It took me a bit to finally get this to work. Once I got it to work it truly worked! It’s a quick alternative to tweezing. It does sting quite a bit at first but once you have gotten used to it it doesn’t sting as bad. Also if you have a lot of hair starting out with this it will definitely be uncomfortable. As I said you will need to take some time once you receive this to get the hang of it. I have heard people compare this to threading but I have personally never had threading done.