1. After you get the hickey, use a toothbrush w/ mint toothpaste (dry -- do not wet the brush). Work the bristles in a circular motion against your skin. You should see the hickey disappear and not so bright. Your skin will be red from the brush movement. Try that in areas of your body you don't mind having redness for awhile. But it works wonders.
2. Rub a penny on the hickey it kinda hurts but the copper seems to do something. They are usually gone in the morning. you have to do it in intervals though or you'll just bruise yourself.
3. I used the spoon method and scraped the hickeys with a penny an got a towle with the hottest water i could stand and placed it on the area and my redness was gone in a hour.
4. Put mint toothpaste on it before bed and the wash it off everytime you wake up. Put a spoon in the freezer for ten minutes and put it on there for 30 seconds. Massage it to loosen up the blood that clotted, and it should work, at least make the hickey dissappear quickly. Worked for me :)
5. We used mineral ice. same as icy hot and just gently rubbed it on the hickeys. I think that it has the same principle as the toothpaste but with a little more "kick." We also used the back of the toothbrush to massage it into the surrounding skin and hickey. (very careful not to push too hard.) Amazingly it started working pretty fast. In about 2 hours my hickeys on a scale of 1-10 went from a 8 to a 3. After removing the mineral ice we put a hot compress on it and gently massaged it. Hopefully they will continue to heal. Hope this helps!
6. I heard using the flat end of an Alkaline battery works well, rubbing it firmly but not too hard. I tried this and it helped some but not as much as I would have liked. I am torn between a cold compress and hot compress, people have suggested both...
7. I used frozen spoons for about 10 minutes. The hickies faded within a couple of minutes, but you must apply pressure or it won't work that well. Then I put Ice on them. After 15 minutes of ice they almost completely dissipated. Taking Tylenol will help the pain & makes the blood thin. That will help too.
8. The toothbrush worked really well!! Around 7 I started to massage the area gently with a toothbrush. I was scared at first because it looked worse, but once the redness was gone, the hickey was significantly less visible. I did this about once every hour. Now it's just faintly pink, I assume from the toothbrush still. Great stuff!
9. So my brothers friend marked his territory so I had to remove his tattoo it didn't completly go away I am in day one I put neosporin on at night plus pain relief and I iced with pressure used the bottle cap method.. Tonight I am going to try toothpaste.
10. First ice it...after you ice it...while its still cold, get some mint flavored toothpaste and rub it for about 10 mins (you should feel it tingle, keep wetting it so it doesn't dry out). Keep doing this until you see it go away...HOWEVER, I'm not sure how much luck you'll have if you have a humongous dark purple hickey...
11. I'm trying just a cold water bottle for a few minutes, then I take it off and gently rub a penny on it. It seems to be working alright.