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In the world of non-surgical and surgical beauty procedures, bruises are pretty common. Wikipedia defines a bruise as a a type of hematoma of tissue in which capillaries and sometimes venues are damaged by trauma, allowing blood to seep, hemorrhage, or extravasate into the surrounding interstitial tissues. Basically, a bruise gives the skin a temporary blue, black or purple color which then changes to a greenish tint and finally yellow as the body absorbs and then gets rid of this collection of blood cells in the tissues.
I had questions and turned to San Jose, CA-based, board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kamakshi Zeidler, who was more than happy to share her expertise: