Disclaimer: I was sent the Tria for review. As always, all opinions are my own.
Last month, I was very excited when I was given the opportunity to be sent a Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X for review. I had watched numerous Youtube videos about the device before it arrived, prepping myself with how to use it and learning all I could about it. I had thought about buying one myself for quite awhile now, as I've never done any sort of laser hair removal before but am very interested in it, so I jumped at the opportunity to review it. All the blog reviews I read and videos seemed to say the same thing - it really did work!
Before we start, here's some info about the device. The Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X retails around $400, and you can find it at major stores like Sephora and Ulta. It is the first and only FDA-cleared home-use hair removal laser device, and it uses diode laser technology that dermatologists recommend. How it works: as you move it across your skin, the Tria Laser 4X targets and disables hair follicles to stop hair growth permanently. Note though, because of the way its sensor works, it does not work on every skin tone and hair combination. Lighter complexion and darker hair lead to the best results, but if you have any doubts about your skin tone working, I recommending going in-store to consult a sales representative before purchasing.
The device itself is very simple to use. To activate it, you hold the bottom of the device to the area you're going to be working on, and it will turn on if your skin tone works with the device. There are five levels available, and you can set the level of the laser you want to use. The stronger you set it, the quicker the results you will see, but it will hurt a bit more. I generally set it to level three, and I don't find that painful at all. So far, I've been using it for about a month on my underarms area, and I do see progress. Tria recommends using it once a week for three months to see permanent results.
To use, the device has a small laser area that you hold to the spot that you are removing, and once it beeps twice you move the device slightly to the next spot (overlapping with the first) until it beeps again. Repeat until you've covered the whole area. If you hear a buzzing beep, that means you moved the laser away too quickly and it didn't get the spot. It's important to note that you do need the shave the area first before using the Tria. When in doubt, always consult the instruction manual that comes with the device. I've embedded a short Sephora video explaining how to use the device below so that you can see the Tria in action.
Once I finish with my underarms area, I'm very excited to try it on my legs and face next. For those who don't want to spends thousands of dollars on professional hair removal, the Tria Laser 4X is a great solution for at-home use. Stayed tuned and I'll update here with my final results in a few months!
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