How Do I Remove Hair Around My Nipples?

Do many girls have hair around their nipples and if so, how do they remove it?
Kamira*

It's possible — and normal — to have hair almost anywhere on the body, so a few hairs on your nipples are nothing to worry about and lots of girls have them.

You have several options for removing nipple hair. You could try tweezing, waxing, sugaring (a type of waxing), or even electrolysis or laser treatment (although these last two can be expensive).

Some girls have extra hair on their bodies because of genetics — you've probably noticed that some people have less body hair and others have more. Some girls can have extra hair due to an overabundance of hormones known as androgens. Androgens can also affect a girl's period.

If you have a lot of body hair, talk to your doctor. He or she might want you to get your hormone levels checked.

Reviewed by: Larissa Hirsch, MD
Date reviewed: May 2009

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