Threading is a technique that uses a thread (polyester) to remove unwanted hair by plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, threading can remove short rows of hair.
The benefits of eyebrow threading as opposed to eyebrow waxing are that it provides more precise control in shaping eyebrows. Also, compared to waxing, threading is gentler on the skin and is less likely to cause skin pigmentation. This technique is highly recommended for patients who have melasma, a skin condition that causes brown to gray-brown patches, usually on the face.
Threading can be used as a method of removing unwanted hair on the entire face and upper lip area. It can be painful as several hairs are removed at once; however, this can be minimized if it is done correctly with the right pressure.
Treatment time: it depends on the area treated.