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You could have it waxed, it will get thinner over time that way and usually takes about a month to come back. You can buy facial waxing strips so I am thinking of giving that a go as cheaper than getting it done at the beauticians. I have found that effective in it just not being there any more. No experience of threading unfortunately.
Threading. I had it waxed for years and I am certain waxing has caused some broken capilliaries. The getting thinner over time thing is a myth IME and in anycase, if it's true of waxing it will be true of threading as the principal is the same - i.e. ripping hair out from roots.
Re. spots, I used to get tiny little pimples sometimes after threading, but can honestly say that hardly happens at all now. It was as if it took a few goes for my skin to get used to being threaded, if that makes sense.
Get an cold flannel on it uggmum. Maybe try putting flannel in the freezer for a few minutes to get it cold. Don't use the after care cream which comes with it, I find that it's that that makes it worse.
I'd recommend threading - I used Veet on my blonde tache for years but it started to irritate my skin and because it all grew back at the same rate the hair was more noticeable, plus I had to do it about every 4th day. Now I get it threaded at the same time as having my eyebrows done - once a fortnight, it hurts but takes 2 mins, and have only had a couple of small.pimples. regrowth is softer and more natural looking too - not blunt like with cream. costs £7.50 to get brows and top lip done in my local Superdrug and all the ladies who do it there are really good. Only snag is that they are right by the till so you get an audience!
I've felt loads less self-conscious about it since swapping to threading and have become quite evangelical about it!
Immac facial wax strips. A good rub between your hands to warm them beforw you pull them apart. Stick on well and pull off quick! First couple of times hurts until you get the knack. Then it's 2 minutes every 2 weeks in the privacy of your bathroom and it costs next to nothing.