Hemosiderin Staining is the appearance of brownish patches above the ankles that usually occurs when red blood cells break down and begin to leak iron. As the iron deposits begin to accumulate under the skin, staining in the form of patches begins to develop. Deposits can develop as a result of surgery, blunt trauma or hemorrhage. People with poor circulation from diabetes, vascular insufficiency or cardio vascular diseases are also prone to develop Hemosiderin Stains.
Amerigel® Care Lotion has been shown to help resolve Hemosiderin Staining through its unique formulation, including the proprietary ingredient Oakin®. The Care Lotion’s fast absorbing formulation penetrates through the outer layers of skin and bonds with the accumulated Iron molecules. The Oakin® then begins to break down these trapped iron deposits and allow the body to naturally reabsorb the smaller iron particles. This process continues with every application of Amerigel® Care Lotion and until the deposits have been fully dissolved. For best results, it is recommended to apply Amerigel® Care Lotion to the affected area, 2-3 times a day.
The length of time required for the Hemosiderin Stains to dissipate can vary based on location, the amount of accumulated iron deposits and blood flow. A clear way to gauge success is to establish a baseline. Take a picture and measurements of the Hemosiderin staining prior to using Amerigel® Care Lotion. Follow-up photos and measurements should be taken weekly. Progress will likely be best observed when comparing photos and measurements taken periodically to the baseline rather than by frequent visualization.