Tria Beauty Next Generation 4X Laser Hair Removal for Face & Body
Gave up after 18 months
I've had this laser for a year and a half. I have the right skin and hair combination... white skin, dark hair. I thought at first it was going to work. The hair grew back quite slowly, that's about the only positive thing I can say about it. But after weekly treatments (I only missed 3 in a year and a half) all my hair grew back. Even the one spot of hair near a freckle that I concentrated extra treatments on, it all grew back. There doesn't seem to be any truth behind the theory to "keep treating the same area over and over to get the NEW CROP of hair". Every hair grows back eventually. Perhaps slower, but it grows back.
PATIENCE & DEDICATION - IT WORKS!!
Thrilled with the results! Use ice to numb the skin & don't bother using a setting below 5. The laser light must be absorbed into the follicle root to kill the hair root, so you want the strongest setting. And the hair MUST BE dark hair. Also, the light doesnt travel far, so hair needs to be right at skin level = freshly shaven. (I did a lot of research on laser hair removal.)
Within a month my underarm hair was dramatically reduced. Honestly too, I used the laser more than they recommend, like every other night. I did that for a month. It's been 2 1/2 months now as I'm writing this review, and I no longer have to shave my underarms. Thrilled!!
I'd also started doing my upper legs, and am just as thrilled with the results. Yes, it takes time, but so what; it's time well spent! It's just a ritual now in the evening; I sit down in front of the TV with a bowl of ice, a towel & my Trivia. (Numb area with ice then quickly towel dry. I do this everytime the ice wears off & I begin to feel the zap.) I pick an area on my body, & go over it & over it. I alternate body areas every evening. Scheduling appts at a salon & the time spent there - so time consuming. I did the professional salon treatments for my bikini area, and after 4 appts and over $500 spent with still more to go, I just lost hope & motivation.
Definitely one of my best beauty purchases EVER!!! Just remember: patience, dedication and ice, ice, baby!!!
Stop using retinol / retin-a so it can work
I was getting great results & then suddenly the hair started growing back - it was truly bizarre! And then I realized I had changed moisturizers. I researched the active ingredients in my new moisturizer & found that retinol & retin-a repair damaged hair follicles & is even used in hair growth serums/creams for the scalp. Once I stopped using that moisturizer the tria started being effective again, thank heavens!
I have seen no improvement whatsoever. Very disappointed.
I was extremely disappointed with the Tria 4x. I have been using this for facial hair and I really had my hopes up. It is extremely painful, definitely more than a pinch like the rubber band feeling described. I have been in tears every time I have used this piece of equipment. I have dealt with facial hair issues since I have been 14 years old and now at 37 years of age, I realize this is something that I will continue to have to deal with. I would not recommend this device. The cooling gel did absolutely nothing. I even used numbing agent gel that had 4% lidocaine and the pain is way to extreme.
Having Fun with My Tria Beaty Next Generation 4X
I love my Tria! I had no problem with the easy step by step instructions and the ease of use. The entire experience was delightful. My Tria arrived promptly and I felt like an expert in no time! It is so nice to have a company that cares about it's product satisfaction. Because I had tried other hair removal products and was disappointed, I was hesitant to buy the Tria. I am sooooo glad I did! I am 59 years old and would recommend this product because Tria stands behind it's product and offers excellent customer care. That says it all when it comes to being a loyal customer. With money tight, I need to know the companies that I deal with have an excellent track record in customer care and service. I was also able to use a convenient payment plan that worked with my budget. Kudos to Tria!
My life has been changed! It really works!
I am 42 and have PCOS. I have suffered with embarrassing, dark, coarse facial and neck hair for years. I have had professional laser treatments in the past, but after 4 once-a-month treatments at $150 each, and not much result, I stopped those treatments and kept shaving. I had plucked twice a day before the laser treatments. The humiliation I felt putting a razor to my face is indescribable, but it is easier than plucking. I've been thinking about the TRIA for a long time, but when it went on 6 easy pays, I decided to go for it. I hate for this review to be so long, but I know it will help someone decide. So here is what happened to me:
--I started off very aggressively at a 5 and I did my whole face and neck every day for a week. I know this isn't recommended, but I want to be honest about how I achieved results.
--My hair is very coarse and black, and I have fair to medium skin. I wouldn't say my facial hair is like a man's beard because I don't have nearly as many hairs as a man, but the texture is about the same. This was very painful at a 5 setting. If you can't stand it then start lower, but to me it was worth it to get faster results. I take 2 ibuprofen before treatment and use a gel ice pack for a few seconds on each area before I treat it. I also use the calming gel that came with it.
