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It has been a month since the day I opened my Tria Hair Removal Laser 4x. The goal was to get rid of hair in my upper lip and chin area and we are at the final stretch of my three part series. I introduced you to Tria here, and showed you how to get started here. Now I will talk in depth about my personal experience with Tria and whether or not I will move forward. Also, I will give three lucky readers the chance to win a Tria of their own!
I’ve had a problem with my facial hair since the day it started to sprout on my face a few years ago. I was minding my own business and my hormones went out of control and BOOM! That peach fuzz magically turned into thicker, darker hairs. I grew tired of having to shave every three or four days; plucking hurt and there was always the risk that dark spots would pop up where I plucked. Waxing never removed all the hair. I needed a change and lasering was the last option.
But lasers are expensive especially in a dermatologist setting. Not to mention I don’t have time to show up in someone’s office once a month. That’s when I was introduced to Tria and gave it a chance.
Activating Tria was very easy, just call the number included in the booklet and type in the serial number at the bottom of the device. You could also do it online.
Next was unlocking Tria, which I initially found to be confusing but after re-reading the directions, it was a breeze.
Located at the bottom of the device is a red light that determines whether or not you are the right skin tone to use this device. At first I was very irritated at the notion that this was a device that not all people could use, but after reading more into Tria I understood. If you are very dark in skin tone, there is the potential that Tria can emit too much power and burn the skin. Tria is very restrictive to people of dark skin tones and people with body and facial hair that is not black. So needless to say, no, Tria is not friendly for ALL black girls. It is also not friendly for people with grey hair, blonde hair or red hair.
After unlocking Tria, it was time to play with the different power levels to determine where I needed to start. Tria’s laser feels like dabbing your skin with something that is very small and hot. It is not a warm and comforting feeling no matter what level you use, but 3 was most tolerable for me starting out.
Treating my upper lip area accounted for roughly 37 pulses; treating my chin area accounted for 25. I felt no pain, irritation or discomfort after treating. I treated once every two weeks. After a month, I noticed the hair in both areas was finer and thinner and took longer to grow back. Hair that was popping up every four days was growing back after 8 days. Shaving has become easier and I don’t have to do it as often. Hopefully in another few months, the hair will stop growing completely and I can move on to more important things- like lip swatches.
Now that I own Tria, I can’t live without it. Just the thought of waking up one day and no longer having a mustache is inspiration enough for me.
Want one? I have three up for grabs. Use the widget below to enter for a chance to win. This contest is US only, ends 12/14/15.