Purpura are superficial bruises in the skin that commonly develop in response to injury and tend to occur more easily in thinned skin
Purpura characterizes bleeding into the superficial portion of the skin. It tends to happen after injury and in those with thinned skin. Those that are on blood thinning medications and who have thin skin on their arms and legs are at greater risk to develop purpura. Those that are on systemic steroids are at risk to develop purpura.