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Checking In with the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X

Checking In with the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X

Checking In with the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X . I’ve now used it several times. I’ve been using it under my arms in the hopes of reducing my underarm hair. I just started using it on the stray hair on my boobs that I typically just pluck out. (I know, I know, such a taboo subject! I had no idea that other people had random stray hairs like this until recently.)

As you know, I have very fair skin and very dark hair naturally. I’m not very hairy, as the dark hair on my body is from the knees down, my bikini zone, my underarm hair, and the few strays on my boobs. From my understanding, the higher the contrast between your hair and skin, the better the laser should work. However, keep in mind that laser  hair removal is not permanent. It should provide you with a reduction in hair, up to 70%.

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Checking In with the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X

I have seen a slight reduction in my underarm hair so far. I think I would see more of a reduction if I was able to turn up the laser to a higher level. Unfortunately for me, I can only handle the device on the lowest setting. If you don’t have thin skin like I do, and you can use it on the higher settings, I think you would see faster results than I’m seeing. However, I’m going to keep at it! I really do find the device to be very easy to use. I’m also pretty sure this is less painful than getting it done in an office. When I’ve had my laser treatments for rosacea, which is to my face, they’re pretty uncomfortable. People normally say ‘it’s like a rubber band snapping against your skin’, but for me it feels like I’m being electrocuted.

The Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X is the first (and I think currently the only) FDA-cleared laser available for home use. It’s very easy to use. You put the bottom of the device against your skin (like your leg) and it gets a reading for your skintone. Then you can proceed to use it on the area you want to see hair reduction. You need to do quite a lot of pulses per area of skin. So for my underarms I’m supposed to do it for 4 to 5 minutes, for about 200 pulses, each side.

Let me know if you have any questions about my experience with the Tria!

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  • To be honest, It has really worked for me. I was really fed up of my chin hairs that I really had and I went to professional laser hair removal successfully at other times and other places on my body. I saw good results but I either dropped or grew back with much finer than before. I would like to recommend to my family and friends.

  • Hey Courtney, have you tried anything besides the Tria 4X? Nordstroms and Kohls has the Silk N Flash unit, and I was wondering if you researched that at all? Thanks for the update, I really would like to know as much as possible regarding this matter…Do you have PCOS? or any hormonal issues that has caused stray hairs like I do?

  • I really want to try this out, but it’s not in my budget at the moment… maybe soon. With PCOS my hair growth is out of control

  • I’m liking having less armpit hair too, Yay!! And OMG the boob hairs. WTF. I nursed 3 kids and I swear there was more after each one. I didn’t think to use this…but maybe I will. Thanks for sharing!

  • I think the very last place I would put a laser is on my boobs! (I, too, get a stray on the aureola from time to time, but just assumed it was because I have PCOS. Guess it’s more common than I thought!) I suppose if you can handle the Tria there, so could I.

  • I love reading your experience with Tria! I have a Veet and am pretty impressed with the results.

  • I’ve never tried one but my hair is naturally blonde so I don’t know if it would work. It sounds like most of the testers are stopping at 2 so don’t feel bad.

  • I tried to do Level 3, but it was a no go. I have quite a high pain tolerance, but can only inflict Level 2 on my underarms. I tried it on my hobbit feet and just above my ankles to see how high of a setting I can handle and managed Level 4. I’m pretty excited to laser hair remove everywhere! 😀

  • I worked myself up to a 3 and I think I’ll be sitting there for awhile. So far I’ve noticed my arm hair grows back slower and it’s much more fine. I’ve been impressed with my tria!

  • Interesting to see that laser hair removal can now be done at home!
    I’ve done it at a medical spa, and to be honest I don’t see much difference after 6 sessions. I wonder if my hair is not dark enough.
    One thing that helped a lot with the pain is to use an ice pack. You wrap it in a towel and put it under your arm for a few minutes, then proceed to pulse. With that trick the nurse was able to use the highest laser setting on me, and I have a low tolerance for pain!

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