What Are The Side Effects Of Face Threading?

All of us are looking for effects before entering and doing something. Am I right? Well, human as we are, we try different things and method to beautify ourselves more than what is expected. One of those methods is facial threading.

What is facial threading?

Facial threading is a method of hair removal in the face originating in Iran, India and Central Asia. In more recent times it has gained popularity in Western countries, especially with a cosmetic application (particularly for removing/shaping eyebrows).

Eyebrow threading is considered as facial threading simply because it is the face. Also, it shares the same method of plucking the hair out of the skin. As threading covers smaller areas, it is usually done on the face in areas like the eyebrows, chin, upper lip and sideburns.

Why is it popular?

Threading is the best method to choose if you are not a fan of waxing, shaving or tweezing.

Threading is extremely quick

Threading is done in a short period of time than the other hair removal techniques. The method is done for 10-15 minutes. Unlike waxing, threading allows your skin to maintain its original state, rather than being scratched by the wax.

Long-lasting results

Facial threading can guarantee that you will get a long-lasting result. This results will last for up to three weeks after you thread it. Since threading will pull your hair from the root itself, it takes a longer span of time to grow back. I’m quite sure that you want a flawless skin right?

Less pain than waxing or tweezing

Waxing and shaving your hair produces unbearable pain compared to threading. As they said, it is like a “bite of a tiny ant”, meaning the tingle you will experience from doing threading is nothing than waxing and shaving.

Great for sensitive skin

Materials from waxing and shaving like waxes, creams and such can irritate the skin especially to people who have sensitive skin. It will result in rashes and redness to the applied area.

On the other hand, threading will provide you a safe way in plucking the hair out. It doesn’t use chemical or products that can harm your skin. It only uses a cotton thread. Now, what do you think is better?


General Pain

It is a side effect of eyebrow threading because the hair is being pulled in a constant way in a small area only. In this way,  you will observe the tenderness and softness of your skin.

Though the intensity of the pain is based on the people’s ability to cope up, this pain they will experience does not take a long period of time. If this will happen, just apply aloe vera or cool cream to the threaded area to cool the irritated area after threading.

Watering Eyes

Eyebrow threading causes your eyes to water during and after the procedure. Everybody is experiencing it right? Even me. When you constantly pulling your hair from the skin near to your eyes, I’m sure you experience pain that will result in water to express the pain.

Mostly, we can’t able to control those water so just prepare some cloth to wipe it away as soon as your eyes produce it.


We can surely observe that after threading, you can see that the area is red and tender. It is because the hair was being pulled from the skin. The redness of the skin a natural reaction of your body to repair the damage brought by threading.

The threaded area experiences increased blood flow, helping the eyebrow recover faster from the pulling. Also, this redness will disappear after a few minutes. Don’t forget to apply the aloe vera and cool cream to lessen the redness.

Ingrown Hairs

Commonly after plucking or shaving, ingrown hairs will grow sideways and curl under the skin. This incident will eventually happen to people that have thick hair like in the eyebrow area and upper lip. This is less likely to occur when pulling the hair close to the skin’s base.

If the hair breaks with the follicle still in the skin, rather than removing the entire piece of hair, the hair could become ingrown.



  • Threading is much healthier for the skin than waxing, and it creates no ingrown hairs.
  • It is inexpensive, fast, and relatively painless (with a skilled practitioner).
  • Threading is suitable for all skin types, even those too sensitive for laser hair removal or waxing.
  • It takes no more than 15 minutes to thread both eyebrows.
  • No chemicals are used in threading, so there is no risk of a negative reaction.
  • The results of the treatment last for two to four weeks.


  • It is hard to find a very skilled practitioner, and it is a painful process with an unskilled practitioner.
  • Threading only works on flat surfaces and does not work on bikini lines or knees.
  • For people with severe acne, threading can cause acne ruptures.
  • Like other hair removal methods, threading can cause folliculitis, reddening of the skin and skin pigment change.

Overall, it is necessary to know that facial hair removal through threading is a personal choice. In every method you will use, remember that there can be health consequences associated.