How to Build Your Own Iontophoresis Device
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Hey there and welcome to this step by presentation on how to build your own iontophoresis device, effectively stopping your sweating hands and feet from their endless perspiration.
The picture show here is going to be what your basic setup will look like. I’m just going to quickly go over the materials required to build your iontophoresis device and then we’ll get right into the step by step video demonstration on how to use it. Let’s get right into it.
Just a quick word of caution here. You should not use this device if you’re pregnant or have a pre-existing heart condition as it does use low level electrical currents that may or may not be prohibited by your doctor. Now, I’m not trying to scare you – this is a safe treatment procedure but you should consult with your physician or dermatologist before you begin the treatment.
The materials required to build your own iontophoresis machine are cheap. It’s going to cost you less than $35 to put this together if you have to buy everything I’m listing here and chances are, you have a lot of this stuff sitting around in your kitchen cabinets or in your garage.
Either way – even if you had to buy all the stuff I’m going to list out, it’s going to be over 20 times cheaper than buying an iontophoresis device from an industrial supplier. The market price for these things can range up to $700.
If you’re using a flash enabled browser, I have a amazon links to the right here where you can have these supplies shipped directly to your doorstep no matter
First up, your 12 Volt Lantern battery. This is the power source for your iontophoresis device. It’s going to supply the low level electrical current – which is going to be a direct current – to your hands or feet. I use the RAYOVAC Lantern battery shown here. It’s a good name brand that’s durable and has a low price. You can get one of these for $10 or less. You can pick one of these up from Walmart, Amazon or most hardware stores.
You’ll need a pair of alligator clips, also called test leads to transfer the current to your hands. These arecheap and are also available from the same kind of stores I mentioned. I have a red and a black one to help identify them during the treatment.
The pans I have featured in this video are a little more expensive than let’s say buying disposable Hefty aluminum pie pans. Really you can use any kind of pan that conducts electricity. I do recommend getting pans that are durable verses disposable ones. It’ll save you a lot more money in the long run. If you’re going to be doing this procedure regularly, the pie pans shown in the video are the way to go because they won’t oxidize. You can pick them up for $15 or less.
For the purposes of this video demonstration, I’ll be showing you how to perform iontophoresis on your hands but the same exact procedure can be performed for your sweaty feet using larger aluminum pans.
You’re going to pour water in the pans and submerge your palms/or feet in the pans, allowing the current from the battery to conduct evenly through your skin.
Salt will increase the conductivity of the water and improve your results.
Aquaphor is the bees knees. The deal is, as you perform this treatment more and more, you may experience irritation where your skin meets the waterline. You might also experience discomfort if you have any cuts on your hand or fingers.
I, myself love Aquaphor because occasionally I bite my nails and if I ever get myself really bad, I can just put Aquaphor over my cuticles or nails to prevent any unnecessary stinging.
Now, I’m not trying to freak you out, this treatment doesn’t hurt – but if you do have sensitive skin, Aquaphor can make you comfortable immediately.
Here’s what you do, just take a small amount of it out of the tube before your treatment and apply it directly to any cuts or irritated skin. It creates a protective barrier between your skin and the water during the session.
Just make sure not to get any on your palms or else the treatment will be less effective.
Now that you know exactly what you’ll need for this treatment, let’s take you through the step by step procedure…
Okay then. So, once you have all your materials laid out, this should pretty much be your setup.
First and foremost, you’ll have your 12 Volt Lantern battery.
Next, a pair of your aluminum pie pans (or larger pans if you’re treating your feet).
You’ll also have your pair of alligator clips here to conduct the current.
You’re going to unscrew the screws on the top of your battery just a bit so the metal from the alligator clips can come into direct contact with the battery conductors.
Next is very important. You NEED to remove any hand or wrist jewelry that you have on. I’m going to remove my wedding ring right now and you should too if you have one.
The first time you do this, you shouldn’t add salt but for this demonstration, I’m going to. This helps conduct the current a little better through your skin.
And just like I mentioned earlier, Aquaphor.
I’m just going to grab a big ole’ scoop of water in my 2 cup / pyrex measuring cup. Don’t bring your pans to the water, bring the water to the pans, I learned this the hard way. I’m a little clumsy with the water and I’m sure I’ll be spilling it throughout the video.
You don’t want to fill the pans all the way to the top – just enough to submerge your palms. Two cups should do it.
I’m going to shake some salt into the pans now. You don’t want to start adding salt into the mix until you’ve done this 4 or 5 times and you’re confident of your results.
There’s really no exact way to do this, just give it a quick shake, trying to spread the salt evenly.
You’re going to attach one of the alligator clips to the battery and the other side of the clip to one of your pans.
It doesn’t matter which charge you start with on the battery or the color, it’s up to you. I’m going to start off with the positive side. I like to use the red cable for the positive charge but it doesn’t matter what color goes to what.
And now you’re going to do the same thing with the other cable to the other plate. You never want to connect both alligator clips to the same plate while connected to the battery. That’s a very fast way to destroy your battery.
Next, you’ll want to apply Aquaphor to any sensitive skin. Just use a dab. I’m going to put some on my nail cuticles here because they can sting a bit if I don’t use this stuff.
So, that’s it. Now you’re going to submerge your palms. And if this is your first time, I recommend doing them one at a time. When you add your second palm to the second pan, you’ll complete the charge and the treatment will begin.
Although this doesn’t hurt, it may initially feel a little strange. That’s totally normal and it will subside in a few seconds.
You don’t want to touch your palms to the bottom of the pans. You just want to kind of keep them submerged in the water.
If you’re not used to it, you might have trouble figuring out the level that works. One thing your can try putting a small sponge in between you and the bottom of the pans. However, you’ll find your results to be much better if you just kind of hover them in the water.
From this angle of the video, it’s difficult to totally submerge my hands here. Normally, when I do this, I’m facing the battery just as you’re looking at in now.
Bear with me if my palms aren’t completely submerged during the demo.
Thanks to fancy video editing, it’s now magically 10 minutes later. After 10 minutes have passed, you’ll want to. Give your hands a quick shake.
The first time you do this, you should do this for the full 10 minutes per charge cycle but as you start feeling results and seeing improvement, you can cut down to 8 or even 6 minutes per charge cycle.
So here, we’re going to reverse the polarity of the charge.
Remember, very important – never touch the alligator clips together while their still attached to the battery. They can spark and once again it’s not good for the battery.
The charge is reversed and you’re going to submerge your palms for another 10 minutes.
Perform this procedure for 5 consecutive days and I KNOW you’re going to get fantastic results.
After the first two days, your hands will start to feel smoother in the morning after you wake up. The dryness will start lasting longer into the afternoon with each consecutive iontophoresis session you have.
Generally speaking though, in the next 10 – 14 days you’ll experience the full effect of dryer hands and/or feet.
After you get to that point, the rest is just maintenance. Now, I perform an iontophoresis treatment only once every two weeks or so. It’s really become a very unobtrusive regmin at the end of my day every two weeks or so.
Now, if you experience irritation or can go longer than two weeks between treatments – well, then rock on. I’ve heard back from many people who do this maybe once a month and their sweating used to be very chronic.
So, there you have it. Your very own iontophoresis device, put together and in use in less than five minutes.
Your materials are very easy to access and should cost you less than $40 vs. the $600 price tag of commercial products.
If you’re watching this on a flash enabled browser, I have an amazon ferris wheel looking thing to the right of this video where you can order any of these materials right to your door no matter where you live in the world.
So, really, there’s no excuse not to start these treatments and see results in just a couple of days. Order your materials today and let me know about your fantastic results, I can’t wait to hear from you. Take Care!