Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X – A 3 month follow-up

lhr_carousel5In April I wrote about how I was excited to test out the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4x..  In this post I explained everything you need to know about the Tria.  I ended the post by saying, “I look forward to charging up my new Tria and giving it a try.  I’ll let you know in three months if it is worth the $449 price tag.”

Well, it has been 3 months and I can’t wait to say…..”IT IS SO WORTH IT!!!!”

I actually wanted to tell you this last month but thought I would wait until July.  As I mentioned in April, after coming off of spironolactone I was experiencing more hair growth on my chin area than usual.   I am happy to report that the hair is pretty much vanished.

It hasn’t happened overnight, but I can say by 8 weeks I noticed a huge difference.  It takes longer than a typical in office hair removal.  The laser isn’t as strong.  But to have the convenience of being able to do this at home at really a fraction of the cost of multiple in office visits, is amazing.

My first question to someone who tried the Tria would be, “Does it hurt?”  I worked my way up to the highest level setting.  I used level 5 for most of the three months.  It hurt more at first because there was more hair.  Towards the end of the trial there was much less discomfort.  I would describe the feeling as a warm elastic band being snapped on your skin.  It is a bit uncomfortable and certainly tolerable.

My second question would be, “How long does it take?”  It takes about 2 minutes for me to treat my chin area and I only do this 1x a week.  There is a very minimal time investment.  I am now ready to try other body parts.

And since April Tria has come out with limited edition colors.  Would you believe they have a teal color – perfect for PCOS! You can order here…

Any Tria questions?  Feel free to post them below and I’ll do my best to answer.

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  • http://laserhairremovalsystem.org Kelly

    I love the tria, I too have PCOS and was getting fed up with using creams and waxing always made my skin break out. I only wish I tried it before.

  • http://aworldofpureimaginationblog.weebly.com/1/post/2013/01/intervention.html Leslie G

    Does it work on any type of hair? Mine is very dark and VERY coarse like a mans.

    • http://pcosdiva.com Amy

      You have to look at my initial article. There are some skin types that this won’t work on. It will work on coarse dark hairs if your skin tone is in the right category which they list on their site.

  • Melissa

    Go information to know thx.
    I have weird fears like the hair nearby falling out as I zap my chin.
    I may break down and get this. So tired of tweezers.

  • Tiffany

    Is it permanent or do you have to keep doing it weekly?

    • http://pcosdiva.com Amy

      It is permanent but you may need to do some maintenance from time to time.

  • http://www.rathergeeky.com Jenna W

    I stopped taking my spironolactone a few months ago (after about 5 years on) and am seriously starting to doubt that decision. I wanted to be medication free but my facial hair is out of control! The spironolactone had kept me nearly symptom free for so long that I kind of forgot how horrible I felt before. :(

    In the previous post, you mentioned: “After your first treatment there will be no visible change to the hair. The hair doesn’t immediately fall out. But with additional treatments, there will be a gradual reduction in the number of hairs with each treatment.” –> Does this mean that you have to leave the hair on your face after each treatment? Or can you shave it off after you use the Tria?

  • Mandie

    When you do a treatment, what are the after effects on your skin? I would imagine there is some redness? How long does it last? Is there any scabbing or scaring?

    • http://pcosdiva.com Amy

      I honestly didn’t notice much of any redness and certainly no scaring or scabbing Mandie.

  • L

    oh I am definitely buying this!

    • http://pcosdiva.com Amy

      You won’t be sorry!

  • Deanne

    I did read you info and went to the site, Tyvm. I may be missing it but a other product that is similar only had so many times u could use it before u had to replace a piece of it. Is this product like that? Or is it unlimited uses for the life of the machine?

    • http://pcosdiva.com Amy

      You can recharge it and use it as many times as you like!

  • http://miriansilva.com Mirian

    Would love to try it…but that is a heavy price tag! :(

  • ksunshinee

    So from the first time you do it, 1) how long does the hair have to be? and 2) after the first treatment how long did it take for the hair to be seen again?

    • http://pcosdiva.com Amy

      The hair can be shaven and you can still use it. You will still see the hair the first time you use it. THis is not something that happens overnight. It took a good 8 weeks to really see a big difference. But at this point I have very little hair left and if one does pop up it is very fine and not coarse.

  • Jean C

    Can you tweeze between treatments, or do you have to shave? I’ve never shaved.

    • http://pcosdiva.com Amy

      The downside is that you can’t tweeze. The shaving wasn’t too bad – and you’ll start to notice you’ll be shaving less and less often.

  • Melanie

    I am going to have to put this on my wish list!

  • Kelli S

    My hubby bought this for me for my birthday after begging for it after reading all the excellent reviews. I start today! So excited to get rid of all this facial hair!

    • April

      Hi Kelli, Have you had success with your device. My birthday is coming up and I wanted to try Tria

      Thanks!! !

  • Danielle

    I just ordered my Tria, I am very excited, but very nervous to try it!
    Thanks for this test, it helps to know that it worked for PCOS symptoms before buying!

  • http://tattooremovalpricer.com Kay

    I’m still on the fence. I just think $449 is too much. It would almost be cheaper just to visit a clinic.

    • http://pcosdiva.com Amy

      I think they are offering 20% off before Christmas.

  • Vikki

    As it has been a year since you first purchased the Tria, I was wondering if you are still as happy with it’s results as you were in July? I am considering purchasing one, but that is a lot of money for me so I wasn’t to make sure it’s worth it. Thanks in advance!

    • http://pcosdiva.com Amy

      I am still loving my Tria!

  • Laura

    Have you tried this on your neck?

    • http://pcosdiva.com Amy

      Yes, on my chin and neck. It works for me.

  • Isabel

    I’ve never ever shaved-just plucked. It’s bad on my neck and chin. I want to try this but do I have to shave?

    • http://pcosdiva.com Amy

      Yes,unfortunately you do have to shave in order for the Tria to work.

  • Kay

    Will it work on my blond or light hair? I’ve had other facial hair laser tx that did not work.

  • http://www.tanishalynne.com/ Tanisha

    I’m definitely going to invest and get one. I been struggling since a teenager. Got worse as I got older.

  • Krysn Provost-Acre

    I have to shave my face (full beard and mustache) on a daily basis sometimes twice if I go out in the evening. My back my husband shaves once a month cause it gets so bad. not to mention my chest and stomach. seems like such a heavy price though…….will have to think about it but the idea of not shaving for a week on my face would be AWESOME! lol.

  • mabouda

    Does the laser run out after some use? Do i need to change a part to keep using it?