Cosmetic Services – Skin Treatment

Iontophoresis and Phonophoresis

Both IONTOPHORESIS and PHONOPHORESIS offer targeted and non-invasive methods for delivering medication, which can be particularly beneficial for patients who may not tolerate oral medications well or for conditions that require localized treatment. Our comprehensive guide will walk you through everything you need to know about the procedure.

What is Iontophoresis and Phonophoresis?

IONTOPHORESIS is a non-invasive technique used in physical therapy to deliver medication through the skin using a mild electrical current. It is commonly used to treat conditions like hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and certain musculoskeletal disorders. By utilizing this method, medications can be delivered directly to the affected area, allowing for targeted treatment and potentially reducing the need for oral medications.

PHONOPHORESIS, on the other hand, is a similar technique that uses ultrasound waves to enhance the delivery of topical medications through the skin and into underlying tissues. This method is often used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions, such as tendonitis or bursitis, as the ultrasound waves help to increase the permeability of the skin, allowing for better absorption of the medication.

These techniques are generally safe and well-tolerated, making them viable options for a variety of patients.

Dermatologic indications for Iontophoresis

  1. Facial rejuvenation
  2. Melasma, freckles
  3. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  4. Post-acne redness
  5. Facial brightening

Iontophoresis Procedure

  1. Preparation: The skin is cleansed thoroughly to remove any dirt, oil, or residue. The area to be treated is then dried.

  2. Selection of Medication: A healthcare provider selects a suitable medication based on the patient’s condition. This medication is typically in the form of a gel or solution containing ions of the medication.

  3. Application of Electrodes: Electrodes are placed on the skin, with one electrode placed near the treatment area and the other placed at a different location on the body to complete the circuit. The electrode near the treatment area is typically the active electrode, while the other electrode is the dispersive electrode.

  4. Application of Medication: The medication is applied to the treatment area, usually under the active electrode. The active electrode is then connected to the iontophoresis machine.

  5. Start of Treatment: The iontophoresis machine is turned on, and a low-level electrical current is applied. The current helps to drive the medication ions into the skin.

  6. Monitoring: The healthcare provider monitors the treatment to ensure that the current is applied correctly and that the patient is comfortable.

  7. Duration of Treatment: The duration of the treatment varies depending on the medication and the condition being treated. A typical session may last between 10 to 30 minutes.

  8. Post-Treatment Care: After the treatment, any excess medication is wiped off, and the skin may be moisturized. Patients may be advised to avoid washing the treated area for a certain period to allow the medication to continue working.

Phonophoresis Procedure

  1. Preparation: The skin is cleansed, and a suitable coupling agent, such as ultrasound gel, is applied to the treatment area. The coupling agent helps to transmit the ultrasound waves into the skin.
  2. Selection of Medication: A healthcare provider selects a medication that is suitable for phonophoresis. This medication is typically in the form of a gel or cream.
  3. Application of Ultrasound Probe: The ultrasound probe is placed on the skin and moved in gentle circular motions over the treatment area. The ultrasound waves emitted by the probe help to enhance the penetration of the medication into the skin.
  4. Duration of Treatment: The duration of the treatment varies depending on the medication and the condition being treated. A typical session may last between 5 to 15 minutes.
  5. Post-Treatment Care: After the treatment, any excess medication and coupling agent are wiped off, and the skin may be moisturized. Patients may be advised to avoid washing the treated area for a certain period to allow the medication to continue working.

It’s important to note that the specific details of the procedures may vary depending on the healthcare provider’s recommendations and the patient’s individual needs. Always consult with a healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your condition.

PRICE AND PACKAGES

Procedure

Price (THB)

Description

Iontophoresis

Ionto - Upper or Lower Back

1,400

per session

Ionto - Whole Back

2,200

per session

Ionto - Arm or Calf (1 side)

1,400

per session

Ionto - Arms or Calves (2 sides)

2,200

per session

Ionto - Whole Leg (1 side)

2,200

per session

Ionto - Whole Legs (2 sides

4,400

per session

Phonophoresis

Phono - Upper or Lower Back

1,400

per session

Phono - Whole Back

2,200

per session

Phono - Arm or Calf (1 side)

1,400

per session

Phono - Arms or Calves (2 sides)

2,200

per session

Phono - Whole Leg (1 side)

2,200

per session

Phono - Whole Legs (2 sides

4,400

per session

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