Hirudoid contains MPS (mucopolysaccharides) which is similar to the body’s naturally occurring MPS found in the dermis layer of skin. The skin’s healing capability relies on the presence of MPS in the tissue.
MPS has many properties including the promotion of tissue regeneration and reduction of swelling and inflammation. It is in these ways that Hirudoid accelerates the healing time of bruises.
Other healing properties of Hirudoid
- Improves blood flow to the area
- Promotes tissue regeneration by increasing collagen and elastin fibres in the connective tissue matrix
- Improves moisturising capacity of the skin by increasing the hyaluronic acid content
- Accelerates the absorption of bruises
- Reduces swelling and inflammation
This results in healing benefits for not only bruises but scars, sprains and various inflammatory conditions of the veins.
Treatment of scars
The MPS in Hirudoid is able to attract water and therefore loosen the connective tissue, preventing a dense accumulation of the fibres, which create a thick scar. Hirudoid softens scars, increases flexibility of the scar tissue, reduces redness and results in a better cosmetic appearance.
Reduces the healing time of sprains
The pain of sprains and other minor injuries is a common problem and frequently causes absence from work. Hirudoid increases the blood flow by dilating the peripheral blood vessels. This promotes speedier absorption of fluid from the tissues. In one study, 83% of patients who used Hirudoid were fully mobile within one week.