Nose Piercing Scar Removal Treatment | How to Remove Nose Pierced Mark

People who want nose piercing are worried if it would leave a scar if they decide to close the piercing. But if the nose piercing is done properly by a licensed professional, and infections prevented, then scarring can be limited. So here are some tips on how to avoid or minimize nose piercing scar and infection:

  • Only go to trusted piercing parlors. There are a lot of piercing parlors that are not licensed; going to these kinds of parlors can be very risky. Also, make sure that the needles used are sterilized.
  • Avoid infections by making sure the area around the piercing is always clean. Nose piercing is prone to infections because the area rarely receives nutrient-rich blood. Use anti-bacterial soaps on the piercing. If infections occur, there are medications or antibiotics that can be taken orally.
  • Always opt for gold or sterling silver because there are people who get allergic reactions with gold-plated or platinum studs. Allergic reactions can infect the piercing, and can cause bumps in the future.

Removal of Nose Piercing Scar Mark

There are some people who do not have nose piercing scar at all, but for those who have, here are some tips on how to get rid of nose pierced marks:

  • Applying tea tree oil can lighten the color of nose piercing scar, as well as other forms of scars.
  • Over the counter vitamin E, a known antioxidant which renews skin cells faster, making the nose piercing scar lighter.
  • Over-the-counter scar removal ointments can help lighten the mark faster.
  • Applying cucumber juice and lemon juice on the scar help diminish the scar. Cucumber juice is known to be rich in vitamin E while lemon juice is rich in vitamin C.
  • Mashed apples or pineapples can exfoliate the skin. Exfoliating the skin removes dead skin cells, and brightens the scar.

Treatment for Nose Pierced Scar

There are hard to remove and stubborn scars that result from nose piercings. Aside from natural remedies, here are some treatments that can help remove nose piercing marks:

  • Plastic surgery. Removing the dent caused by nose piercing is hard to remove, so seeing a plastic surgeon is the best remedy. Usually a small piece of cartilage will be used to cover the dented area.
  • Laser can be an option in treating nose piercing bumps and scars. This is non-surgical and faster.
  • Corticosteroid treatment is another alternative. This is usually administered by a dermatologist.


  1. LA said:

    I have heard that using sterling silver jewelry during the healing period will leave a black mark after you take it out.

    January 1, 2013
    • PUP said:

      It is possible, but that depends on individual skin. If you are allergic to silver that may result in black marks. Sometime even dermatitis.

      January 2, 2013
  2. DT said:

    I had my nose ring in for about two months. Now I have sterling silver studs. Last week when I switched to surgical steel there is a black mark on the outer side of nose. How can I remove the black mark?

    December 22, 2013
    • PUP said:

      The black discoloration that you see on the nose is due to excessive pigmentation. Apply turmeric paste prepared by mixing turmeric powder and milk on the black spot present on nose. After few days the spot will fade in color.

      December 23, 2013
  3. SM said:

    I took my nose ring out a couple months ago because it had a grey/blue mark on it, and it is horrible. Makeup covers it only slightly. It is really noticeable and people always look at it and comment on it. The marks have made me even more self conscious, I don’t like having people on my right side. Will any of the remedies work?

    October 15, 2014
    • PUP said:

      Piercing may cause stubborn scars in some cases. They may need plastic surgery or laser treatment to be removed. If the scars are superficial and small, you can try for some time to reduce them by applying moisturizer. However, if it does not work, consult a doctor.

      October 18, 2014
  4. UN said:

    I got a nose ring about a month ago. The guy placed the ring the wrong way and there is a scar at the site. I want to know, what best over the counter solution I can use to help the discoloration go away.

    October 28, 2014
    • PUP said:

      Nose piercing is generally safe; however sometimes there may be a chance of scar formation. If the scar is not large enough or deep seated it may fade away over a period of time. If then too. It bothers you there are medical ways to remove it through surgery, laser, microdermabrasion etc.

      October 29, 2014
  5. cynthiasohail said:

    I underwent plastic surgery of my nose. It has left a scar on my upper lip area. I do not feel comfortable. Is there any satisfactory treatment available?

    July 6, 2015
    • PUP said:

      There are several home remedies that you can try.
      • Apply aloe vera gel on the scar.
      • Honey is another natural home remedy to remove scars.
      • Regular application of coconut oil on the scar helps to reduce and eventually fade after some time.
      • Paste prepared from tomato and cucumber is worth trying as both have properties of healing scar tissue.

      July 6, 2015
  6. R S said:

    I have done nose piercing about a month ago and now I got a bump on the area and it is horrible for me to move in front of friends. I just want it to be removed.
    It is like a muscle and I frequently get pus from it. Please suggest me how to heal this.

    March 23, 2016
    • Andrea said:

      BC powder paste worked for me. Leave it overnight and you should see a big difference in the morning.

      May 15, 2016
  7. JB said:

    I am a dark brown African American female with a dark discoloration on and around my nose piercing. I think it could be from the jewelry or bruise from changing it often. I use alcohol to clean it. I like piercing my nose but not the dark mark on my brown skin. Any advice how to deal with this problem? I use sterling silver/nickel and some cheap change outs.

    February 18, 2017
  8. YS said:

    I started wearing a sterling silver nose stud after 1 and a half month of piercing. Now there is a black spot. Are there any remedies I can use to get rid of it?

    August 22, 2017
    • PUP said:

      Darkening of skin also called hyperpigmentation is common with skin injury. Hence this may also occur in case of nose piercing. Usually the dark spot will become light on its own after a period of time. Protection from sun, and regular massage of the area with vitamin E oil may be helpful. Cucumber juice is rich source of vitamin E and C. Apply the juice over the area and gently massage the area. After few weeks the dark spot will lighten.

      August 27, 2018
  9. KL said:

    I got my nose pierced few months back. A black mark has appeared and it is big in size. I have used coco butter to get rid of the dark spot but it has not worked. What should I do?

    May 11, 2018
    • PUP said:

      Give a try for home remedy first before thinking of using other conventional means such as laser therapy.
      • Apply cucumber juice and lemon juice over the dark spot. Cucumber is rich in vitamin E and lemon is rich source of vitamin C. Both are friendly vitamins for the skin.
      • Aloe vera is excellent for skin problems. Its anti inflammatory properties are valuable to reduce inflammation on skin. It is also a good skin moisturizer.
      • Apply turmeric paste over the area for few days. Prepare the paste by mixing turmeric powder and milk cream. Apply the paste for 10 to 15 minutes over the dark spot. Wash it after that with cool water. Practice this three times in a week for few weeks. Over a period of time the dark spot will fade.

      August 10, 2018

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