- Some definitions to avoid confusion
Bruise – A superficial injury produced by impact without laceration; a contusion
Contusion – A bruise; an injury of a part without a break in the skin
Ecchymosis – A small hemorrhagic spot, larger than a petechia, in the skin or
mucous membrane forming a nonelevated, rounded or irregular, blue or purplish
Hematoma – A localized collection of blood, usually clotted, in an organ, space, or
tissue, due to a break in the wall of a blood vessel.
Petechia – A pinpoint, non-raised, perfectly round, purplish red spot caused by
intradermal or submucous hemorrhage.
2.Ecchymosis may appear because of
- capillary fragility
- choice of bad material ( needles not flexible and hard)
- touching the periosteum with the needle
3. Our recommandations for treatments
-Make with pressure a finger massage on the ecchymosis with criss cross technique in a centrifuge way
-Make up with a professional green cosmetic pen before adding skin colour make up
Such ecchymosis will not any more appear after 3 to 8 days and do not lead to social eviction with the actual make up offered on the market.
Legend : Ecchymosis Appearance 8 days after treatment : It is not a mistake in such case. That can happen to any patient.
Just inform them of this possibility and use powder make up without alcohol to not make it visible