Can You Have Nose Hair Removed With A Laser?

Nose hairs can truly be a pain. They like to poke out through your nostrils, calling unwanted attention to themselves. Some people pluck them out, but this hurts — and you have to do it again and again. As such, you might be wondering whether a more permanent hair removal option, like laser hair removal, may work for your nose hairs. The short answer is: it can! Here are the basics you need to know if you're seeking laser hair removal for your nose hair.

The procedure can be a little uncomfortable.

Plucking nose hairs can really hurt, which makes most people wonder how laser hair removal will feel in comparison. Luckily, it tends to be less uncomfortable than plucking. Your practitioner should apply a soothing, numbing gel to your nostril before they begin using the laser. As each hair is targeted, you'll probably feel a mild pinch or sting, but it should not be nearly as bad.

Preparation is simple.

Unlike some other hair removal procedures, laser hair removal for nose hair does not require much prep. Your practitioner may tell you to trim the hairs prior to your appointment, although some practitioners do prefer to do this themselves to make sure the hairs are trimmed to the correct length. If you take blood thinners, you may need to stop taking them a day or two before treatment in order to minimize bleeding. Check with your doctor to ensure this is safe.

Not all of your nasal hairs will be removed.

You have nose hairs for a reason. They are meant to catch dust and debris, preventing that dust and debris from making its way into your respiratory tract. As such, your laser hair removal technician will leave the nose hairs further up your nostril in place. They will only remove the hairs closest to the outside of your nostrils.

The results are permanent.

Sometimes you might need a couple of laser hair removal sessions to remove all of the bothersome hairs from your nostrils. Some hairs might not be in their growth stage during your first session and may therefore be tough to remove. After a few sessions, however, you should no longer have any bothersome nostril hairs — and this should be a permanent result.

If you have unwanted nose hairs, laser hair removal can be a good way to get rid of them. Talk to a practitioner in your area to learn more.