About two months ago I wrote a Tria Laser Hair Removal System review. Now for the much anticipated update – does the Tria Laser work?
The Good News
It works! Really! I’ve had significant hair decrease on the areas I’ve consistently used it on. (Key word – consistently. See below.)
It’s more affordable then getting it done in a salon.
I loved being able to “zap” during nap time, while on the phone or after the kids were in bed.
The “Bad” News
The “zap” area on the laser is smaller than when I got it professionally done which makes the TRIA ideal for underarms, bikini or other small areas, but a bit of time commitment for treating larger areas like legs. The TRIA only holds about 30 minutes of charge which means it will take you 3-4 charge sessions to do one complete round on your legs (and it takes 6-8 hours to charge in between).
You don’t have an appointment. Let me explain. When I had laser treatments done in the salon, I had a set time on my calendar, babysitting lined up and never missed an appointment. When you’re trying to do your laser in-house, there seem to be a zillion other things that can take you away from finishing (or even starting) your treatment.
You need to be able to inflict mild pain on yourself. If you can’t handle waxing or going dancing in stilletos than home lasering may not be for you. It does have a sting to it and YOU are the one who has to keep moving the laser forward to the next spot. If you’re the type of person who needs someone else to do the pain-inflicting, consider hiring a professional to laser you.
Put your laser treatments on your calendar. Pencil them in. Set aside clear time that you are going to do it. Otherwise laundry/kids/blogs/life/(fill in the blank) will take up that time and you won’t laser and you won’t see any hair loss. Laser treatments require consistency and that’s something that can go by the wayside when you’re attempting to do it at home.
Keep track of where you’ve lasered by making a grid on your skin with an eyeliner pencil (I used a white pencil). Divide the areas to be lasered into a grid and laser one grid section at a time. Otherwise if you look up to laugh at a funny part in the movie, you’ll totally forget where you left off.
Buy this in the fall. Or winter. Or if you buy it now, there’s a good chance you may not be able to use it for a few months. I’m fairly fair skinned and don’t attempt to tan, but currently my legs are deemed too dark by the sensor to unlock the TRIA. Though summer is the time everyone is reminded about how much they want to look great and hairless in as few clothes as possible, laser hair removal and summer sun do not mix. This is a process you want to do in the fall and winter. Bottom Line: If you’re committed to putting in the time, the TRIA is a winning investment!
You can buy the Tria at triabeauty.com
Also: Check out Jodi’s first review of the Tria Laser Hair Removal Device, and her second review of the Tria Laser Hair Removal Device.
Kate received this device at no cost, and affiliate links are included within.