A self-proclaimed Bruise Relief® skeptic and MD sent us this comment:
Sorry for being so skeptical re: Bruise Relief but your explanation does make ingenious sense. It is similar to what we see in “compartment syndrom ” or tamponade wherein one fluid or solution competes for and takes over a “space” not allowing the other. Your ingredients are competing for the intestitial space with the extravasated blood.
Here’s what that means for you Bruise Relief® lovers out there:
Compartment syndrome and tamponade are both terms that refer to the compression of blood vessels. Bruise Relief®, when applied shortly after trauma, is acting as the compressor that prevents blood and fluids from pooling and bruises from appearing.
When we experience trauma to the skin, whether from injury, surgery or other causes, blood and fluids are forced out into the surrounding tissue. This process causes bruising.
Bruise Relief® combats bruising in two ways. First, the ingredients in Bruise Relief® (Distilled water, Glycerin, Vitamin E Oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Carbomer) when applied shortly after impact or cosmetic procedure, are absorbed quickly into the skin and immediately begin preventing blood from filling in the impacted area. Second, Bruise Relief® will help prevent or lessen any further bleeding.
Instead of a bruise forming, the blood and fluids that cause bruising are reabsorbed into the skin effectively preventing or diminishing the appearance of a bruise.
See Bruise Relief really is ingenious!