Everyone wants to know – what’s the advantage of threading over waxing? First and foremost there is preference – some people choose threading because they find that it takes longer for unwanted hair to grow back. For others, threading is their choice for hair removal because they are using skin creams, taking medication, or antibiotics that cause their skin to become thin and sensitive – like retinol, Retin-A, Accutane, or other topical acne medications. In this case, I highly recommend threading because no chemicals or heat is used to remove the hair. The additives and heat in wax can irritate sensitive skin, and unlike threading, waxing removes the top-most layers of skin. Threading is more gentle on the skin, and even more sanitary that waxing. You won’t hear me say threading is better than waxing for everyone – however, if you're using medicated skin creams, Retin-A, or taking antibiotics threading is the safest bet.