The Iontophoresis Machines from Hidrex
With over thirty years of experience working together with Doctors, Hospitals and therapists developing therapy systems of the highest quality, Hidrex has become one of Germanys’ leading and best known biomedical companies. Over the years they have developed many Iontophoresis machines. In the beginning , the Hidrex DC400 and GS400 which were direct current devices, were developed and proved to be very powerful and efficient tools for the treatment of Hyperhidrosis.
These were then followed by the Hidrex PS500 with its’ fifty percent “ pulsed current“ component which brought with it a new level of comfort by allowing the use of higher current levels.
The fact that the current was being delivered only fifty percent of the time resulted in less pain and discomfort during the treatments.
The newest Hidrex development is the PSP1000.
Further expanding and refining the basic features of the PS500, the Hidrex PSP1000 now allows for the pulsed current settings to be adjusted in increments of ten percent between fifty percent and ninety percent, thus allowing for a far more comfortable treatment of sensitive areas such as the face, back, neck and underarms.
The Hidrex PSP1000 was first introduced to a wider public in 2011 at the exposition of the British Association of Dermatologists ( “ BAD“) in London. Our local British partner Scott Duffy, together with our trusted and qualified support team Ana and Julia presented the machine to an audience of interested Doctors and Dermatologists who, recognizing the advanced treatment possibilities of the Hidrex PSP1000, were overwhelmingly enthusiastic in their response.
Also, Hidrex presented the PSP1000 at the Medica Düsseldorf, one of the biggest Medical expositions in Germany.
The Hidrex PSP1000 Iontophoresis device has repeatedly confirmed its’ excellence worldwide in clinics and in private home use. The Hidrex brand is reliable, durable and of the highest quality made in Germany. Their machines simply work and do their job. We staunchly advocate that Hyperhidrosis sufferers try the PSP1000 to profit from the adaptable Pulsating Direct Current Technology rather than having to endure the disagreeable effects of employing Direct Current. With the new innovative technology of the Hidrex PSP1000, the pulsed current settings can now be easily adjusted to attain maximum efficiency with maximum convenience and well being.
Hidrex produces only professional quality devices and their appliances are made to last. The only expendables that need to be reacquired when they start to show signs of deterioration are the towels, underarm pads, facial mask and neck or back applicators. The included electrodes can be used to treat hands and feet, and optional underarm electrodes are available as well.
Iontophoresis units from Hidrex are machines that you can depend on to treat Iontophoresis and prohibit relentless sweating. Nonetheless, at the present time there is no panacea for Hyperhidrosis and Iontophoresis will not cure you. In order to maintain the achieved results periodic treatments are necessary and, once a user stops carrying out the maintenance treatments the sweating will either progressively or abruptly revert to pretreatment levels.
Operating a Hidrex Iontophoresis device
A professional Iontophoresis device might, at first glance, seem like a puzzling and difficult apparatus to operate – but this is not at all the case ! After you’ve gone through the manual and have the device set up you will see that operating a Hidrex machine is quite easy and that it’s use is very logical. You do not need to be a genius to operate one !!!
When you start the machine it will perform an automatic checkup routine and the word “ SET“ will be displayed on the machine for eight seconds. During this time you can choose your treatment surface by pushing one button, and you can regulate your desired pulse width by pushing another button. After selecting the area of treatment and pulse width you can then adjust the time and the intensity of the current for your therapy. Your settings for that specific treatment area will be stored in the machines’ memory when the treatment is finished. Compared to the Idromed which has only one knob to make all the adjustments, the Hidrex with its’ multiple adjustment possibilities and state of the art technology makes treating Focal Hyperhidrosis much easier.
Iontophoresis Therapy with a Hidrex Device :
The Iontophoresis therapy is a very individual therapy and treatment duration and intensity can vary greatly from person to person. No one can tell you in advance how long each treatment needs to be or at what current strength ( between one and sixty V ) you will need to treat. Generally there is an “Initial Phase“ of ten to fifteen treatment sessions which is necessary to see what kind of results have been achieved, if any. Treatment times and current strength can only be established through trial and error during the Initial Phase.
