Cupping Marks, Are They Bruises? A Scientific Review CandyLipz April 3, 2014 Cupping Marks & Bruising Tips 1 Comment By CandyLipz.com Are bruises and cupping marks the same? To the naked eye, they look the same. Source: CuppingTherapy.com A bruise is an area of skin discoloration resulting from tissue damage and broken blood vessels due to impact trauma. It hurts when you touch a bruise. The timing and sequence of color changes of bruises have been known for over 100 years in forensic medical data and they are used as markers in physical abuse cases. Source: Jetson Medical Text Book Bruises start out reddish and progress to bluish, then purplish that fades to brown, then green to yellow before dissipating. Here is a summary of the skin color changes from bruises as they age. It takes nearly 2 weeks to resolve a bruise. Summary of Color Change From Bruises With Time Source 0-24 hr 1-3 days 4-7 days 1-2 weeks Over 2 Weeks Cramps (1976) Red, Dushy/Purple, Black Green Yellow Resolution Glaister (1962) Dark Blue Dark Blue Green Yellow Resolution Polson et al (1985) Red, Dark or Red/Black Greenish Tinge (Day 7) Yellowing Resolution Smith and Fiddes (1955) Red, Purple/Black Yellow (Begins) Yellow Yellow/Resolution Resolution Spitz and Fisher (1974) Light Blue/Red Dark Purple Dark Purple, Greenish/Yellow Yellow Resolution Adelson (1974) Red/Blue, Purple Blue/Brown Yellow/Green Resolution Resolution Credit: Journal of Clinical Pathology 54.5 (May 2001): 348-55 What about cupping marks? Do they follow the same pattern? No. They do not. CandyLipz Clinical Trial Class 4 validated findings showed that cupping marks are actually erythema- superficial skin reddening. Cupping does not cause bruising, broken blood vessels, vascular hemorrhage or broken red blood cells. (Read the clinical study here) 1) Cupping marks are not painful when you touch them. As a matter of fact, cupping marks fade quicker if you massage them and they can be rubbed off with a comb within 24 hours (massage will work as well)! Do you still think they are bruises? 2) Cupping mark skin discoloration has a shorter clearance cycle. On average, cupping marks resolve in just 4 days whereas bruises may take up to two weeks to clear. For mild discoloration of pink to scarlet red marks, they generally take only take a day or two for the color to dissipate. For blue, gray, and purple discolorations, they may take up to 7 days to clear. Cupping marks generally do not go continue though the yellow and green cycles in their late clearing stages. Did you know?: In the traditional Chinese medicine tradition, cupping marks are the result of toxins being drawn out from the tissues. These toxins can then be expelled by the body through natural processes. Source: Sumafeet.com.wordpress.com Do you think bruising can cause the pathological cupping marks as seen in the image above? LIP CUPPING If you use lip cupping for lip enhancement, the temporary side effects may include redness, skin discoloration, tenderness of the lips, and a blood blister (rare) on the lips, around and inside the mouth. They may be light pink, bluish purple, or black. According to CandyLipz clinical trial, cupping marks are erythema and they typically clear on average within 4.4 days. Some users have mild to no marks, and others have marks that are more intense. Cupping marks are not bruises. Lip cupping does not cause bruising, broken blood vessels, vascular hemorrhage or broken red blood cells. WHAT DO CUPPING MARKS LOOK LIKE ON THE LIPS LATEST NEWS ON CUPPING Watch Cupping Marks Made a Spotlight in the Rio Olympic games 2016 and Why Athletes Use Cupping. Listen to Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains cupping. TRIVIA Did you know that cupping is used for the treatment of pain, acne, eczema, facial paralysis, migraines, herpes zoster, gynecological disorders, high blood pressure, anemia, bronchial congestion, cellulite, varicose veins, and gastrointestinal problems to name a few. Source: WebMD Medical Reference If you like this article: please join CandyLipz® Facebook Page by clicking on this link. You will be alerted when we post new articles. Thank you for reading CandyLipz Blog. Copyright 2014 | www.CandyLipz.com | The Pouty Lips You Always Wanted. Naturally® | San Francisco | 94127 One Response aikido nsw May 11, 2016 Thank you for another magnificent post. The place else could anyone get that kind of info in such a perfect method of writing? I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and I’m at the search for such info. Reply Leave a Reply to aikido nsw Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.