Frequently Asked Questions – Threading

What is threading?

Threading hair removal consists of removing rows of hair with twisted threads. It is ideal for removing facial hair, eyebrows and hair on the upper lips. This ancestral hair removal technique comes from the Arabian and Southeast Asian countries.

How is threading done?

A twisted piece of thread, held by the hands and mouth, or only by the hands of esthetician, is placed on the area where hair is removed. The twisting of the thread, controlled by the estheticians, forces the hairs to come out from the root, without causing much pain.

What is the advantage of threading?

The threading method is natural, simple and does not harm the environment since there is no synthetic waste involved. In addition, threading is not only a more precise technique than waxing; but it is also faster and less painful than tweezing. With this technique, you can remove both the shortest and even the thinnest hair, from the root, something that the other methods such as waxing and plucking cannot do.

It is the most suitable method of hair removal for those who have especially sensitive skin.

What is the disadvantage of threading?

Like waxing or plucking, it can cause redness or swelling, although at a lower intensity and it should disappear within an hour.

Advice for after-threading care?

Keep the area without makeup for about 24 hours to prevent bacteria from entering the follicles and causing an infection.

Does threading hurt?

The sensation is similar to that of plucking and can be less painful.

Is threading hygienic, given that one end of the thread has to be held by the mouth?

Yes it is hygienic because the end of the thread that is held by the esthetician’s mouth never touches the client.

Should I do the threading before or after I get a facial?

It is best to allow 24 hours between treatments, but if you want to do it the same day, it is advisable to start with the facial treatment.