WELLNESS
08/03/2011 12:00 pm ET Updated Oct 03, 2011

Is Eyebrow Threading Bad For Your Health?

Dermatologist Amy Derick of Barrington, Ill., says eyebrow threading is gentler on the skin than waxing, but its health risks include the potential spread of the herpes virus and staph infections through dirty threads and broken skin. "The consumer needs to be aware that there is a risk with threading, and you need to make sure that there is a clean thread, and the person is washing their hands," she says.

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