Q. Why is CytoActive® gel crème for bruises better for my patients and my practice?

A. Our 3rd generation product, CytoActive®, is designed specifically for facial and cosmetic post-procedural use because of its specific formulation, strength and consistency. It is only available for purchase by medical professionals. The ultra-concentrated gel formula of CytoActive® has the viscosity of ultra sound jelly, typically used in post-injection and cosmetic massages. It is our Professional Strength version – its apply-ability and effectiveness offers your patients less down time due to post-procedural bruising, so higher patient satisfaction for you.

Q. Do you have any evidence of effectiveness for post-filler injections?

A. Yes, Dr. Mary Lupo completed a double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled split-face, within-subject evaluation of our Bruise Relief serum in April, 2009. Results of the 25-person study showed that 65% of those patients who bruised at all realized a significant reduction in the frequency, severity and duration of bruising with a single post-procedural application of Bruise Relief versus the placebo. Probability values were 0.0796 and 0.0727 for day-1 and day-7, respectively. The product was well tolerated with no side effects. This study helped us formulate our New Doctor-distributed-only CytoActive® gel crème for bruises, available in March 2010 in both a back-bar 8.5oz airless pump dispenser for in-office use as well as in 1.0oz jars for sale to patients directly or included as part of their procedure costs.

Q. What are the ingredients and how does it work?

A. Simple by design, the ingredients are Glycerin (glycerol), Purified Water, Evening Primrose Oil, Vitamin E Oil (tocopheryl acetate), Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), and a thickener known as Carbomer. As we age, our skin gets “thinner” so there is less padding to protect the capillaries below. The emollients and vitamins in our formulas super-hydrate the skin and quickly penetrate directly into the area and help prevent the “pooling” of blood that will become the bruise. Glycerin, a humectant, is allowed to penetrate through the skin and acts as the delivery agent for itself and the other ingredients directly to the area where a bruise may form as the result of broken capillaries due to various procedures. The vitamin E’s antioxidant properties help protect cell membranes as well as smooth the surface and dermal layers of the skin. Evening primrose oil contains gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid which has been known to help many minor skin conditions for centuries. Vitamin C helps skin appear brighter and youthful. Together with the water, our ingredients quickly absorb directly into the area and help prevent the pooling of released blood that would remain and result in a bruise lasting for several days.

Q. What other procedures would benefit from using CytoActive® in medical practices?

A. In addition to post-filler injections and post-Botox injections, patients have reported less bruising after sclerotherapy treatments and certain laser treatments. Dentists, eye and oral surgeons have also reported less bruising with the application of our products for 2-3 times a day post procedure. Overall, consider CytoActive® beneficial for any facial and cosmetic procedures that have a high frequency of non-treatment-related bruising.

Q. When do I use CytoActive®?

A. Because post-procedural bruising is the single most common non-treatment complaint, it’s best and completely safe to apply CytoActive® immediately following injections or other cosmetic, dental or surgical procedures. The patient should reapply 2-3 times a day for best results.

Q. How often can my patients use CytoActive®?

A. There have been no reported adverse reactions to CytoActive®. The patient can use CytoActive® as often as needed to reduce or eliminate post-procedural bruising.

Q. Why is CytoActive® different?

A. CytoActive® is a professional strength post-procedural bruise relief solution that acts immediately to diminish or eliminate bruising. The product is safe to use in conjunction with other medications like blood thinners.