Iontophoresis is a method of transdermal medicine delivery, using electricity to deliver medicine
across membranes. It is most commonly used to treat hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive sweating. It works on the principles of electro-osmosis and electrophoresis - when a liquid moves from electrical charges.
Typically, the affected area is submerged in water, sometimes minerals are added to increase conductivity of the water. Electrodes are then pleased in the water and treatments can last up to 20 minutes. Although this process is relatively safe (safe enough to be self administered), there are inherent risks.
Electricity, water, and the human body are usually not a good mix. That’s where insurance can help. We recommend professionalliability insurance and general liability insurance for this sector. Professional liability insurance will cover claims involving negligent errors and malpractice. Let’s say a client wanted to sue after not noticing any effects because the technician performed the procedure wrong, it would be covered. General liability insurance would cover claims involving physical damage. It would cover accidents where a client was injured or if the property was damaged. Insurance is always a practical investment, it will be there to catch you should anything happen.
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