A bruise is a common skin injury that results in a discoloration of the skin. Blood from damaged blood cells deep beneath the skin collects near the surface of the skin, resulting in what we think of as a black and blue mark. As bruises (contusions) heal, usually within 2 to 4 weeks, they often turn colours, including purplish black, reddish blue, or yellowish green. Sometimes the area of the bruise spreads down the body in the direction of gravity. A bruise on a leg usually will take longer to heal than a bruise on the face or arms.
This is sometimes a bothersome problem, especially if you have a special occasion to attend. If you don’t have the time for it to slowly disappear, at Clinic Anatomica we can remove bruising quicker than the time taken.