Thursday, February 16, 2017

Arnica Montana and Bromlain as Anti-Inflammatories after Surgery


Formulated by the professionals at DermAvance, Arnika Forte is a leading post-operative supplement used in aesthetic procedures. Arnika Forte uses Arnica montana and bromelain to reduce the swelling and bruising associated with cosmetic surgery. Arnika Forte is the only product of its kind on the market and has been used by notable figures including Angelina Jolie.

Arnica montana is a herbaceous flower similar in appearance to large daisies. The flower is useful in both fresh and dried states and has been widely used in medicine since the 1500s to reduce muscle aches, swelling, and bruising. Arnica can be used both topically and orally, though it is important to take oral arnica under the supervision of a medical professional.

Bromelain, a mixture of enzymes commonly derived from pineapple stems and pineapple juice, causes the body to fight inflammation and also reduces bruising. The Bromelain that is used in Arnika Forte comes from the "stem" and contains the highest level of enzymatic potency. This makes bromelain valuable for reducing swelling and bruising especially after injury.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Using Arnika Forte to Reduce Sclerotherapy Bruising



Arnika Forte is a formulation by DermAvance made of the herb arnica montana and the enzyme bromelain. The product reduces bruising and swelling caused by surgical procedures. Studies show that when using the formulation, healing time is decreased by as much as 50 percent in soft tissue. In fact, the Arnika Forte capsules and roll-on applicator may help to fade the bruising associated with sclerotherapy.

Sclerotherapy is a procedure that involves injecting a salt solution directly into varicose and spider veins to eliminate them. The salt solution causes the lining of the blood vessel to stick together and swell, and the blood to clot. The blood vessels eventually turn into scar tissue and fade from view over time. However, a common side effect of the procedure is bruising. Arnika Forte capsules work inside the body to reduce the appearance of bruising while the roll-on applicator can be applied to the area externally.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

About Arnika Forte

Developed for patients undergoing cosmetic surgery, Arnika Forte contains a blend of ingredients that target bruising and swelling. Its ingredients include antioxidants and bioflavonoids such as Vitamin C, Rutin and Grape Seed Extract. Arnika Forte also draws on the healing properties of Bromelain, which occurs naturally in pineapple but develops at its highest concentration in the fruit's stem. The product's name comes from Arnica Montana, a natural substance proven in clinical testing to aid in the treatment of bruising.

Arnika Forte received feature mention in the Daily Mail newspaper, which noted the product as the supplement that helped celebrity Angelina Jolie recover from breast reconstruction surgery. Ms. Jolie used the product after each of her surgeries, which included preventive mastectomies and tissue reconstruction. Arnika Forte has also proven useful in reducing bruising after sclerotherapy, a treatment for spider veins, and as an aid in recovery from podiatric surgery. Demonstrated to accelerate healing by up to 50 percent, it aids in relieving bruising and swelling from surgical damage to soft tissue.