Threading is an ancient method of hair removal originating in Central Asia and India.  In more recent times, it has gained popularity in Western countries.  Threading is done using a cotton thread and the twisting action of the thread traps the hair and lifts it out of the follicle.  Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, threading can remove short lines of hair. This method of hair removal is more effective and less painful than tweezing. Threading is typically done on eyebrows, the upper lip and chin as well as other areas of the face.  Facial threading has a minimal chance of irritation and it is very well suited for sensitive skin, especially for those who are on Retin A and Accutane.  It's extremely sanitary as only the thread touches the skin, and it's thrown away after use.

After threading, it is highly recommended that you wait at least two hours before applying moisturizers, cleansers or makeup directly to the threaded area to keep bacteria away from open pores.