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How can I permanently remove my nose hairs?

Asked by abdi 3 Rep.
Dr. Schultz 1.86K Rep.

Hi there, nose hair is actually your body’s first defense for helping protect you from getting an infection from breathing in germs, like viruses, bacteria and even fungi! However, if they are visible and you want to get rid of them, there is a way to control the hair.

It’s ok to trim them but don’t pluck them out because the germs inside your nose can invade the damaged skin and cause an infection. Plucking any hair can set you up for ingrowns which in the nose are really a problem. So trimming carefully with a scissors, making sure you don’t cut yourself is the first step. And if you want to get rid of them permanently, since the roots are often fairly close to the surface of your nose, they can often be removed by laser hair removal which of course is permanent and safe even for nose hairs. I suggest talking to your dermatologist about laser removal.

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