You’ve probably heard of threading in terms of eyebrows, but have you heard of full-face threading? It’s a cheap, affordable hair removal treatment – but what are the benefits, and will it suit you? Here’s everything you need to know:

How Does Full Face Threading Work?

Your technician will use a very fine thread, looping it around individual hairs and pulling them out by the root. While that sounds time-consuming, it’s pretty fast, and it gives long-lasting results. If you’re bothered by fine hairs on your chin, the sides of your face, and your upper lip, this is an excellent treatment to try out.

What Are the Benefits?

There are several benefits, including:

  • Price – it is affordable, especially compared to something like laser hair removal
  • Long-lasting results – you’ll stay hair-free for anywhere from 3-6 weeks, as hair is pulled from the root
  • Speed – it’s a fairly quick treatment, taking as little as 15 minutes. That’s quicker than waxing and laser treatment.
  • Skin-friendly – if you find that wax doesn’t react well with your skin, threading is the perfect solution, as it’s really gentle and kind to the skin, with no chemicals involved
  • Eliminates Ingrown Hairs – shaving and waxing can cause ingrown hairs, which can be incredibly painful. While it’s possible to get ingrown hair with threading, it’s less likely than it would be with other hair removal methods
  • Precise – this is a very precise treatment. You can have tiny hairs removed precisely where you request them

Any Downsides?

The downsides to this quick hair removal option are very minimal but include:

  • Stinging Sensation – like most hair removal, threading can be a little painful. It’s certainly more painful than shaving but possibly less painful than waxing, depending on your pain threshold
  • Redness – it can cause a bit of redness, which is temporary, but may mean you’ll want to head home afterwards rather than going back to the office if it makes you feel self-conscious.

Is There Anything Else I Should Know?

You should try to avoid going for threading treatment during your period. This is because your skin is naturally more sensitive. Even if you’re used to threading or waxing, it’s still a good idea to avoid it during that time of the month because you may find it goes from ‘tender’ to ‘painful’.

What Is the Aftercare Like?

There are a few things you should know about threading aftercare. For the 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid staying out in direct sunlight for prolonged periods, as your skin will be more prone to sun damage.

You should also avoid:

  • Wearing makeup
  • Touching the threaded areas of skin
  • Swimming
  • Saunas
  • Steam rooms
  • Spray tannings

Once the 24 hours are up, you can go about your business as usual!

Is Full Face Threading for Me?

It could be! If you’re bothered by peach fuzz or stubborn upper lip hair, threading is an excellent choice – it doesn’t take long, it’s great if you have sensitive skin, and after 24 hours, you’re good to go!