The Scoop On At-Home Laser Hair Removal

“You’re an excellent candidate for laser hair removal,” my dermatologist said.  Before motherhood, her not-so-subtle sales-tactics sometimes worked – but now, my current beauty regime is a lot simpler that it once was.  Before I had the chance to say “no, thank you,” she started talking about things like highly concentrated light being emitted into hair follicles and destroying hair growth.  Forever.

Although that laser hair removal package (at Manhattan MD prices) never transpired, the “forever” stuck with me.  I left dreaming of never waxing, shaving, tweezing, plucking or threading, ever again.

Luckily for me, I received the opportunity to test out a nifty little gadget that in many ways sounded too good to be true.

at home hair removal laser Tria 4X

The first and only FDA-cleared hair removal laser available for home use, the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4x uses the same diode laser technology that is used by dermatologists. This device safely targets unwanted body hair and permanently disables the hair follicles to stop hair growth on both the face and body.

at home hair laser removal Tria

Although the Tria Laser 4X is available for a fraction of what a laser hair removal package costs at a Dermatologist’s office, at $449.00, it’s still an investment.  I gave the device three solid months of use on a designated spot on one leg to share a thorough review.

at home laser hair removal Tria laser 4X review

  • It works: I fall into Tria’s beige-ish skin color category and have dark brown hair.  I followed Tria’s precise instructions to a T, being carefully consistent and meticulous.  I went over the small area on my leg once every two weeks for a little over three months.  The Tria 4X proved to be effective, and the results are visible.  I now have a spot of smooth skin on one leg with literally no hair growth.
  • Convenient and easy to use: The ergonomic and lightweight design is comfortable and simple to use.  Going over a treatment area in an overlapping pattern is straightforward – and nothing beats the convenience of treatments in the comfort of my home, on my schedule.
  • Make sure the device is right for your skin/hair color: The Tria 4X does not work on every skin tone and hair color.  It does not work (and is not safe) for light hair colors or medium to dark brown skin tones.  The skin sensor requires a skin test prior to every use – and if not suitable the device won’t unlock.
  • There may be mild discomfort: The Tria Laser has five different settings. I  starting on setting number 5 (the highest) because I wanted maxim results requiring the highest setting tolerable.  Now and then, I experienced a mild, quick stinging sensation, or a feeling of high heat.  The Smoothstart Calming Gel helps.
  • Refer to the Instruction Booklet: The troubleshooting guide in the back of the instruction booklet provided answers for all of the questions that I ran into.  There’s also a designated spot to record your treatment dates which helps maintain the suggested use schedule.
  • Large areas will take time: I tested a small area, and although it was highly effective at reducing hair growth, my entire leg will take time to treat, requiring dedication and patience.  That said, a smaller circumference shouldn’t take long at all.

If you’re serious about permanent hair removal and can’t bother with the hassle of appointments at a doctor’s office, the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X is a solid, easy-to-use and cost-effective option.  It worked for me, and I’m ready to say goodbye to more unwanted hair, hopefully, forever.

Products provided by Tria.  Opinions, as always are my own.