Treatment routine Recommended for sweating of feet / hands
Please: Take the time to read through the manual !!!
The following describes how to proceed only AFTER you have read the manual !
- Situate the trays on the floor or on a table. For the treatment of sweaty hands and feet at the same time, the trays can be separated and you can put one on the table for the treatment of the hands while the other can be placed on the floor for the treatment of the feet.The electrodes can be placed in the trays at this time. You must place a distance grid or a towel over the electrodes in order to avoid undesirable and unsafe contact with the skin and the metal electrodes.
The Hidrex units can put out a vigorous adjustable current, so remember : when you adjust the current to full or to half power (the settings will differ with each user ) and you don't place the distance grids or the towels over the electrodes, this can result in an immediate burning of the skin. Because of the dynamic current, this can happen faster than your pain receptors can respond. This means that if a burn does occur, it will be mostly on the surfaces that had direct contact with the electrodes and that you will most likely not be immediately aware of the burn.
A lot of current runs through the electrodes and it is limited by a safety circuit, but because the water in the trays cools down the burn as it occurs , it suppresses the pain and you may not notice it. You should always place a distance grid or a towel over the electrodes during treatment to avoid being burnt. If you employ the included distance grids or towels , you will not have to worry about burns and you can just focus on doing your Iontophoresis treatment correctly and achieving sweat free success!
-You can now connect the electrodes to the device, turn it on, and wait for the machine to do a security check which entails making a few measurements. After eight seconds the device is ready to be set up. If your feet or hands have been previously put in the trays, the security check will not end and the DIVE LED will remain
lit. This is the reason why you should not already have your hands and feet in both trays : because this closes the current circle and stops the device from making the checkup measurements.
-You can now proceed by setting your desired current : you should begin slowly at the LOW end with two or three volts.
The Hidrex systems: Similarities and differences
The PS500 also has some features from the PS400 built into it and the newest device the Hidrex PSP1000 has features from the PS500 built into it. There are, however, some important differences between them :
The GS400 is the most elemental of the Hidrex devices. It offers a manual mode with presets. After the time and current have been set, these two factors are saved in the memory bank and the device summons them up the next time it is used.
The PS500 has the same features, but also allows the use of direct current (one hundred percent),pulsed current (at a fifty percent rate ) and Sense mode. With the PS500 you can switch to three different therapy setups with presets that can be modified to your specific personal demands.
The PSP1000 does not have a sensitive modus. Because the pulse rates can be set from fifty to ninety percent in ten percent increments to adjust the intensity, it has no need for a sensitive modus. You can also shift from Voltage to mA settings although we recommend monitoring the Voltage instead. Traditional devices monitor current in this way.
When all things have been set up properly, you can shut down the current by putting feet or hands ( or both ) in the trays.
The Iontophoresis device will now gradually escalate the current until the wished for settings have been reached, and the chosen therapy time will begin and ultimately reduce to zero. The word „“END signals the end of the therapy and the current now also declines to zero.
In order to have an effective treatment, the current. should be adjusted just to the point where you start to feel a slight tingling sensation. This is also a signal for the maximum current that your skin will allow before damage can occur.
If any skin irritations should occur, a pause in the Iontophoresis treatments must be made until the skin has healed. Sometimes further treatment can be made possible by covering skin irritations with a layer of petroleum jelly.
The Hidrex in detail
The standard set of the Hidrex systems include:
-one Iontophoresis module
-one main power supply
-one pair of aluminum electrodes ( you can choose stainless steel electrodes as an upgrade )
-one pair of towels
- one pair of cables
-one carrying case
-one users manual in English
The two halves of the carrying case can be separated and filled with the correct amount of tap water , if the user chooses to use the carrying case as the treatment tubs. The device can then be connected to the main power supply and after the setup, with just the press of a button, the device is ready for use.