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I have 2 small hickeys on my neck, they arent too bad but i need them gone by tomorrow, i got pomada de arnica ointment, will that be effective?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Hickey = bruise

A hickey, big or small, is a bruise, which is blood that came out of the blood vessels and is now stuck inside the skin.
With the use of arnica, the hickey will lighten and fade away. Without the use of arnica, the hickey will lighten and fade away just as quickly. However, the arnica will also lighten up one's wallet.

In brief: Hickey = bruise

A hickey, big or small, is a bruise, which is blood that came out of the blood vessels and is now stuck inside the skin.
With the use of arnica, the hickey will lighten and fade away. Without the use of arnica, the hickey will lighten and fade away just as quickly. However, the arnica will also lighten up one's wallet.
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: It will help.

But "gone by tomorrow" might be impossible.
A "hickey" is caused by rupture of superficial skin capillaries, so in essence it is a bruise. The blood causing the reddish-purple mark has to absorb, and it may take a few days. Arnica montana oral is probably more effective than topical, but why not both? Only way to have them "gone tomorrow" is not to get them "the day before." sorry!

In brief: It will help.

But "gone by tomorrow" might be impossible.
A "hickey" is caused by rupture of superficial skin capillaries, so in essence it is a bruise. The blood causing the reddish-purple mark has to absorb, and it may take a few days. Arnica montana oral is probably more effective than topical, but why not both? Only way to have them "gone tomorrow" is not to get them "the day before." sorry!
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