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Tria Laser Review

Trying Tria: The First-Quarter Update

It's been three months since Tria sent me one of their at-home laser hair removal gadgets to try out. At $995, the device is hardly cheap — but it's a lot less expensive than having laser hair removal in a medical spa or doctor's office. Many of you have asked how things are going, so here's the update.

As it turns out, I have the pain threshold of a hamster. Where other people probably feel just a snap from the laser, I feel a quick jolt of needling pain. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I'm in a hair-removal gulag or anything, but I am a big baby and sometimes the zapping hurts. Tria has three levels of intensity, and as long as I put it on its lowest setting, it's not too bad.

So how hirsute am I these days? To find out,


I hope this isn't an overshare, but I treated my bikini line and left shin with Tria. I chose my bikini line because I hate spending money on waxing every month, and I used my shin as a "control" to see whether the hair truly was disappearing. Three months into the laser-ing, most of the hair is gone. It seems too good to be true, but it is true: I haven't waxed since September, and I have only a few stray hairs. With a few more Tria sessions, they'll be gone.

As for my legs, I let my hair grow out for a few weeks. (I'd like to tell you that this is because I care deeply about measuring my hair-removal process, but really, I'm just lazy.) Here, too, I could tell a difference: The areas I'd zapped with Tria had much less hair. Success!

All in all, I'm pleased with my Tria experience. I absolutely love not having to schedule bikini waxes, and dealing with some discomfort is definitely worth it. Obviously, the price of Tria means that it's not going to be an impulse purchase, but if you already have your heart set on laser hair removal, it's a more affordable way to do it.

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Beauty Beauty 7 years
Gonna update y'all tomorrow — check out the site in the morning!
Brent212 Brent212 8 years
Nevermind about the first question. A quick glance at the Tria website provided the answer. How much does lasering typically cost?
Brent212 Brent212 8 years
Do you actually have to zap each individual hair, or does it get all the hair in a small area? Haven't seen any good comparison of this and the No No. Which do you prefer?
katel katel 8 years
Bella, do you think the Tria better than the No!No! laser? Thanks!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
I'd probably use it on the back of my legs where the thin blonde hair resists all attempts to wax or shave it off.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I wouldn't mind trying but I would have to wait for someone to come out with a laser for ethnic skin.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
Considering I paid $800 for laser in my bikini area (tmi) this is a pretty good deal. I just don't know if I could do it to myself though. It was pretty painful when I got it done but the results were great. It is tempting though as I always felt bad for the laser ladies as they were all up in my bizness.
misfitgirl misfitgirl 8 years
Laser hair removal works best on light skin and dark hair. Gilette has actually parterned with a company called Palomar Medical in an effort to design lasers for hair removal that can treat a wider range of skin types. Working in the laser industry for 5+ years, I would never use lasers for anything...Lasik, hair removal, anything. They're incredibly dangerous...if something goes wrong, it is permanently ain't ever fixing it.
psterling psterling 8 years
Looks like I know what I'll be asking for for my birthday! Thanks Bella!
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Psterling, it takes about half an hour. The laser covers a small amount of skin, so I usually do this while watching a DVD. I use it once a month or so.
NouraBee NouraBee 8 years
OMG !!! @_@ This is Amazing !! T.Y bella
emalove emalove 8 years
I'd love this, but I'm like you, Bella...I have the lowest pain tolerance imaginable! Haha.
psterling psterling 8 years
I'd rather use a product like this than go to a med-spa for sure.
psterling psterling 8 years
Bella, about how long does it take to do a leg? And how often do you use it?
tatsauce tatsauce 8 years
I wish I could try this out but I have a feeling I won't be as successful since I'm on the tan side and I scar very easily.
thelorax thelorax 8 years
Ooh this is exciting, Bella! I had my bikini area professionally treated already but this is something I would consider for...well...everything else!
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
I'll pass I'd need a professional for that type of work.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Thanks for the update. When you're on vacation some time Bella can I fill in for you and maybe I'll get some amazing free items to test out? ;)
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