Samson's HUGE Hotspot
Hotspots that don't involve free internet are no fun, especially for dogs (or their owners). Some can be small and treated with relative ease. Others can get worse and worse as the dog scratches and agitates it, spreading like a blight and causing fur loss - like poor Samson here. Thankfully, hotspots fall right into Lavengel's wheelhouse, as Samson's owner Kelli found out:
“When we adopted Samson, he had a hotspot that, when mixed with anxious scratching, quickly covered his entire back. After applying Lavengel for approximately 2 weeks, his wounds were almost completely healed. He was very hesitant to let us touch him with anything when we first got him, but eventually he learned the Lavengel bottle and would allow us to put it on him. His back is looking so much better!”
In a case similar to Samson's, Albe had a nagging rash on his back that his owners could not get rid of for quite some time. Here's what his owner Taylor had to say after using Lavengel®:
“[Albe] had a bad heat spot on his back and tail [and] we've been trying for over a year to find something that works. We're not even a full month of using Lavengel and we're seeing the best results yet. The first [photo] was taken December 28, 2020; the second was on January 13, 2021. It has definitely helped out more than anything else we have used, and it is making him look and feel better every day!”
CUT IT OUT, SHELLEY
While Lavengel® shows efficacy in a vast variety of serious skin issues, it also works well with problems as simple as a cut finger. Anyone who has ever lived for a moment on this earth knows that accidents happen, especially when there is a dog involved. Our friend Shelley was playing with a neighbor's dog when the pup's tooth accidentally scraped her finger and caused a jagged cut (the dog apologized profusely). She tried Lavengel® out to see if, and how well, it would help the healing process, and photographed the progress over several days (note the lack of scar after a month):
"I initially used Lavengel a couple of times a day while the wound was still healing from the inside. My skin surrounding the wound wasn't sore like you would expect. Two weeks later and it's completely healed with no sign of the damage. No scar at all!"
A Burn Healing Experiment
We love a good experiment. After a run-in with a hot pan, Jon conducted his own to test our gel's pain-inhibiting and healing properties. This champion of science describes his process:
"I had 2nd-degree burns everywhere that my hand was in actual contact with the [pan] handle (center of palm, tip of each finger and a small patch on the medial portion of thumb). It was very painful. I acquired Lavengel and applied it for the first time approximately 24 hrs after the initial burn. The first image is right before treating with Lavengel. I applied the gel generously over 2 of the finger tips (#2 and 3, deciding to do my own experiment) and on the burn located on my palm. After applying the gel, I put my hand inside a rubber glove and reapplied every 12 hours for the next 2 days. The pain did not immediately dissipate the first day with the treatment, but was negligible in the treated areas by day 2 (48 hrs post-burn). Pain persisted for ~1 week on untreated fingers. After 60 hrs of treatment (72 hrs post-burn), I switched to only applying once per day and used a band-aid on the fingertip burns and no longer covered the palm for the remainder of the week. After the first week I only applied the Lavengel if the skin was feeling irritated. The second image is 2 weeks post-burn with skin moistened (after a shower)...pretty significant difference!"