Recently I needed a medical test that required an IV in my hand. The nurse who put the needle in said that I would have an ugly bruise as a result. After the procedure, sure enough the bruise was already showing. When I got home from the hospital I rubbed in the bruise cream and then again before bed. By morning the bruise was lighter & after using the cream 3 times that day you could hardly see it. One more day of treatment and the bruise was gone. It worked beautifully for me. Thanks Zax!