Facial threading is a hair removing treatment that dates back thousands of years. Originating in the Middle East and Far Eastern Asia, the practice has since become so effective that it has spread right across the entire globe. Although facial threading originated so long ago, the procedure works so well that it has barely altered at all throughout the years.
What makes facial threading so popular?
One of the reasons that facial threading is so popular all across the world is because it offers a number of advantages over other treatments that are on the market. Threading effectively removes a number of hairs at once, meaning that you spend less time and experience less pain than you would with other treatments, and when the hairs are removed they are pulled right from their roots in order to achieve results that last for a long time. In comparison to other well recognized treatments facial threading is by far the most convenient option. While using wax can also remove the hair from the root, it is often extremely painful, and other methods such as tweezing can take up a lot of time while hair removal creams will not even reach the hair follicle.
How does facial threading work?
To carry out the technique a trained technician uses a very thin piece of thread, which is doubled and then twisted in order to pick up and grip the hairs that it rolls over, plucking them out at the follicle level. This technique allows for much more precision than some of the aforementioned methods and creates wonderful definition on areas such as the eyebrows. Areas that can be treated with threading include the neck, lip, chin, eyebrow, forehead, side of the face and the full face.
After the treatment is complete you should leave your skin to recover for 24 hours and avoid touching it, particularly with any chemical agents like soaps, cleansers or moisturisers. The areas that have been threaded can sometimes feature a little redness following the procedure but this sensitivity is only short lived and your skin will return to normal extremely quickly.
Get in touch with Leeds Smooth Skin Clinic if you have any questions about facial threading and they will be more than happy to provide you with some information!