CrystalMatthews0426

Hair Removal

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Has anybody had any experience with threading? I was reading an article that said that hair removal this way was much less painful then wax, and much cheaper then electrolysis, while giving a decent lasting effect. One article said that you could go 2-3 weeks in between threads, another said 4-6 weeks and that the hair will come back in finer, making future threads easier. I was thinking this could be a good start for at least cleaning off my face until I can start to afford to do something more permanent, but want some advice before I start to look deeply. I found a groupon for a full face thread for only $20 and it's very tempting.

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Yes, and it hurts. I keep hearing "you get used to it", I've done it about a dozen times and I'm still waiting. LOL

However, Most have a terrible time finding someone that doesn't screw it up. :/

Generally between $8-15. Some of them let you join for so much time, for a certain amount, and get unlimited threading. 

Happy brows!!

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I have done both threading and waxing on my eyebrows, and it is a toss-up as to the length of time it will be effective. 

HUGE MEGA COLOSSAL WARNING -- Do not try EITHER on extensive parts of your beard hair if you have not been on HRT for many years.  The ads you see are for women's facial hair, NOT BEARDS.   Beard hair is more deeply rooted and much more prone to serious infection.  At one time a member here showed pictures of their face after they had disregarded our warning and we had to take the pictures down as being much too disturbing. <They literally looked like a fire victim>. Save even the small change that either waxing or threading on your face on your full face for the Laser or Electrolysis that will really work if you want truly long term facial hair removal.

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Thank you for the advice. I'm glad I asked before buying the groupon. :D

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The issue with threading is the hair is being pulled out and the hair follicle is not killed.  Another hair grows in its place.  And yes, beard hair grows much deeper than brow hair.  

Jani 

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On 1/12/2017 at 4:42 PM, Jani423 said:

The issue with threading is the hair is being pulled out and the hair follicle is not killed.  Another hair grows in its place.  And yes, beard hair grows much deeper than brow hair.  

Jani 

Yeah, just like waxing, all temporary.....

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I consider threading to only be another option instead of waxing or tweezing, nothing else. It's just to make your brows look great until the hairs start growing in again. I wouldn't have it done anywhere else on my face.

...and it hurts.

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It does hurt, a lot!

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Can anyone tell me (should I be bale to afford it and find time during a working day to have it done) how long  the effects of a treatment show (electrolysis or laser) - do you have redness (or anything else) for hours/days - would it go down in time to go home after a days work?

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11 minutes ago, Amy P said:

Can anyone tell me (should I be bale to afford it and find time during a working day to have it done) how long  the effects of a treatment show (electrolysis or laser) - do you have redness (or anything else) for hours/days - would it go down in time to go home after a days work?

While I'm starting in a couple weeks, the people I've seen and talk to, absolutely. Red, swollen, sore. And it depends on the skin sensitivity and how long the appt.

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4 hours ago, Amy P said:

Can anyone tell me (should I be bale to afford it and find time during a working day to have it done) how long  the effects of a treatment show (electrolysis or laser) - do you have redness (or anything else) for hours/days - would it go down in time to go home after a days work?

Immediately following laser, your face is going to be very hot, and a good laser tech shouldn't allow you to leave until your face has cooled off with some ice packs. After a few sessions, I began bringing some aloe vera sunburn gel that I had kept in the refrigerator with me. That seemed to help, as well. There will be redness for a few hours, absolutely.

With electrolysis, your face will have red bumps wherever the tech was working on you, and that also takes a little bit of time to dissipate. 

As far as how long it will take for the redness to go away, I think it varies. I think the recovery time from laser, at least for me, took longer than electrolysis. 

Then there's also the pre-appointment prep, where it's recommended you cover the areas that will be worked on with a heavy layer of Emla cream about an hour before your appointment, and then reapply more when it's getting closer to your appointment time. I've heard some recommend wrapping plastic wrap around the area (and poke a hole for your mouth) because exposure to air weakens the effect of the Emla cream. Also taking something to dull the pain I hear helps. 

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I think there are different types of laser treatments. I just last Thursday finished my 5th treatment of 24 full body this one was on my face it was not bad she uses a gel like for sonograms which keeps it cool and slick. It can be red for a while and you can get bumps but I have been lucky so far and not had this happen. It did look like my legs had a suntan for a few days it may not have been noticeable except the lower legs were not treated and were lighter in color. I am pleased so far but it only works on dark hair white or blond is not affected much or at all. 

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