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A few things have happened since Tria, the at-home laser hair-removal gadget, came on the market. First, the economy tanked, which may explain why Tria's price went from $995 to $795. Second, I've had almost a year to give it a whirl (full disclosure: Tria's PR team sent a trial unit for me to use). Third, my opinion has shifted over the last few months. Is Tria worth the hefty price tag? Does it remove hair permanently? Would I recommend it? Find out the answers to these questions when you read more.
It's been three months since Tria sent me one of their at-home laser hair removal gadgets to try out. At $995, the device is hardly cheap — but it's a lot less expensive than having laser hair removal in a medical spa or doctor's office. Many of you have asked how things are going, so here's the update.
As it turns out, I have the pain threshold of a hamster. Where other people probably feel just a snap from the laser, I feel a quick jolt of needling pain. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I'm in a hair-removal gulag or anything, but I am a big baby and sometimes the zapping hurts. Tria has three levels of intensity, and as long as I put it on its lowest setting, it's not too bad.
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Right now we are insanely jealous of Temptalia because she is trying out a TRIA Laser which is an at-home permanent hair removal device created to mimic the laser treatments done in dermatologist offices. This may be the ONLY major beauty procedure that we have an intense interest in and our desire to test out one of these puppies before the public eye is pretty strong. But we suppose we may have to settle for watching Temptalia instead. We are seriously considering getting permanent laser hair removal at a dermatologist so we will be watching intently. And hoping the TRIA people read this post. No really we are that obsessed. Yes its sort of pathetic.
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You might have heard about Tria, the at-home laser hair removal gizmo. (More on it here if you want some background.) Since Tria offered me the chance to try it out, I thought I'd give you an update now that I've been living with it for a few weeks.
Tria is much heavier than you'd imagine — not enough to be unwieldy, but solid enough to make you realize that it's a serious piece of beauty machinery. Using it is pretty simple; after unlocking it, you just turn it on and place the laser on your skin. Tria says that you may experience discomfort with each zap, much like the snapping of a rubber band. I beg to differ. Think of a quick, short pinprick and you get the idea. The process is simple, but time-consuming in the sense that you'll need to go over each square inch of skin about 50 times. (I Tria while watching The Shield.)
So far, things are going well. Little hairs are falling out here and there, so something's definitely happening. I still have at least six more treatments, so watch this space.
I hate shaving so much that, much to PartySugar's horror, I sometimes just give up. She loves shaving her legs; I would be thrilled to never do it again. The logical option: Get laser hair removal. Even though laser doesn't remove all of the body hair, it removes most, which means I'd get to keep up my shaving boycott without looking like Bigfoot. Win!
So when the people behind Tria, an at-home laser hair removal device, offered me one of their gadgets to test, it was a no-duh proposition. At $995, Tria is far from inexpensive, but it's cheaper than having a full bikini-line zapping session at a clinic. Plus, if you're thinking of having laser hair removal in more than one place, it's more economical. Like I said, not cheap — but cheaper.
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The Star Wars geek within thinks that handheld lasers are cool, albeit in an intimidating Darth Vader sort of way. In real life, though, you'll soon be able to zap your hair away at home. The Wall Street Journal reports on two forthcoming hair-removal gadgets that may change the way we think of hair removal.
Tria ($995, pictured) launches next month, and the painless device requires about half an hour to treat the lower legs. While it won't eradicate hair completely, it minimizes growth. Rival product Silk'n ($800) — whose weirdly punctuated name makes Silkk the Shocker come to mind — uses pulsed light to destroy hair follicles. Tria will be sold at high-end stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, but Silk'n will be available only at physicians' offices.
Of course, there's a catch — and I'm not just talking about the high price tag. To find out what it is, read more