Every woman is looking for inexpensive and effective means of preserving her beauty and postponing the moment of skin aging. Taking into account the fact that all cosmetology has medications in its ancestors, often women turn to pharmacies, including them in their care. Heparin ointment also deserves attention. Can she cope with wrinkles? And what to expect from it?
Heparin Wrinkle Ointment: Composition and Application Algorithm
To fully understand the principle of the drug's action, it is necessary to know its active ingredients and their share in the total substance. The composition of the heparin ointment is as follows: its main ingredient is heparin sodium, which is 100 IU per g of product, there are also benzocaine in a volume of 40 mg per 1 g of the drug and benzyl nicotinate in a volume of 800 mg per 1 g of the drug. All 3 components are unfamiliar to the average person who has not studied chemistry with particular diligence. How harmful are they or, on the contrary, useful?
The main ingredient, heparin sodium, when externally used, exhibits its anti-inflammatory properties and also affects the blood, since it prevents the formation of blood clots in the vessels. Additionally, an improvement in the microcirculation of the skin and metabolic processes in the tissues was observed. The result of the use of heparin sodium is a decrease in swelling in the treated area of the skin, including those that have arisen due to hematomas. Benzocaine is in the group of local anesthetics, and benzyl nicotinate in turn improves blood flow and promotes heat release.
As such, there are no serious contraindications for all 3 substances when used externally, unless you take into account the undesirability of their use during lactation and pregnancy, as well as the presence of skin lesions up to ulcerative and necrotic lesions, increased bleeding and hypersensitivity to any of the components .
Heparin ointment is used according to the following algorithm: the skin is treated with a preparation applied in a thin layer, which must be rubbed carefully, and the excess removed with a tissue or paper napkin. The procedure can be repeated up to 2 times a day, it is desirable not to extend the course for more than 7 days. At the same time, according to experts, the use of heparin ointment in the area around the eyes is not allowed, because there is increased skin sensitivity and vessels are approximated.
Heparin ointment: analogues of European and Russian production
Analogs of heparin ointment in the group of anticoagulants with fewer contraindications or less pronounced side properties are the following drugs:
- Heparin gel.
However, in the fight against wrinkles, the merits of these funds are highly doubtful, since their main function is to combat swelling and reduce the risk of blood clots. For this reason, it is much more sensible to seek means of another action: those that are focused on improving the regenerative functions of the skin. Those can be considered the majority of ointments or gels, which contain vitamins A and E (for example, Aevit), as well as hyaluronic acid (Blefarogel). Of course, these elements should be active components, and not be in last place in the composition.
Despite the fact that the experts do not recommend the use of heparin ointment for wrinkles under the eyes, women who want to be beautiful still find an approach to the preparation, however, not everyone is suitable. Therefore, the method described below is not universal and may cause an allergic reaction!
- Anna: This is some kind of miracle! Already a week I have been using heparin ointment in a mixture with my cream for the area around the eyes (I took ointment for 1: 3 cream), small mimic wrinkles became less noticeable! True, I don’t go above the lower eye stone - immediately start burning there, washed away immediately.
- Elena: From wrinkles, heparin ointment almost did not help me - I smoothed the brow brow a little, but this is rather a self-suggestion and a massage. But immediately coped with the bruises that arose after a couple of sleepless nights.
- Catherine: There were no complaints about the ointment, but there was a mass to the manufacturer. It would be necessary to indicate that the remedy should not be applied on steamed skin - as a result of carelessness, I used it after a shower, and I would not wish such a hell to anyone. Redness and burning happened as with Quincke's edema. The ambulance called explained that the components of the heparin ointment worked this way.
Cosmetologists confirm that in the fight against wrinkles, heparin ointment can hardly be considered a lifesaver: after studying its composition, it becomes clear that this remedy does not in any way affect the regeneration of the skin, and therefore it is not capable of changing its relief. Increased blood microcirculation and improvement of metabolic processes in tissues can increase the tone, but only slightly, and the main part of deep wrinkles will not be smoothed. Also, given that heparin ointment is not focused on long-term use, its prolonged effect cannot be noted, and one-time use is not enough for similar results.
Summarizing the above facts, it is safe to say that heparin ointment is not an aid for wrinkles, but it can help out in case of other skin problems: the appearance of edema of various origins and hematomas, with which the drug copes in 2-3 days. But, despite the fact that it is released without a prescription, it can have side effects, so if you experience unpleasant sensations during its use, it is necessary to interrupt the procedure.