Hair removal threading may be new to North America, but it's an old-world hair removal technique that's quick, easy and inexpensive. Used in the Eastern countries for centuries, threading removes the entire hair strand including the root. Results last for up to 4-6 weeks and because it is very accurate, can be used to sculpt eyebrows to perfection.
Threading uses a simple piece of cotton string that removes unwanted hair by lassoing the hair and ripping it out as the string twists. The technique is sanitary as fresh string is always used. No hair removal chemicals or wax touch the skin.
Similar to laser hair removal treatments, some people may experience a permanent reduction in unwanted hair growth as hair follicles become damaged and desensitized over time.
Threading is a good option for people with very sensitive skin who are susceptible to inflammation, blotching & redness.
The removal of hair is done by a technician who can trim both eyebrows in a few minutes. The pain is minimal and since the entire root is removed, treatments don't have to be repeated as often as shaving. For those who are inclined to acquiring a new skill, threading can be done at home by yourself to save cost.
One benefit of hair threading is that unwanted hair only needs to be about 1/16 inch long before the string can work its magic, unlike waxing & laser hair treatments in which the hairs must first be a noticeably longer.
Hair removal threading is usually done on the face but can be done on other body parts, albeit with a bit more discomfort.