I have wanted laser hair removal for the loonnngest time, but because of the super high cost and need for various, inconvenient office visits, I have yet to try it out, that was until now. I saw this Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X at Sephora a while back and have had my eye on it ever since. I began reading more about it, learning the risks as well as the success rates, and after hearing almost all rave reviews I decided to try it out for myself. I have always been envious of the girls with barely there hair, so I am really hoping that this helps thin my coarse hair out, eventually eliminating it once and for all.
This Tria Hair Removal Laser 4x is the first and only FDA-cleared hair removal laser available for home use, using the same diode laser technology preferred by dermatologists. The Tria Laser 4X targets and permanently disables the hair follicle to stop hair growth on the face and body for permanent results, score.
I was very concerned that there would be radiation or skin damage risks associated with this device and honestly, I have yet to read anything alarming enough to prevent me from trying it out. This device comes with a skin sensor that scans your color of skin and lets you know if it is safe for your pigment or not. You also are urged to test patches of your skin on low settings before so you can gage your skin’s reaction to the treatment before going to town on your entire body.
I, naturally, made my boyfriend try it first on the back of his neck last night and after hearing him squeal that it hurt, I was super scared to try it out. He went to try it on me and I was so scared I kept yanking my leg back until I finally let him zap me…. I was shocked, I barely felt anything! I was like what a wuss are you, that barely hurt… however, when you kick it up to level 3, you certainly start to feel it much more and I have yet to be able to get it past 3. I have read that it works best on level 3-5 but I have no idea how anyone goes over 3.
Level 3 just feels like a baby pinch, maybe like someone with long nails pinched you? It also seems that certain areas hurt more than others, I find that where I have more leg hairs, it hurts more? Many other people also say to numb the area before so I might try that before kicking it up to level 4 or 5. I tried icing it but it really did not help much. What did help was to pinch myself 1 second before the zap, for some reason the self-inflicted pain did distract me from the laser.
Risks of Laser Hair Removal-
The biggest risk I found when it came to this device was is the risk of hyper or hypo pigmentation (lightening or darkening of the treated skin) and burning of the treated tissue which is why you must be very, very careful using this device yourself at home. You always want to start with a small patch of skin and on the lowest setting possible to test it out. It also comes with directions on how many zaps you can use in each area, so as long as you follow the directions 100%, you should be ok, however, use this device at your own risk! To read exactly how to use this device, click here.
I was worried that this device might also cause radiation, but after researching it further, I learned that it does not cause cancer because of the type of radiation used. In the case of the laser being used for hair removal, “radiation” refers to the light waves that produce non-ionizing radiation. These light waves end up as heat inside the skin causing hair removal by burning the follicle where the hair grows. The light energy is only absorbed into the very surface layers of the skin which is not known to cause cellular mutation, to date at least.
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I have only used this one night so far, but I plan on using this as directed for the next few months in hopes to rid myself of my annoying, super coarse leg hair for once and for all. Has anyone else tried this device out? Did you have any luck? Let me know in a comment below!
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