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Are you aware that nasal hair plays a critical role in safeguarding your lungs against allergies and infections? Is excess nose hair drawing all your attention? Well, if you are confused about nasal hair removal, you have landed on the right page! Go ahead and check out the best bet for keeping unwanted nasal hair growth at bay!

What Does Nasal Hair Do?

Nasal hair or cilia is a protective shield that prevents dust and germs from entering our airways and adversely affecting our lungs. Complete removal of nasal hair may increase your risk of suffering from respiratory tract infections, sinusitis and allergies. However, if excess nasal hair growth is a significant aesthetic concern for you, go ahead and explore methods to reduce it visibly and safely without putting your health at risk.

Is Nasal Hair Removal Only A Concern For Men?

Nasal hair growth outside the confines of the nostrils is common among men and may occur due to due to genetic factors and hormonal changes. However, in rare case scenarios, it may affect women undergoing hormonal disturbances too!

Do Women Need Nose Hair Removal?

Although women have less prominent nasal hair in comparison to men, sometimes, they may experience unwanted hair growth due to hormonal disturbances. Ladies usually prefer to opt for laser hair removal as a painless and permanent treatment option for getting rid of excess nasal hair.

What Causes Nasal Hair Growth? 

During puberty, men undergo a drastic change in the growth and density of body hair due to increased production of androgens or male hormones. Dark and long terminal hairs replace the tiny and light-coloured vellus hairs, and there is a continual increase in the number of hair follicles and hair length for many years. A spike in the androgen levels after the age of 30 years may lead to an increase in nasal hair growth.  Abnormal androgen levels in women may lead to hirsutism and unwanted nose hair growth too!

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Popular Methods To Remove Nasal Hair

Now that you know the cause of excess nasal hair growth. Let’s look at some of the most widely used methods to minimise it:

  • Trimmers or buzzers
  • Scissors
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Waxing
  • Tweezing/Plucking

Go ahead and check out the most preferred hair removal options for both men and women that can help you get rid of unwanted nasal hair without compromising on your hygiene and safety.

‘Must-Follow’ Methods

Thankfully, there are a few dermatologist-approved nasal hair removal methods that can give you the desired look.

  • Electrical Trimmers: These battery-powered versatile grooming gadgets come with specialised attachments for keeping excess hair growth in check. Facial buzzers or trimmers come with rounded razors and a compact design to easily penetrate your nostrils. It is one of the quickest, safest and painless options to visibly reduce long nasal hair without damaging the sensitive tissues inside your nasal cavity. Its rotating or oscillating inner blades trim the excess hair growth along the nasal wall gently without tugging them. So simply buzz to get a fuzz-free nose.
    Dos:
    • It is advisable to use the trimmer in a well-lit room.
    • While buzzing, make sure you keep a spotless mirror and a pack of tissues handy.
    • Insert the trimmer gently into the nose and make circular movements to trim your nasal hair effectively.
    • Purse your lips during the procedure for better access into the nasal cavity.

         Don’ts:

    • Avoid using the trimmer when your nose is stuffy.
    • Do not insert the trimmer too deep into your nasal cavity to avoid injury.
  • Scissors: Specially designed grooming scissors are “pocket-friendly” must-haves for men to effectively manage the facial fuzz. Their rounded edges and sharp blades make it easy to trim the hair in the hard to reach areas of the nose without poking and cutting the sensitive skin. They are readily available at drugstores, supermarkets and online marketplaces too.
    Dos:   
    • When using scissors, make sure you blow your nose before and after use.
    • Use a medical-grade stainless scissor after sterilising.
    • Always use a magnifying mirror and tip your head to trim the hair peeping out of your nostrils.
    • Wash or wipe your scissors with disinfectant to keep the blades unclogged after use.

         Don’ts:

    • Do not share your grooming scissor with others to avoid catching germs and infections.
    • Do not trim too deep into the nostrils as you may accidentally injure the delicate mucous membranes and suffer from pain and bleeding.

