Week 1: Legs

Legs. Oh man considering how long it took to do the arms, I’m kind of dreading the legs. I suppose you could put on an interesting podcast because you can’t really watch/concentrate on a screen since you’re peering at patches of skin for so long. The process is fine. Clean, shave, dry, laser. It’s a bit painful but you can adjust the setting. It’s just boring. I can already tell aswell that dedication is what is needed because I’m losing the will to schedule a time to do this again soon. The other thing is that with a leg, it is actually difficult to concentrate on where you start and stop.  I do both legs but I suspect I did them rather fast and not precisely enough.  I actually did half legs today, the lower half, so will do the upper half over the weekend. This is a full time project my friends. Be prepared to dedicate time and focus to going fuzz free.

Week 1: Arms

So I miss a day, so today I’m going to laser my arms and get started on my legs, depending on time.

I shave both arms, pat dry and laser away. The trouble is the battery runs out halfway through the second arm. So one charge gets me, face, underarms, feet, plus an arm and a half. I suppose that’s not bad. Let’s see how long it takes to charge.

While waiting to charge I notice that the hairs on my chin and upper lip are coming back stronger and darker, which is awful. I usually only wax and use a tweezers and I’m terrified that using a razor and delipatory cream is going to give me a short term dark shadow there.   It actually looks worse than usual there right now. Gah!  Please let this Tria machine works its scientific magic!

I finish the second arm and I don’t think I have been so accurate and thorough with the overlapping tchnique. To be honest, I’ve run out of steam. The process is long and tedious and I lose patience to be so exact. Next time I treat my arms, I’ll start with a full charge and defuzz my arms some hours before.

Week 1: Getting Started & treatment 1

Hello readers, I’m starting this blog to document my experience with the Tria laser 4x. I’m sick of waxing and shaving and, with summer around the corner, I want to be ready to flash my skin comfortably.  I am a white female with dark brown hair, hazel eyes and medium to dark hair on my legs, arms, obviously armpits and bikini area but alas, also on my upper lip, chin and horror of horrors on my toes, feet, tummy and lower back. I bought the Tria laser today and am going to use it right away. It cost €445 so it better work. I found that many of the reviews online seemed to be by “beauty testers”, meaning that the tester received the product from a commercial entity in order to test and review.

I also came across an interesting Youtube Video Review that suggests that many of the positive Tria reviewers are in fact paid advertisers of Tria. I really hope that this isn’t the case, although with their 90 Money back guarantee, it might be a conspiracy theory… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4_NT70CTX0

I can tell you that I bought it out of my own pocket and I hope to blog in detail and honestly, so that others who want rid of excess hair can read an honest review before purchase.

So you can read lots about the product itself on the website, or just google it. I’m not going to repeat that content.  It’s only suitable for certain skin and fair types but I’m in that category so I’m going to try. I’m posting two pics, what you get when you open the box (the small green box contains the electrical cord)..

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.. and the promises/guarantee of results on the box inlay.

 

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Since I don’t want to spend a whole day doing this. I’m going to break up my areas in my blog entries so I remember where and when I treat.

So off I go with my first treatment. Today I’m going to treat both armpits, upper lip, chin and feet.  I charge up my new laser (takes 2 hours) and unlock it using the skin sensor.

Armpits: I clean/shave/dry each one, then press the laser to my armpit. I’m at level 4-5. It’s kind of hard to gauge how to start and move along in order to cover the whole thing so I just start from top and move along horizontally until the whole area is done. It hurts a bit, as it’s a bit sensitive there having just shaved the area. The pain is there and gone in an instant though. Note: next time I’ll shave an hour or so before so its not so sensitive.

Upper lip & chin: I am really nervous about using a razor here. I usually wax and pluck but this treatment requires shaving, something about the hair needing to be in the follicle. The skin is sensitive there and I actually send an email to customer care about it. They reply quickly to say that using a depilatory cream is ok for lip and chin. I think this area will require uneven treatments as the hairs don’t grow uniformly. Anyway, start level 5, move along chin and upper lip in less than 4 minutes. Switch to level 4 at some point. Skin goes red on lip and chin but it reduces after a few mins. Done. Please let this work!

Feet: prepare feet as with armpit.  Same experience, start at 5, reduce to 4. Takes a couple of mins to do both.

So, first treatment done. Hard to say how I feel. I look the same and it is a bit hard to know how to treat and overlap/move the device. The treatment window zapper area is about the size of an M&M so hard to know. According to Tria, next treatment is in two weeks, and I should see 70% hair reduction 3 weeks after that. So 5 weeks from today. Stay tuned.