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Questions & Answers on Iontophoresis

The following FAQs provide first practical guidance to interested patients and users. They neither replace information or support by a medical professional nor the comprehensive instructions contained in the associated user manuals for our devices.

Does the current flow make the tap water Iontophoresis treatment painful or unpleasant? 

You are dealing with a weak direct current which - depending on the body region and individual sensation - you adjust until you sense a typical tingling sensation. More current is not required for your therapeutic success. Simply start with a low current strength and gradually move up. It is important to first cover open sores with a creme as the unprotected skin is significantly more sensible to current flow.

When does tap water Iontophoresis show its effect?

The onset of the sweat reducing effect varies from individual to individual. Assuming a consistent application in the early stage, a visible improvement is usually apparent after about one week. For information on the general prospects of success, we refer to the additional links. 

For a rapid onset of the effect, it is paramount in any case to maintain a sufficiently high current intensity, to conduct every individual treatment for a sufficient time and to have several regular individual sessions per week - especially in the initial phase. Simply follow the instructions provided in the user manual.

Do I need special water?

No, regular tap water, where ions occur naturally, is totally sufficient.

Why can I alter the direction of current?

The effect of the tap water Iontophoresis is somewhat more pronounced on the electrode side, where the current flows from the unit through the electrode into the body. In order to achieve a uniform sweat-reducing effect on both parts of the body, the direction of current should be altered from session to session. On the other hand, it may be sensible to start with a constant direction of current at the onset of the therapy, so as to sooner be able to establish a positive therapeutic outcome at least on one part of the body. 

What cost will the health insurance cover?

Unfortunately, there is no regulated entitlement for payment by the health insurances. By submitting a prescription from your attending physician you can turn to your health insurance and apply for cost coverage.

Alternatively, you can purchase the unit at your own expense from us as manufacturer. 

What is the physician‘s role if I purchase the unit myself and apply it in home therapy?

All information contained on our site as well as in the user manuals does not replace the medical professional diagnosis and therapy monitoring. The physician ensures that the disease is correctly diagnosed and the causes are correctly associated. Moreover, the physician selects from the multitude of possible therapies available today the one suitable for the according patient and monitors his or her therapeutic success.