Eyebrow Threading

I had my eyebrows threaded tonight for the first time in about a year. Usually I have some irritation after having my eyebrows threaded or waxed, and tonight was the same— I got one giant HIVE on my eyebrow, some itching, and a couple other smaller hive bumps in the location of the threading. Nothing major and I expect all signs to be gone by tomorrow. The threader used a little anti-bacterial gel before threading and a little lotion after, but I've never had any sensitivity to these in other circumstances.

Does this happen to anyone else? My skin usually isn't particularly sensitive. What do you do to prevent or recover from the reaction?