Tria Beauty Precision Laser Hair Removal with Calming Gel
It Works Great But Requires Patience
I bought this device back in February. Activation was simple. You need to use the device as often as instructed. It did hurt a little (similar to plucking) and the soothing gel is helpful. It took a month to notice finer hairs and now (close to the 2 month mark) my facial hair is sparse and mostly gone. I'm very happy.
Only after 3 weeks the laser stopped working. I did see some good results on my upper lip. But like other users I got red marks on my skins that did remove after a few days. I haven't given up yet. I will return and hopefully get one that will work more then 3 weeks.
Stopped Working After 4 Uses
Unfortunately I will have to send back. So disappointing!
Waited to review
I waited to write this review until I had some usage. Age group: (60) Fair skin and brown hair turning white. I also have facial hair that is dark and white. Activation was simple. The machine WILL NOT TURN ON until activation is completed. I have been using this since purchasing as the TSV. I don't need or use the gel. I have been using it at Level 3 once a week. The burning sensation has decreased since first use. The hair growth on treated areas of face, underarms, and legs has been greatly reduced; some sections have not grown back yet. I try to use up the charge all in one treatment, as I read somewhere you will only get (I believe) 400 charges and then the unit will not work any longer. I don't know if this is true but I am still going to run the charge out until the next treatment.
Now, if ONLY a unit can work on white hairs!!! I use the Bellabe wand to get those white strays. So far, and with continued use, I am pleased with results. I am now treating only sections that have hair growth returning and each week they become less and less.
Maybe the lesson here is for the young to start using it BEFORE the gray/white begins
Just Like Professional Tratments
I have had professional treatments in the past this product is equal in quality. After 2 at home treatments I have already seen dramatic results. I am so glad I finally decided to buy this product. Perfect size device for the chin and upper lip area.
Won't even turn on...
Going back! So bummed. I bought as a TSV. Thankful for the extended return policy since I only now was getting around to trying it. And have tried everything however can't even get the unit to turn on. Frustrating. Love QVC however this one apparently needs more testing based on the other reviews with tech probs.
Works great For Me
I have done 4 treatments, 2 weeks apart( for the women who wondered why every 2 wks, it's due to the hair growth cycle) and so far it's great. I only use it on my chin and upper lip, which I have tweezed, waxed, and shaved and really irritated my skin continuously. Now since using the Tria, less hair is growing in and it is much finer- no it doesn't help the gray hairs, but if I am able to get rid of all the black, I will be thrilled. No problems with the unit or activating it. I use level 3, yes it stings, but well worth a little pain to never see that hair again!!!
The product demo does not explain that you cannot tweeze or wax for 6 weeks prior to use., So I could not start using my Tria. I had to shave and cut my hair before I could use the Tria. That made me very upset. When I could activate it, the unit was defective. QVC replaced it immediately. My 90 days started again. The product demo specifically states NOT for blonde, gray, white or red hair, and no dark skin tones. I started on level 2 and yes, you do feel a heat sensation from the laser, but it isn't unbearable. I have noticed a difference. Stick with the program. There is a ONE YEAR manufacturer's warranty from Tria, and they stand behind the product. It will work. What I am not confident about is the durability and longevity of the machine.
Fabulous & Really Works
I purchased this as the TSV, on easy pay because I was so afraid of spending so much money on something that might not work. I am Caucasian with brown hair & green eyes so the product was appropriate for me. I have only used it on my bikini area every week. You shave the desired area as the machine target the pigment in the hair follicle. I wasn't to keen on shaving as I've waxed for many years and hated the thought of being itchy or ingrown hairs as it grew back in. Sooooo I've been using it for 6 sessions and see about 75% of the hair not growing back. Like at all, that is soooo amazing. Each time I shave, I use the tria, then barely any hair regrows. It is truly working. What does it feel like? I don't think like a rubber band sensation but more like a match type quick burn then gone. It doesn't kill you or last for more than a second. I did not use the calming gel... Maybe ice it if you're super sensitive. I read other reviews where they called this item disposable. I don't see it that way- it's permenent hair removal- like forever. It will save me money on waxing every few weeks. Over the course of time it pays for itself. And? Spa laser treatments are thousands of dollars for the SAME result. Just phenomenal . I will use it on my underarms next. The legs ? Would take forever but doable I guess! It's soooo worth the money. I'm so VERY happy - permanently no bikini hair! Whoo hoo!!!!!!
I have never returned a purchase to QVC but this is on its way back. I have been battling facial hair for the past 5 years after undergoing a total hysterectomy. I have been shaving every day for 6 weeks now and have performed 3 treatments. I didn't see any results at all. In fact I just finished tweezing all of the stubble from my face. It feels good to have my face feeling like a woman's again.
I'm 50 and have experienced embarrassing upper lip hair most of my life. I've always wanted to go to a laser hair removal salon but knew they cost a fortune and just embarrassed. I did have a hard time activating but I was determined to get it to work. I started on level 1 and yes it did sting. I have been using for a month and I am THRILLED. I am up to level 3 (yes it still stings) but the results are AMAZING. My upper lip has NEVER felt so smooth since puberty. I am over 90% hair free...& only 1 month...AMAZING!!! I will start to use on my underarms and other parts but the face was the main issue, everything else is a bonus.
skeptical yet optimistic...
I read ad reread over the reviews for this for a month or so before I finally decided to try it out. I have fair olive skin and very dark almost black hair. I have trouble with really dark hair on my inner calf and thigh that even after a very close shave you can see the hair follicle....I've waxed and plucked...after one treatment on the lowest setting with the Tria I've noticed a major slow down in regrowth...typically Id shave my calf in the am and by the afternoon Id have stubble...took two days with the Tri for me to notice stubble and the hair was noticeably finer and less of it.. As far as any discomfort I have found that I don't even feel the low setting on most of my leg or face or underarm...I turned up the setting and now I can feel something but I would not consider it painful. My nineteen year old daughter has started using it as well and it's tolerable for her. She has fair to olive skin like me but with light sandy brown to brown hair. I have not tried the highest setting yet but so far nothing I have experienced is what I would call painful. The middle setting is barely noticeable on underarm and leg and face, you can definitely feel something but it doesn't hurt. I'm so happy with my purchase, even if I don't achieve permanent hair removal it will definitely cut back on what I have been dealing with my whole life, Less time shaving every day along with plucking and tweezing. I sit and watch my evening shows and zap away it takes no time at all. Good luck! Awesome product!!! Definitely worth the try...Activating the Tria was no problem at all been a breeze just logged in on line and followed the simple steps..smooth sailing. I only gave it four stars because I have only had the product for a few weeks but it's a ten in my book.