Wednesday, September 19, 2012

How to get rid of unwanted hair -#Tria Part 1

I was so excited when the box arrived! I couldn't wait to try it out. Then I found out...I'm a wuss. A total wuss! Let's start at the beginning. I didn't shave my pits for 3 weeks so I could show you just how hairy I can get. Teehee! So if it's going to gross you out...stop reading now. Day after day, the SO begged me to shave. When the Tria Hair Removal Laser arrived and I finally shaved my armpits, I don't know who was happier, him or me. It was getting uncomfortable and prickly!
Tria Hair Removal Laser review
Then I read the manual and realized a lot of things. For example, it cannot be used on certain skin tones and hair colors. If you have medium brown or dark brown/black skin tones, the laser is not safe to use. Those skin types may absorb too much laser light and result in burns or scars. Eek! It also only works on naturally brown or black hair and well, basically, you're out of luck if you have blond, red, white, gray, or dyed hair. Sorry.

Before your first use, you have to charge the device for 2 hours and then activate it either online or by phone. Then, you have to be clean shaven before starting the treatment. In the first 3 months of treatment, I should be doing this twice a month. Then, I am to continue this once a month until the 6th to 8th month. After that will be occasional maintenance treatments. You're supposed to spot test treatment areas to determine what level to use the laser on. There's 5 laser settings. There's a slight pinching-plucking feeling as the laser beeps and says, "I'm done. Move to the next spot." Since I don't like waxing, you can tell I'm a bit sensitive to pain. This was slightly uncomfortable for me as I moved the settings up because I really was pushing my pain threshold. I can't handle a 3. Depending on where I was doing, level 2 was also a tad painful. For example, on my armpit, there's areas where I don't feel anything on a 2 and areas where a 2 can cause discomfort. I have heard that your skin gets desensitized to this as time goes on so not to worry. I could, however, handle level 5 just fine on my legs. After the first month of treatment, I don't expect to see much change yet. You can shave between treatments but don't pluck or wax. So far, I'm okay with it, having completed two treatments separated by two weeks. Other than a bit of warm in some areas, I never suffered from any redness or after effects from the laser. Stay tuned for next month's post so I can tell you how it's going!

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Sippy Cup Mom said...[Reply]

Oh, thanks for keeping it real with those photos! I can't wait to hear about next month!

Shauna said...[Reply]

Wow, I can't wait to read more to see how it is going, I have always wondered if products like this really work :)

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...[Reply]

You know, for 3 weeks unshaven, you were nowhere near as hairy as most people would be, lol!

Tonya said...[Reply]

I agree with Cheap is the New Classy. Most people could braid it after 3 weeks, j/k LOL!

I can't wait to read your update next month.

Staci @ 7 on a Shoestring said...[Reply]

LOL... love the pics! Can't wait to hear more! :)

Rachel Victoria said...[Reply]

I had no idea you could laser at home!!! I'm definitely going to look into this. Thanks for the reviews!

CorisCouponCorner said...[Reply]

I am following along with your progress!

Tania B said...[Reply]

You are a brave, brave lady! Brava! I wasn't aware of the danger of burns for darker skin tones. Good FYI.

Unknown said...[Reply]

This is a cool idea. I can't wait to follow the reviews and see if it works.

Unknown said...[Reply]

good instructions... really sounds like a good product

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...[Reply]

There is no way I could go without shaving under my arms for three weeks!! Of course, your growth looks like it is slower than mine would be--lucky you!!

Holly S. said...[Reply]

If you think your pits are hairy, you should see mine after not shaving for a week! I shave every day because of it. I'm also fair with black hair, so good to know I could use this.

Brenda Penton said...[Reply]

I'd have no problem going that long without shaving, especially in the winter, lol. I think I would be a little nervous about the pain.

hbbs55 said...[Reply]

I want to try tshis so bad, but yikes, I do not take pain well. I think it is worth it though lol.

Samantha Baker said...[Reply]

It is nice to hear how an actual person feels and handles the device. I read about it on their website, but I just wasn't sure about it. I can't wait to see what happens next!

Mer said...[Reply]

Oooh, I like that you can adjust the laser. I think just knowing that would help me, as I can be a bit of a wimp when it comes to pain. I HATE waxing.

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...[Reply]

This could work for me, it sounds easy enough to use.

Becky said...[Reply]

It's weird that you have to activate it.

Paula V said...[Reply]

Sounds cool. I've not shaved my underarms for probably 15 yrs. I use an Emjoy that plucks/tweezes the hairs. It hurt like the dickens the first couple times. I don't even flench whatsoever. Now, if I win an laser another area, if might.

Surprised to hear it has to be activated via phone or online. I'd have to do smart phone.

buzzd said...[Reply]

Thanks for the update. I kind of figured it may be slow going but I really do want to try this

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