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Many women experience unwanted hair growth on their nipples. In fact, it’s a perfectly normal occurrence for a woman to have a few hairs growing regularly in this area. Of course, like leg hair and armpit hair, it may be perfectly natural, but most women want to get rid of it. In fact, more so than hair on most other parts of the body, nipple hair can be the most embarrassing for women. Removing the hair can be tricky, as the areola area can be quite sensitive for many women. However, there are several nipple hair removal options.

Generally, waxing is not advisable in the nipple region, because it can be highly painful. Traditional methods such as plucking or shaving can be used on nipple hair, however. Tweezing nipple hair can rather painful for some individuals, and the fact that you have to keep re-tweezing every week or two is enough for most women to say, no thanks! Shaving is painless, but only cuts the hair off at the surface of the skin. Therefore, the hair grows back quickly, and you will need to shave every day or every few days. It can be pretty easy to forget to shave or pluck the area, which may find some individuals in an embarrassing situation.

Luckily, there are safe, permanent ways to remove nipple hair, so that you won’t even have to think about it, and you’ll never find yourself with an embarrassing nipple hair situation again. Both laser hair removal and electrolysis can be used to remove nipple hair. If you choose laser nipple hair removal, your doctor will numb the nipple with topical numbing cream, before using the laser to zap the hair at the shaft, preventing it from growing back. Laser nipple hair removal typically only takes a few treatments before the nipple hair stops growing back altogether. Laser hair removal has shown to be safe on nearly all skin pigments, and can be used to remove nipple hair as long as the hair itself has dark enough pigment.

Electrolysis, on the other hand, removes the nipple hair by using a very fine needle, and inserting it into the hair follicle. A small amount of electrical current permanently destroys the hair. While it sounds potentially painful, most women who use electrolysis to remove nipple hair report that it’s quite painless. Plus, nipple hair can often be completely eradicated in one session—it will depend on how much hair you have and how stubborn it is.

If you notice that you have a sudden increase in the amount of hair growing on or near your nipple, or unusual hairs growing on your breasts, this may be a cause for concern. Any unusual changes in the breasts—hair growth, discoloration, or unusual lumps—should be monitored closely, and reported to your doctor immediately. Unusual hair growth may signal a serious problem.

If you’re interested in learning more about laser nipple hair removal or electrolysis nipple hair removal, contact Hair Removal Forum. Our network of expert hair removal specialists can help you decide which method is right for you, and can help determine whether your hair growth is normal, or a sign of hormone imbalance or something else. Hair Removal Forum will schedule your initial consultation with a local hair removal specialist. Call us today!

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