Laser Hair Removal on Nose Bridge?

I have hair growth on the bridge my nose and on the lower left and right side which is causing redness on my nose?

Is that natural the redness occuring due to hair growth? Is it possible to treat it and what are the desired intervals between nose hair removal?


Doctor Answers 3

Hair growth on the nasal bridge

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Without examining your skin with a good light and magnification, it would be difficult to say why the hair redness exists. Some people develop seborrheic dermatitis between the eyebrows and the redness is accompanied by some scaling of greasy yellow to white skin. If the redness is only located in the pores of the hairs, then it is not seborrhea. See a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. There may be a simple solution to make your skin better.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Hair growth on the nose

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Laser hair removal is an effective form of "hair reduction" on the body and the nose is no exception. Laser hair removal is most effective when treating dark hairs set against fair skin.

The redness you describe has nothing to do with hair growth or presence. There are a number of reasons and causes of redness on the nose. A few of the most common causes are Seborrhea, Rosacea or telangiectasias (blood vessels).

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

Hair growth on nose

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It can be safely removed with laser. The redness is unlikely to be related to it. You should get the laser hair removal during cold winter months so sun exposure is not an issue. The sun exposure can increase the redness after the laser.

In the meantime start wearing sunscreen on the nose every day and see a dermatologist to see if you have rosacea or some other condition.


Tanveer Janjua, MD
Bedminster Facial Plastic Surgeon
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