WHAT IS VITAMIN K? - Vitamin K is best known for its ability to help blood to clot. The “K” is taken from the German word “koagulation,” which means the formation of blood clots. Most creams that contain vitamin K harness this property to help solve a variety of skin problems. Mainly used as a dark circles under eye treatment but it has many more uses.
BAGS UNDER EYES TREATMENT - One of the most common beauty products to contain Vit K is eye cream. Some dark circles are caused by fragile capillaries leaking blood in the delicate under-eye area where the skin is so thin the blood is clearly visible in the form of brown bags. Gently tapping on a Vit K cream can diminish the discoloration by causing the blood to clot, stopping it from spreading, while also helping to prevent further leakage.
SPIDER VEINS AND BROKEN CAPILLARIES - Applied topically, Vitamin K is carried from the epidermis into the capillaries of the skin where it strengthens and repairs the damaged blood vessel allowing the leaked blood to slowly heal and disperse more quickly.
POST SURGERY HEALING - Healing after cosmetic surgery can often be a disappointingly long process. To help improve patient satisfaction, plastic surgeons have long prescribed Vitamin K creams to reduce bruising and scarring during the recovery period. One medical study has shown topical application of vitamin K reduces bruising after facial laser treatments and would also be likely to help fade bruises caused by other nonsurgical treatments, such as the use of fillers on facial lines.
TREATING BRUISES - Bruises are formed when a bump to the skin breaks capillaries, causing them to leak blood close to the skin’s surface, forming a purple or brownish mark. Studies have shown that applying a topical Vit K cream onto the affected area can limit this, reducing the severity of a bruise, particularly if applied soon after the trauma. Rubbing the cream onto a bruise twice a day helps to break down the blood and assist the body in absorbing it, encouraging the bruise to fade faster.