So, I started professional laser depilation sessions when I was 17 or 18. For the sake of privacy, lets just say I had it done all over my body. It hurts for 3 seconds and skin may be irritated for a couple of hours. Then after a couple of days the hair that was treated will fall off. After 8-9 sessions each one was once every 6 weeks, I was almost hair free.
Almost because the technician must have missed a few patches and those still grow. The sessions can be expensive. They range from $150-$200 a session. So multiply that times 7-9 sessions and it can add up! Not to mention the time you have to spend going to the office and waiting and blah blah.
As a grad student, it is very inconvenient to get laser sessions especially when you want an all over body hair removal. It takes a lot of money and you have to spend a good chunk of time at the office, time that could be used studying or you know... Sleeping. 😅 Hey, sleeping is a luxury in pharmacy school. Don't judge me! 😝 Sooooo, it is because of this (convenience and cost effectiveness) that I decided to try Tria laser 4x at home hair removal FDA cleared.
|Me opening my Tria Laser|
First, you shave the area to be treated. No waxing, no chemical removal. SHAVE! If you are using the tria, you have to put the sensor on top of the skin that will be treated to unlock the device. Tria wont work on really dark skin.
Then, a cooling gel will be applied in the area to be treated and the laser tech will use the laser on your skin on top of the gel as if he/she is massaging you. Only you'll feel a sort of hot rubber band snapping on your skin. It might get red and irritated but it goes away within 15 min. The laser makes a beeping sound when its targeting your hair follicle. The Tria laser makes 2 beeping sounds and glows red.
After that, you apply spf or nothing at all. You can't get sun exposure on skin that is being treated for risk of burning and hyperpigmentation. This appies for both professional and tria.
FYI, you can use a topical anesthetic if the pain is too uncomfy for ya. There are many OTC products a available. Ask your local pharmacist. Lol!
Anyway, I will do an update post after 3 months of treatment to tell you if it's worth it. Tria guarantees to see permanent results within 3 months, so wish me luck! I'm happy with it right now. I did one treatment session to my legs and bikini area and so far a week has passed and there is no sign of new growth.
But I know it will grow, only finer and finer until there is nothing there. That's how it works, professional or at home. Hair falls off after treatment, until there is no more hair growing. The follicle gets deactivated and voila! Hello freedom!
|From the top. The displays shows battery life|
|The Calming Gel for a more comfy session|