What Is Hirudoid?

Hirudoid, available in a cream and gel format, has been clinically proven to heal bruises fast* by speeding up the healing process. It is a health and beauty product that goes beyond the cosmetics and brings real science to healing. 

Hirudoid contains Mucopolysaccharide polysulphate (MPS) which is similar to the body’s naturally occurring MPS found in the dermis layer of skin. The skin’s healing capability relies on the presence of MPS in the tissue. Scientific studies have shown that the MPS in Hirudoid penetrates the dermis layer in effective concentrations to heal bruises fast. 

MPS has many clinically documented properties including the promotion of tissue regeneration and reduction of swelling and inflammation. It is in these ways that Hirudoid accelerates the healing time of bruises. 

  • Pharmaceutical Actions of MPS:
  • Anti-coagulant effects
  • Anti-thrombotic properties
  • Anti-phlogistic (Anti-inflammatory) properties
  • Tissue Regeneration Properties

*Individual results may vary

How Does Hirudoid
Help Bruises?

Hirudoid contains Mucopolysaccharide polysulphate (MPS), which is similar to the naturally occurring MPS in the dermis layer of the skin, and improves the healing process in the affected area.

Improves blood flow to the area

Promotes tissue regeneration by increasing collagen and elastin fibres in the connective tissue matrix

Improves moisturising capacity of the skin by increasing the hyaluronic acid content

Accelerates the absorption of bruises

Reduces swelling and inflammation

What Are Spider/Varicose Veins?

Spider veins are the smaller version of varicose veins. They are closer to the surface of the skin which is why they are more visible.

Varicose veins are mainly characterized by red, purple and blue blood vessels that are shaped like tree branches and spiderwebs with short jagged lines. These normally appear on the face and legs and can cover either a small or very large area of skin. Some potential causes for varicose veins includes:

  • Chronic heart valve conditions, which are usually congenital
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Standing for a long period of time
  • Pressure on the midsection of the body, especially the abdomen
  • Obesity, which adds weight to the body and increases the pressure on the legs

Uses of Hirudoid

Hematoma &

Spider Veins &
Varicose Veins


Inflammation &

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How do I use Hirudoid?

Apply to the affected area once or twice a day and massage gently into the skin until absorbed.

Is there a maximum length of time that I can use Hirudoid for?

No, there is no limit on how long you can continue to use Hirudoid.

Can Hirudoid be used on children?

Yes, Hirudoid can be used on children.

Can I use Hirudoid if I am on blood thinning medication e.g. Warfarin?

Yes. As Hirudoid remains in the layers of the skin, it can be used in conjunction with blood thinning medications such as Warfarin.

Can Hirudoid have any contraindications?

There are no known contraindications to the use of Hirudoid.

Is Hirudoid indicated for treatment of haemorrhoids?

No. There are specially formulated products for haemorrhoids.

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