Arnica has been used for thousands of years as a topical treatment for a wide range of bruises. It's a flowering plant with powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
At the first sign of a bruise, apply arnica cream to reduce its severity and healing time. Use the cream directly on the bruise, and reapply it to the affected area 2-3 times throughout the day. You can also consider Arnica tablets for a systemic effect. It is best to start taking the tablets 1-2 days before your procedure.
Arnica’s anti-inflammatory action works to reduce swelling and promote blood circulation, supporting and enhancing the body’s natural healing process. BONUS: it also helps to make the bruised area less sore.