SOURCE: The Institute for Advanced Skincare

September 13, 2007 04:00 ET

Waxing and Tweezing Eyebrows Is History

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - September 13, 2007) - No more waxing, tweezing! Threading is the new trend for getting the perfect eyebrows in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware.

"Most women are used to tweezing or waxing their eyebrows, but now threading, a technique developed mostly in India, has become popular here," says Seema Patel, MD, Medical Director of Shanti Med-Spa in Ardmore and Philadelphia.

"I prefer threading over waxing because it's more precise, less irritating to the skin, doesn't cause breakouts, and you don't have to stop Retin-A prior to getting your eyebrows done," Patel says. "Once people get their eyebrows done by a skilled threader, they never go back to waxing. Threading is for facial and neck hair only."

Shilpa, the threader at Shanti Med-Spa, has been threading eyebrows for over 25 years. When Shilpa shapes eyebrows, she holds the cotton thread in her teeth and the other end of the thread with her hands. The middle of the thread is looped through her index and middle finger on her right hand. She then uses the loop to quickly remove the hair from the skin.

Nicole, a regular customer at Shanti Med-Spa, says, "I come every two weeks. I used to live in NYC where you can find a threader on every block. I couldn't believe there was no threading here in Philadelphia. I love the shape of my eyebrows now. Threading is very precise, the hair grows slower and I don't get any little bumps like I did with waxing."

"For first timers it may feel a little odd, but afterwards it doesn't really hurt," Nicole said. "Waxing made my skin so red, the shape was okay and the hair returned quickly."

Threading eyebrows is convenient and cheap. Patel said it takes five minutes and costs $10. Our clients range from students to professionals of all ages and races, and include men.

She says that once people see how manicured their eyebrows look, most visitors become loyal clients. "Once you find a good threader, I advise you to stick with them. Don't trust your appearance to just anyone."

Learn about threading at www.phillythreading.com. Shanti Medspa @ The Institute for Advanced Skincare located in Philadelphia and Ardmore Pennsylvania is the brainchild of cofounder Seema Patel, MD, MPH, a nationally recognized expert in Health and Beauty.

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