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Has Anyone Tried Vitamin K Cream to Speed Up Bruise Healing?

  • alabama882
  • Huntsville, AL
  • 2 years ago

I’m a newbie so I may be wrong when I say that I haven’t read anywhere in this forum that Vitamin K cream is the bomb when it comes to making deep bruises disappear in a matter of days, not weeks! I had a SMAS as well as upper and lower eyelid surgery about a month ago. I was pretty banged up with bruises around my eyes, cheeks, chin and neck. Add swelling to the bruising and I looked like I’d been to war and lost it. Not a pretty picture to say the least. Anyways, 5 days after my surgery I went back to my surgeon’s office to get the stitches around my eyes removed. Before leaving, the nurse gave me a little jar with some cream in it and told me to put it on the bruises twice a day. She said it was a Vitamin K product and that it works wonders on bruises. I was skeptical at first because I bruise easily and black and blue marks seem to last a long time on me. A few days after applying this cream, the bruises began to disappear and the next week when I went back for a checkup, I only had a lingering bruise on the side of my neck and on the chin. So, if you’re considering having a facelift or had one done recently, make sure you ask your doctor about vitamin K cream or get it online yourself. (Vitamin-K or Derma-K Clarifying Cream). I’m definitely buying it to keep it on hand when needed in the future. Hope this info helps.

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Our office employs the Bruisestick ointment after injections and surgery to reduce bruising on the face and underneath the skin.
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There is a company called Bioque that makes a Vitamin-K serum that contains both vitamin-K and arnica oil in one. I love it because it not only got rid of the swelling, but also helped with the dark, puffy circles under my eyes. It also contains horse chestnut; a home remedy for treating varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and swollen veins. It came in a surprising canary yellow color, but it worked so well that I never stopped using it....
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What is the exact name of the product since I am having surgery in one week!
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Hi Divaa, The two I mentioned on my first post were Reviva Labs Vitamin-K Cream and Dermal-K Clarifying Cream. I got them online (amazon). You might also want to consider Miracle Plus Arnica bruise cream. It contains arnica for the swelling, L-Arginine for capillary health and Vitamin K for healing of bruises. Also, sold on amazon. Since your surgery is in one week, you could pay extra for expedited shipment or ask the staff at your Surgeon's office. They might carry something similar if he has a Skin Health Center in his practice. Good luck with your surgery!
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Thanks for the info! I will try my local health food store or Whole Foods today since I am so close to departure (8/26).
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Yes, alabama 882, It is recommended for bruising, but so is Arnica. Internal and external---external is most effective 200 strength. I've used it before for facial bruising when I got fillers and worked miraculously. I bought and use both right now. I had a facelift and eye work on May 2nd..it's now May 11th. I am going to return the Vit. K. The Arnica worked AMAZINGLY well I virtually have no bruising whatsoever left. I also owe the healing process to having fruit smoothies in the morning for breakfast--frozen mango, banana, berries, (or whatever frozen fruit you desire) add ice blend, then spoon up this delicious concoction or sip through a large straw! Wait an hour or 2 then get yourself a large blended veggie juice. Lunch? Pureed split pea soup with carrots, if you desire through a food processor or blender. Dinnner? Black beans (cooked soft enough to mash a bit, add refried beans sans lard) add melted Daiya cheese or any vegan cheese (other cheeses will cause constipation or irritate the already constipation from the meds), steamed spinach or any kind of greens that are soft as such and coleslaw put through a food processor to make tiny bits that are easy to chew. YUM!!! You'll heal 3 times faster and better than everyone else, feel great and satisfied, and not gain depressing weight lying around recuperating. Just another alternative and more support towards your advice. Please do not think it's a contradiction...We need all the helpful info out there for this kind of sensitive stuff! x :D
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Karen, Kudos to you for feeling so upbeat after only a few days post-op. I remember I could hardly open my mouth and eating was a chore for about 2 weeks after my surgery. I'm pretty sure your diet of smoothies and blended veggie juices and soups has a lot to do with your speedy recovery. Dr. Oz's home remedies for bruises is consuming papaya, pineapples and arnica cream and pills. Similar to what you're doing. I'm glad Arnica is working for you. It goes to show you how our bodies react differently to various remedies. Sorry to say, it didn't work for me. Oh, I must pass this tip along if anyone is getting the Derma-K Clarifying cream. Initially, I didn't follow the label instructions and applied it on my dry skin and it didn't do much of anything. After re-reading the label I found out that one must moisten the bruise before applying the cream. I tried it the other day like I was supposed to on a nasty bruise my Lab planted on my thigh and within a day or two it was gone. Thanks for adding the diet tips. We need all the help we can get to get over the initial stages of any major surgery.
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Hi Sharon, You are welcome! If you google vitamin K, you'll discover that it has many bennies. One of them is that Vitamin K cream helps to accelerate healing of deep and shallow tissue bruising. I'm here to tell you it really works and fast. I've tried Arnica gel in the past but it was to relieve pain, swelling and joint stiffness. My PS recommended Arnica pellets to prevent excessive swelling. Still swollen at 6 weeks post-op but I suppose it could've been worse if I hadn't taken them.
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Thanks for the tip, Alabama! I've seen a few mentions of Vitamin K but honestly hadn't really looked into it beyond that. Do you know how it compares to arnica? I've used that before but I was kind of "meh" on it; maybe it helped, maybe it didn't.

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