The coronavirus has hyperhidrosis patients looking for sustainable, at-home solutions. Botox treatment offices are closing. Supply chains for medications are being disrupted. Where can patients turn?
Iontophoresis is the ideal at-home solution for patients struggling with sweaty hands, feet, and/or underarms during social distancing.
Medical Office Closures
Some hyperhidrosis patients rely on regular Botox injections to manage their sweat symptoms. With doctor’s offices across the United States closing due to the coronavirus, patients are now scrambling for alternative options.
Botox is most commonly used to treat severe underarm sweating. But did you know that iontophoresis devices come with special attachments that can be used to treat the underarms? Even better: the treatment is all-natural, compared to the possible side-effects associated with getting Botox injections.
City & County-Wide Quarantines
What happens if you’re asked not to leave your home except for necessities? Relying on prescription wipes and medications adds stress to an already stressful situation. Whether it’s supply chain disruptions resulting in delayed deliveries, or impossibly-long lines at the pharmacy, hyperhidrosis patients may soon be forced to rely on at-home alternatives.
Iontophoresis devices plug right into your wall. The science uses a mild electric current to deliver the natural minerals found in tap water into your sweat pores, “plugging them up” to create a long-lasting dryness barrier. Most patients treat once every 3-4 weeks for only 20-minutes as part of an ongoing maintenance schedule.
At the end of the day, iontophoresis gives hyperhidrosis patients peace of mind that everything they need to fight sweat is already in their possession.
Now that you’re staying safe by social distancing, you have more free time on your hands! Well, that is unless you have kids to home-school for the foreseeable future. Luckily, our Treatment Specialists can look into your insurance benefits and eligibility on your behalf. Ask yourself:
- Have you switched insurance providers?
- Have you met your deductible this year?
- Are you seeing a new Primary Care Physician?
Now’s the time to re-evaluate your hyperhidrosis coverage options.
Last Things To Remember
While some hyperhidrosis patients may be relishing in the fact that no one’s shaking hands these days, others are still living with the stigma of heavy sweating. Hyperhidrosis is a common and treatable medical condition and nothing to be embarrassed about.
If you or someone you know is still struggling with sweat, remember:
- It’s common. Excessive sweating is something millions of people struggle with, so just know you’re not alone.
- It’s misunderstood. It’s not anxiety or “just clammy hands.” Hyperhidrosis can seriously affect one’s confidence and even career.
- It’s treatable. Iontophoresis is 91% effective for treating overly-sweaty hands, feet, and underarms.
RA Fischer’s iontophoresis device is FDA-Cleared and covered by select insurance plans. We even file prior-authorization requests. Our Treatment Specialists are working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic and are still available to answer your questions. Contact us or give us a call at (800) 525-3467.