Eyebrow threading popular with skin-sensitive people

Esthetician Shehnaz Adam at Saints European in Sylva talks with News 13 about eyebrow threading. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

"It's a very old, ancient, technique," Esthetician Shehnaz Adam of Saints European in Sylva said about eyebrow threading.

"It uses 100-percent cotton thread, and the hair is weaved through the thread and pulled out from the root," she explained.

It's the only option now for Sandra McMahan after waxing left her with chemical burns.

"Scabs that literally came off three days later... so it was not a fun experience at all," recalled the educator. "This (eyebrow threading) is simple, easy."

"The medical benefit is that it is great for sensitive skin," Adam insisted. "The skin in that area stays taut without losing elasticity in the brow area."

"It's very precise with shaping," said McMahan's daughter, Summer. "Your brows literally look just as good as if you were waxing."

The procedure doesn't take long, typically 10 to 15 minutes at a cost of between $16 and $20.

"Dermatologists, they tend to refer clients clients to us because their patients are on Retin-A or Accutane," Adam said.

Even those with perfect skin have no regrets giving it a try.

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