the area to treat (rings, watches, etc.)
- Allergic reactions from using the device
The iontodry treatment does not have any side effects. However, INCORRECT use of the device could lead to the appearance of red blotches or burns in the treatment area.
No, it is a palliative treatment. Iontodry is an iontophoresis-based technique helping you to comprehensively control excessive perspiration but it is not a definitive solution.
The effects are not noticed gradually; they appear suddenly.
You will feel a mild tickling sensation during the session; thanks to the anti-cramping system, iontodry changes the direction of the current around every 60 seconds. In any case, current intensity variations have been optimised/tempered in a linear fashion. It is the sharp changes in current intensity that causes cramping in other iontophoresis equipment but not in iontodry.
No, iontodry’s effect depends on many variables, including time of year, emotional state, diet, etc. The number of sessions can change too, depending on how you are feeling at the time.
The iontodry treatment requires perseverance. The effects are not noticed gradually but appear suddenly, overnight. The number of sessions in the initial treatment differs from person to person. It also varies in accordance with the concentration of minerals in the tap water and intensity level. Approximately 7-15 daily 30-minute sessions are required (to notice this sudden decrease in sweating.
When you finish a session, we recommend you apply soothing cream to alleviate the treated area. In particular, we recommend Calamina Plus from MartiDerm.
It takes patients approximately 15 treatment sessions (daily 30-minute treatments) to reach a state of euhidrosis (normal sweating). The effects aren’t gradual but take place suddenly. We therefore recommend you start the maintenance sessions (one or two sessions a week) when you notice a significant reduction in the amount of sweat.
Although the current is localised in the treatment zone thanks to a closed electrical loop, i.e. the current only circulates in the hands and/or feet, the equipment has not undergone dedicated studies with pregnant patients as this is a population excluded from any clinical trial. As a preventive measure, Driosec therefore recommends you do not have iontodry sessions when pregnant.