Iontophoresis treatment schedule (protocol)

The actual treatment involves passing a current one way for a fixed time (polarity 1) and then reversing the current (polarity 2) for the same amount of time. The time of treatment varies from 20-40 minutes depending on whether you are treating the axillae (underarms), hands, hands and feet or feet only (see the table below).

It is important that the treatment protocol is followed for the first phase of treatment. The first month involves seven treatments as follows:

Day 1, day 2, day 4, day 7, day 10, day 15 & day 22.

Please note that treatment will still work if you cannot make a session on the exact day but can have a treatment close to the scheduled day.

After this initial phase it is recommended that a single maintenance treatment is performed as soon as the hands, feet or axillae become clammy and before sweating starts again. The frequency of the maintenance treatment varies with the individual and may be anything from twice a week to a month or so. You should continue this maintenance treatment as required.

Extremities to be treated


Hands only

20 mins

Feet only

30 mins

1 hand and 1 foot
(2 extremities only, idrostar & i2ma)

20 mins each side

Both hands and feet
(only with the iomax 4, idrostar pro and idrostar pro pulse)

20 mins


20 mins













For further information see http://www.iontophoresis.info/