The comment from Francineparent is completely wrong. Please ignore everything she said. To answer your question, the bruising will resolve over a few days to a few weeks. The product is intended to cause some water absorbtion but that seems to smooth out after a few days to a few weeks. If you have a lot of bruising, the blood associated with that bruising will cause additional swelling which will also resolve within a few weeks. Some patients feel that Arnica, Bromelain Pineapple Extract and Ethanol Free Witch Hazel, all available over the counter, help make brusing go away more quickly.