What Is Threading ?
Threading is an ancient method of hair removal in which thin and short facial hairs are gently removed using thin crisscrossed cotton threads rolled over the face.
It is a very gentle and painless process to remove facial hair and to give the eyebrows the desired shape and arch.
Advantages of Threading Over Waxing:
- Does not peel off a layer of skin
- Lengthens the time taken for hair to grow back
- Skin does not get as red and irritated
- Individual hairs can be pulled out
- The hair being removed does not need to be as long, but just above the skin
- No additional hair will be produced and existing hairs will not get stronger
- The finest hairs from the skin surface will be picked up
- Skin is left smooth
What does threading feel like? Does it hurt?
Threading is comparable to tweezing or waxing. You may feel a pinching or light scraping sensation, but most customers agree that threading is no more uncomfortable than other hair removal methods.
How long does threading take?
A simple eyebrow threading can take just 5-10 minutes. The upper lip takes about 5 minutes; a full face thread takes about 20-30 minutes.
What areas of the body can be threaded?
How long does threading last?
Depending on your hair type and area of the face, full re-growth can be anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks. Hair will start to grow back sparse and finer after repeated threading because hair is pulled out at the root, which weakened it. You can get re-threaded as soon hair grows just above the skin, whereas with waxing the hair needs to be at least 2/8” long before it can be removed again.
If I get my full face threaded, will the hair grow back darker?
No. Since hairs are being removed from the root they actually tend to grow back finer over time.
Why does the esthetician put the thread in her mouth?
The thread must be pulled taut in order to accurately and precisely remove each hair. However, the thread that touches the esthetician’s mouth never touches your face.
Is it okay to get threaded if you have sensitive skin?
Yes. However, depending on your sensitivity level, you may experience redness or minor bumps at site, but it should subside in 10-15 minutes. In rare cases, the area may remain red for an hour or two. If you tend to break out after treatment, we recommend not using the lotion or aloe gel that your esthetician usually applies. Refrain from using face products for a few hours until the area is less sensitive. If you develop a rash that does not subside, call your dermatologist.
Can I specify how I want my brows shaped?
Yes! Before you begin, let your esthetician know how you want your brows shaped and how thick or thin you’d like them.
My brows don’t have a natural arch, is it possible to get them shaped that way?
Absolutely, but be aware that to create an arched look, our estheticians will need to remove more hair which creates a thinner brow. If you want a thicker brow shaped to your natural contours, we don’t recommend the arched look.
I over tweezed. How long should I wait before my next threading appointment?
Although hair can be removed once it’s grown above the surface of the skin, we recommend waiting for about two weeks to give your eyebrows a chance to grow back in so your esthetician can give you the shape you want. You can come in anytime for a “clean up.”
What should I do to prepare for threading?
Let your hair grow just above the skin and you’re ready. If you want a new or different shape to your brows, let them grow a bit but do not tweeze them so your esthetician can see their natural shape before suggesting the best shape for your face.
Is it safe to get threaded after cosmetic surgery?
Check with your doctor about the specific healing time for your procedure and inquire how long you should wait until to resume threading.