For those of you following my blog, you will have already known that I’ve provided quite detailed information regarding the home permanent hair removal machines I’d recommend, for the full list of my recommendations, click here
As you can see, there is a quite a few different machines that are applicable for absolutely every-body!
But people want more information.
They wanted a detailed ‘how to’ and also wanted ‘what was the first session like using the Tria?’
I can still to this day remember the excitement when I received my Tria package in the mail and I can still remember the first time I placed my skin against the Tria’s skin tone sensor at the bottom of device. And your in luck, wanting more information and you got it. At the time I first started out, I started writing a diary, documenting my experience using it. I seem to have a diary for everything in my life and I’ve found out that they come in handy!
I would just like to let everyone know that this is not a sponsored post. I purchased the Tria with my own money and used it accordingly for a hair problem I have suffered with for all my life. All opinions and experiences are honestly and absolutely my own.
Okay so I just got the Tria today and decided I’d maintain a ‘diary’ of my experience, (It’s pretty hard to find a review that addresses users concerns before they buy it) especially those who don’t have the pearly white skin as recommended by most home hair removal devices.
I’m from European parents, however I am also not quite tan at the moment since I’ve been stuck inside the house because of this ridiculous cold all winter so basically I’m a pale tan, with very dark – like literally jet black hair.
Being European means, that you are going to have quite a bit more hair in uncomfortable places, so I knew that this Christmas I was going to get myself some sort of a hair removal device. I thought of electrolysis but it just seems so brutal, and I wanted to do it myself, so that I could avoid some of the crazy costs at clinics and because to be honest I’m not comfortable baring my nude privates to just anyone. Anyway, so I ultimately decided on the Tria – hoping to get the best Price for Quality and here is my little journal of Tria use.
The Tria is pretty big, I just opened it and it’s not a bit on the petite side, so I’m kinda going to disagree with the reviewers who said it’s too small and covers too little space (the head). I don’t think I’d have enough control over it if it was any bigger so size wise – perfect. Also the Star Trek Laser gun type shape makes it easier to maneuver, so for now size and modeling – 5 stars!
Pre-Tria Treatment – okay so, according to the manual there is a bunch of stuff you have to do before you can use the Tria, so while I leave the Tria on charge I am off to finish my list of tasks, first things first, I already have frozen peas in the fridge AND I have my handy numbing cream by my side so I am taken care of in the pain aspect. All I need to do is take a shower so that I can shave (you have to shave where you want to use the Tria). Pre Treatment preps are therefore – done!
Right, so I am now ready to start my official DAY ONE of treatment – the frozen peas have been applied to my shins and the numbing cream is well in effect, my shins are absolutely numb to the touch, and my Tria is geared and I have already got an idea of how to do the grid map (the Tria needs to be used in a grid format for best results).
Zap One on Level One – Didn’t really feel it, by passing level 2 (talk about confidence), moving up to Three.
Zap Two on Level Three – Sting – slight; agree with the rubber band analogy, going to try five.
Zap Three on Level Five – Okay definitely a bit more than a sting (Possibly because of my skin tone, not totally sure) hurt quite a bit but I must say the pain goes as fast as it came. Maybe, is my handy frozen peas and numbing cream combo LOL
Zapping a two inch grid segment and a similar pattern on the left underarm, since I might need help on my right – these are basically my trial runs. Will treat again in two weeks to see how they progress.
Two Weeks Later…
Two weeks later – the leg hairs I can’t really tell a difference in (they were already thin) but the underarm hairs look a bit thinner! (Might be wishful thinking) Treatment Two underway – will know for sure at the next session.
Four weeks later – NOT wishful thinking! Definite improvement in underarm hair, less coarse and thinner and it comes out like way slower. I have ingrown hair but haven’t seen an improvement in them yet, but am now totally committed to following the instruction manual to the letter! Am now about to use on my right underarm as well, SO HAPPY!
Six weeks later – The results on the left side are much more prominent with the right, but, I’m using a Four on the right, so I should be able to catch up soon (used a three on the left), the ingrown hairs are still confusing, I haven’t really noticed new once but the old one’s are still kind of there – going to use a scrub today when I shower, I’ve read a few reviews where they just fall out, could be what I’ve missed out on.
Eight weeks later – UNDER ARMS ARE PRACTICALLY HAIRLESS! The scrub worked wonders for the underarms, looks like they just needed a nice rub, and a lot of the ingrown just came out, I mean I almost jumped for joy when I realized. Now on to the rest of the body, going to give my upper lip the first round of Tria treatment today.
Used a two on the upper-lip, way more sensitive than the underarms but I think I can move up to a three next time. First time doing my arms as well, used a four, was fine, and didn’t hurt much.
Need to restart on the legs, totally forgot about them!
Sixteen weeks later – The Tria is worth it. That is literally all I have to say. Having followed it to a T the past three months, I am now in love with this! Very little hair growth any where it’s been used consistently, I’ve heard I may require an additional touch up but for now after years of shaving and waxing practically every day/week this is bliss!
Worth The Money?
So worth the money!
Compared to how often I had to go get waxed this is definitely a long run save, I think even more than the cost effectiveness is the fact that it makes you feel so in control, and not dependent on some obscure saloon for your body to feel like something you don’t need to be ashamed of. It was definitely worth it and the FDA approval makes it safe for face and bikini line as well! In the end, I would have to say it’s a bargain in comparison to going to a laser clinic, that is for sure!
Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on what you prefer, the Tria 4x laser can only purchased online, you cannot buy the Tria anywhere in-store. I love purchasing online, it’s less hassles, cheaper and gets delivered straight to my door.
Be careful you are not alluded to a site that is not a proper or official supplier of the product as you may be scammed into buying something that isn’t what it seems. These products come with FDA approval so you want to know you are buying from an official source.
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