-- Here is the best part! After the very first treatment, my hair grew MUCH MORE slowly. Before TRIA treatments, I had stubble by 2 or 3 o'clock in the afternoon. After 1 or 2 TRIA treatments, I could go almost 24 hours with no stubble!
-- More good news! The pain gets less as you go along with your treatments.
-- There are a few negatives. Since my hair is so coarse, I developed red bumps kind of like acne after the first 5 or 6 treatments. This has stopped now. Ice packs on the treated area help after treatment as well. Makeup would cover this, so I didn't think is was too big of a deal.
-- I have done a total of 11 full treatments since June 6th. Every day I have less stubble, fewer hairs that I can feel, and no follicles that show between shaves! I still shave every day, but I most of the time there isn't much there if anything. I know if I keep using the Tria, my results will get better and better. My skin feels so smooth and I'm not scared to let my husband touch my face anymore!
--I haven't used it on any other areas besides face and neck. I think doing a large area would be very time consuming. I can shave my legs. Nobody considers leg hair to be something a woman shouldn't have.
--charging the TRIA is easy and I can get a full treatment out of one charge. The treatment window is small. I do about 500 pulses on my face and neck each treatment. This takes about 20 minutes or so. It is getting faster because I can stand to do it without using the ice pack as much. There are only a few little spots that are still pretty painful to zap. Some days I will just spot treat the places where I feel stubble ( after shaving it of course ).
-- Bottom line. If you have a serious problem, this is a serious solution. It takes a little time and consistency, but the results are SO worth it. Every time I feel that little snap of pain, I know another hair follicle is going DOWN! I love this thing! I will use it until it quits and buy another one for touch ups. The cost isn't that bad considering that it has changed my life!
This product does not work. I did not see results.
Wow! Stop thinking about it and buy it!
I am an Italian-American in my early 40s, light-olive skin with dark, thick hair. In my early 30s, I paid an enormous amount of money for professional laser hair removal which was painful, labor intense and an experience I dreaded on a monthly bases. Basically, I paid money to torture myself.
I bought this Tria because the hormonal changes brought on as I am growing into my 40s has caused me some embarrassment with my facial hair.
I've used the Tria 3 times in 6 weeks and I can't believe the difference. I stopped tweezing or needing to tweeze after the second use, one month in. The hair is staying away and my confidence is going through the roof.
If you are thinking about buying this, stop thinking, do the easy pay and you will never be happier. It's one of the best purchases I've ever made !!!! Ever.
Will not make proper contact on face.
Impossible to make it work on the face, but does work on the legs.
This product works. I have fair skin and brown to dark brown hair. I would have to shave my legs daily and have growth by mid day before using this product. You have to wait for it. I noticed significantly less hair after my second use, so week three. I wanted to see the difference so I did not treat one of my under arms. So funny. At week five I do not need to shave the one under arm. I of course have stared treating the other. It's important to shave before you use it. This really cuts down on discomfort. Shave between treatments too. The hair that is within the skin has to have time to grow out and be shaved off. Then there is no hair left. I use the system on five for legs and arms and on four for all other areas. I have had no skin issues with this. Great product. It does what they say it will.
It WORKS !!!!! 2 Years Post-Tria
GIVE IT TIME! I bought the Tria about 2 years ago and used it for about a month as per the instructions. I noticed a significant reduction in hair growth and had all intentions of continuing for a few more months for complete removal. However, life got a little hectic and I shelved it for over a year. But I didn't see the true results on my underarms until about 3 months AFTER I had stopped using it. It was significantly less while using it twice a week, but 3 months later the hair was almost completely eradicated. I didn't use it long enough on my bikini line, but the hair growth is much thinner and I don't get as many razor bumps as I used to. I'm going to start doing the treatments again until it's completely removed. The trick with Tria is time -- you probably won't be able to see the true results in a month or two, but trust me...the machine is working. I even used it on a few old lady hairs that were cropping up on my chin and they're g-o-n-e. Just remember that even though it seems the hair is growing back, it's really dead or dying and you won't see the results for at least a few months. As far as light hairs...forget it. I always know when I move to an area with faint or light hair because I don't feel any "current" (yes, a little bit of pain) and it does nothing to the hair growth. It's not the cure for peach fuzz. And it does sting. I've only used the highest setting because I want the fastest results, so the zaps are a little more painful. For sensitive areas like the bikini line, I'll do a few zaps on one side and then move to the other. Also, pressing down hard seems to make it less painful. I only wish it had a wider head to cover more area, but for the price and convenience, it's worth it.