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  • Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal treatment is the best bet for eliminating unwanted hair growth on the sensitive areas of the face, including the nose. Experienced doctors use the latest laser technology to target unwanted hair follicles with precision while the delicate facial skin remains unharmed. The procedure is super quick and safe as it takes less than fifteen minutes, and there is no downtime. It is one of the most painless methods for permanent nasal hair removal. Opt for it to eliminate the unwanted hair tufts growing on the tip, bridge and the sides of the nose. Please note that top dermatologists do not advise laser hair removal treatment to eliminate hair growth inside the nasal cavity for safety purposes.
    Dos:
    • If you opt for laser hair removal, make sure you consult a medical professional at a reputed skin clinic to enjoy a safe experience.
    • Follow the pre and post-care instructions carefully to get the best results.

         Don’ts:

    • Avoid salon services and direct sun exposure immediately before and after laser treatment.
    • Do not let cost deter you as it is a one-time payment that gives you results that last a lifetime.

While it is essential to know what methods to prefer for nasal hair removal, it is equally important to know what techniques to avoid. Though many choose the below ways to get rid of the nasal hair, they may not be the best bet in terms of safety and efficacy.

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‘Must-Avoid’ Methods

  • Waxing: When it comes to nasal hair removal, waxing is a popular choice among both men and women. Many DIY nose wax kits are available enriched with aloe vera and chamomile oil. They may come with specially designed ‘safe-tip’ applicators to coat and pull the long nostril hairs. This method of root hair removal causes considerable pain and may cause the following discomfort:
    • Burning sensation or irritation of sensitive facial skin and mucous membrane inside the nasal tract.
    • Damaged hair follicles may lead to swelling or other infections.
    • Ingrown hair.

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  •  Tweezing/Plucking: By far, the most painful and tedious method of pulling out nose hair one strand at a time is not for the faint-hearted. While one would assume that uprooting the hair shaft tackles the problem for an extended period, here are the cons you need to weigh:
    • A time-consuming and painful method for nasal hair removal
    • Removing hair from nostrils may result in injury and infection.

When it comes to minimising excess nasal hair, choosing the right method is critical to enjoying a hair-free look without compromising on your safety and health.

What Are The Before & After Results?

If you opt for dermatologist-recommended procedures, then you can see a visible reduction in unwanted hair growth within a few sessions, but the permanent results may take a while to achieve. Traditional methods may give you quick but temporary results. It is advisable to avoid pursuing any nose hair trimming procedure without expert guidance, and the results may vary for every individual based on the method used.

Consult an experienced dermatologist to know more about advanced laser treatment at Oliva Skin & Hair Clinic for nasal hair removal today!

Go ahead and check out the most preferred hair removal options for both men and women that can help you get rid of unwanted nasal hair without compromising on your hygiene and safety.

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Richa Prakash

Richa Prakash

Richa has over ten years of experience as a writer and editor. She has worked with the top print media house in the country like The Times of India for six years at Delhi and Hyderabad. She switched gears to foray into the digital content space and make a mark for herself. Having headed editorial teams for various blogs on diverse genres, including parenting and fashion, she is proficient in producing quality content after understanding the pulse of the audience and matching the business goals of the organisation. She is an expert in various forms of writing and editing, right from news and lifestyle to business, brand content and feature stories. As the Chief Editor at Oliva Skin & Hair Clinic, she guides the team of writers and editors and coordinates with senior dermatologists to curate medically accurate content for the common reader. She is passionate about driving the quality of content to the next level and making sure it is at par if not better than the best in the industry. Her current responsibility entails her to ensure that the company website and blog emerges as a reputed compendium of accessible, credible, and comprehensive dermatological information catering to the Indian market. When not writing or editing, she loves to bond with her child, read World literature, hone her culinary skills and listen to music.

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