Is Eyebrow Threading Painful?

Eyebrow threading is a centuries old technique and is considered to be one of the most minimally painful methods of shaping eyebrows- especially when done by specialists. Eyebrow threading can be uncomfortable for the first time, and of course all levels of pain varies from person to person. However, most people have reported it to be less painful than waxing or tweezing.

With the proper personal preparation, and using an experienced professional with skilled techniques, you can have a comfortable and successful eyebrow threading experience.

Factors that Affect Pain during Eyebrow Threading

How much pain or discomfort you experience during threading can depend on several factors, as with any other cosmetic treatment.

Tips to Minimize Pain during Eyebrow Threading
  1. Eyebrow Thickness

The thickness of your eyebrows, and whether or not you have had hair removal treatments before, may impact the level of pain you experience during threading. Thicker, coarser eyebrows may be more stubborn to remove and may cause a longer session and some slight discomfort. Similarly, coarse or uneven eyebrows from previous waxing or tweezing may also be uncomfortable at first, but threading is a great way to undo the backwards ways of those previously damaging methods.
  1. Skin Sensitivity 

If you have sensitive skin, you may be more prone to experiencing pain or discomfort during eyebrow threading. Sensitive skin tends to be more reactive to stimuli. However, telling your threading specialist about this before your treatment will allow them to help accommodate you better with things such as topical analgesics, ice, OTC pain relievers, and others. 
  1. Technique

The technique used by any threading specialist can also impact the pain level you experience. Making sure you are in the care of a certified, skilled professional that has experience with proper eyebrow threading techniques is essential to minimizing your discomfort, as well as making you feel at ease with your treatment.A properly trained and experienced threading professional will know the right amount of tension to remove hair efficiently without causing excessive pain. In contrast, an inexperienced or unskilled professional may use too much tension, causing unnecessary discomfort.
  1. Preparation

You can help prepare yourself for your threading experience by making sure your skin is clean and you are properly hydrated. When dehydrated, your skin may be more sensitive, making threading more uncomfortable. On the other hand, if you are well-hydrated, and have checked with your threading specialist about what to do or not do before your appointment, you can minimize any potential pain or discomfort.
While pain during eyebrow threading can vary from person to person, being aware of any of these factors can help you better understand why you may be experiencing more or less pain during the shape of your eyebrows.

Tips to Minimize Pain during Eyebrow Threading

If you are concerned about experiencing pain during eyebrow threading, there are several things you can do to help minimize discomfort. 

Here are some tips to consider.

  • Make sure you are comfortable talking to your specialist about any concerns you may have about your skin and how to properly prepare in advance if you are worried.
  • If you are experiencing discomfort during the process, don’t be afraid to speak up and let your threading professional know. They can adjust their technique to make the process more comfortable for you. This is about your experience, goals, and most of course your comfort.
  • Caffeine and alcohol can increase pain sensitivity. Avoid consuming these substances before your appointment to help minimize discomfort.
  • Talk to your specialist about using a numbing cream or gel designed for eyebrow threading to help reduce pain. You would apply the cream or gel to the eyebrow area 15-20 minutes before your appointment.
  • Choosing an experienced threading professional who can work efficiently with your personal brows and goals will help you prepare and minimize any discomfort you may experience.

Results of Eyebrow threading last up to several weeks if done properly. Remember to take deep breaths and relax during the process! Tensing up can make the process uncomfortable, so stay calm and relaxed, and trust your threading specialist at Nova Lashes.

Get beautiful Shaped Eyebrows With Threading

Whether you want a natural, understated look or a bold and dramatic one, our eyebrow threading services will help you achieve your personal goals to make you feel and look your best.

Threading professionals at Nova Lashes Studio in Philadelphia have cosmetic certifications and extensive experience in eyebrow shaping, styling, and treatments. Make an appointment today and get a personalized threading experience for brows that will enhance your beauty, according to you.