Some of us are born with perfect eyebrows. The rest of us just aren’t so lucky. When it comes to the art of shaping our brows, not all of us can hold a tweezer steady or are comfortable with hot wax. The three main ways of shaping brows include waxing, threading and tweezing-  but, what method works best? Depending on your comfort level, your skin and a few other traits, they might all work for different reasons, or maybe your best just plucking them at home.

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  1. Waxing: Waxing at home is incredibly dangerous for your skin and health (see our blog post on that, here) but having a professional wax your brows is a great method of having someone else do the dirty work. If you’re uncomfortable putting your brow shape into someone else’s hands, remember that profession estheticians will always ask you what kind of shape you’re looking for and options for brow shapes before coming at your face with hot wax. Some downsides to waxing is that, well, it hurts a little bit. Depending on your pain tolerance, waxing may just feel like a pinch or it could make your eyes water. In any case, the pain should never be excruciating and experienced estheticians won’t have the wax too hot for your face. If you have sensitive skin, waxing may leave you red and blotchy for a while after your waxing. This is nothing to worry about and should go away.
  2. Threading: Threading is a natural option; threading doesn’t involve chemicals and is done with 100% cotton thread. Threading involves using thread to precisely remove a clean line of hair. Hair usually takes longer to grow back and the process involves mild pain, similar to tweezing a few hairs at once. The problem with threading is that while its popularity has grown in the US, many professionals are still inexperienced with it and can mess up- which can cause pain and uneven brows.
  3. Tweezing: Tweezing is a long process, but makes for very specific and detailed shaping. Tweezing is also convenient because, as long as you’re not making drastic shape changes, you could tweeze your brows from home, simply getting rid of unwanted stray hairs. Tweezing has its own threshold of pain, but since you’d probably have control of the tweezers, your pain level is up to you. A downside of tweezing at home is that it’s not guaranteed by a professional. Many professional establishments will tweeze eyebrows, but most wax or thread, or use tweezing on top of either to get smaller hairs. Another downside of tweezing from home is that it’s very easy to pluck- and then you only have yourself to blame for your lack of brows.

Whether your prefer a professional opinion or to do them yourself, your brows need careful care and consideration when being tweezed, waxed or threaded. At Zimmet Vein & Dermatology, we understand the importance of even, clean brows and offer professional shaping services. Contact us today to make an appointment with one of our experienced estheticians.