Can hair be removed from the outer and inner nasal area with electrolysis? My nose is getting quite hairy as I age. Can this hair be removed with any treatment safely?
Laser Hair Removal for Nasal Hair?
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Laser Hair Removal for Nasal Hair
Laser hair removal around nose
The first issue is that electrolysis is different than laser hair removal. One uses heat developed by light to remove hair (lasers) and the other uses heat developed by electricity (electrolysis) to remove hair. Because we perform only laser hair removal we will avoid commenting on electrolysis. It is possible to perform laser hair removal safely ONLY on the exterior areas of the nose. The interior nostril area is made up of mucous membranes that would be burned if laser hair removal was performed in this area.
Laser Hair Removal for The Nose
Nasal hair plays an important part of the human body’s defense system. Along with the cilia farther up the nose, nasal hair prevents floating dust and microscopic germs from finding their way into the lungs and wreaking havoc. I advise nasal hair to be removed only if it overgrows its territory. Hair removal is a series of treatments. Usually 6-8 treatments can be done 4 weeks apart. One of the things that will determine your outcome is that the hair is pigmented (color). Hair that is void of color, blonde, gray and white cannot be targeted for laser hair removal. Keep this in mind if you decide to do laser hair removal.
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LASER hair removal inside and out
LASER hair removal is an option for select persons and is effective in removing hair from the nose. Typically, 2-4 sessions are required to permanently reduce the amount of nasal hair. In our experience, the mucosa of the nose has not been altered with LASER hair removal of the nose.
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