INJURY BRUISES

Bruise

If you fall to the ground while playing basketball or football, hit your leg on the table or run into a wall, chances are, you will most likely develop an unsightly bruise that will take some time to heal.

A bruise is caused when tiny blood vessels are damaged or broken as the result of a blow to the skin. The raised area of a bump or bruise results from blood leaking from these injured blood vessels into the tissues as well as from the body’s response to the injury.

A bruise is medically referred to as a contusion. A purplish, flat bruise that occurs when blood leaks out into the top layers of skin is referred to as an ecchymosis. While natural bruise healing varies from person to person, the average healing time is around 1 to 2 weeks — if it’s located at an area that’s tough to conceal, it may be embarrassing to be seen in public.

Treatment

Developed by a plastic surgeon, Scarguard™ Bruise Fader is a multi-technology regimen designed to help the body fade bruising after surgery.

Claims made on Scarguard Bruise Fader have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.