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Old 10-01-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: SoCA to NC
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Default Bruised Eyes After Eyebrow Threading

UGH! I feel horrible. My 13 year old daughter has been begging to have her eyebrows done. I went to to visit family out of state and my sister in law took me to have my eyebrows threaded. They turned out beautifully. Better than they have ever looked and for me it was much less painful than waxing. When I came back home I told my daughter I would take her to have this done. Yesterday we went in and had them done. At the end she broke down in tears saying it hurt really really badly. She is one tough nut. Never even flinches when she has her legs waxed etc. I was surprised. Within an hour she had a heachache. Today she looks like she has two black eyes. Her eyelids look "bruised". I fear something went terribly wrong. The only thing I can think of that was different at this place than where I had mine done is the thread itself. The thread they used on me looked like a thick waxed thread. The thread that was used on my daughter yesterday was just like sewing machine thread. In fact it was a spool of the same type of thead I use on my sewing machine. My daughter says it still hurts over 24 hours later. This can't be normal????? Has anyone ever heard of this happening? I'm not even sure what to do about it.
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:22 PM
 
Location: US
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That happens for the same reason it does with waxing. Coarse hair + sensitive skin + (maybe) improper technique. It can happen though even when done right on sensitive areas. Perfectly normal. Maybe with her next "begging" session you can tell her to google the risks first and see then if she still wants it done.
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
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UGH! I feel horrible. My 13 year old daughter has been begging to have her eyebrows done. I went to to visit family out of state and my sister in law took me to have my eyebrows threaded. They turned out beautifully. Better than they have ever looked and for me it was much less painful than waxing. When I came back home I told my daughter I would take her to have this done. Yesterday we went in and had them done. At the end she broke down in tears saying it hurt really really badly. She is one tough nut. Never even flinches when she has her legs waxed etc. I was surprised. Within an hour she had a heachache. Today she looks like she has two black eyes. Her eyelids look "bruised". I fear something went terribly wrong. The only thing I can think of that was different at this place than where I had mine done is the thread itself. The thread they used on me looked like a thick waxed thread. The thread that was used on my daughter yesterday was just like sewing machine thread. In fact it was a spool of the same type of thead I use on my sewing machine. My daughter says it still hurts over 24 hours later. This can't be normal????? Has anyone ever heard of this happening? I'm not even sure what to do about it.

Nothing went "wrong" per se. Just like many have a reaction to waxing, that was her reaction to threading. I typically get reddish around the area, but it subsides after a short period.

The thread that my technicians' have used is like sewing thread.
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:19 AM
 
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I'm not a beautician or a cosmetogist but I am a long retired Emergency Medical Technician. If she is still having pain today, please make up ice packs for her to hold over her eyes to help reduce the pain and bruising. If her eyes are still painful (not sore but painful) tomorrow, I suggest that you follow up with her doctor. Anytime you are dealing with injury (even bruising) around the eyes, it needs to be taken seriously. Yes, I've had my eyebrows threaded many times (as have many of my friends and family)and have never heard of such a severe reaction. I hope your daughter is feeling better today!
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Is your daughter by chance using any acne treatments? Many of them cause increased sensitivity and/or skin fragility.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Land Of Moose, Blueberries, and Chickadees
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Before this thread, I had never even HEARD of eyebrow threading. I don't have the faintest idea what it is...but I'm about to Google it.

Strange what we do to ourselves.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Oakland CA
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Has she ever had her eyebrows tweezed before? I remember the first time I tweezed it was a bit of a nightmare.... but if it doesn't ease up DEFINITELY see a doctor
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: SoCA to NC
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Thanks everyone. Still sore today but the area has "calmed down" signifiantly. What a nightmare! Oh and to answer the acne treatment question.....no the only thing she uses on her face is Philosophy face wash and a cetaphil face lotion.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
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Thanks everyone. Still sore today but the area has "calmed down" signifiantly. What a nightmare! Oh and to answer the acne treatment question.....no the only thing she uses on her face is Philosophy face wash and a cetaphil face lotion.
Glad to hear she's improved!!!

Everyone has a different reaction to things. I remember the first time I got a bikini wax.I had PURPLE bruises in the area!!!

I won't go into details, but it was not a pretty site.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: US
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Glad to hear she's improved!!!

Everyone has a different reaction to things. I remember the first time I got a bikini wax.I had PURPLE bruises in the area!!!

I won't go into details, but it was not a pretty site.
DANG!

Did they use hard wax?
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