tria Laser Hair Removal System

tria Laser Hair Removal System
Laser Hair Removal System


84 reviews

64% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Okay, so: I said, in my review of Summer's Eve feminine wash a number of years ago, that it would probably be the most embarrassing review I'd ever post on MUA. I was wrong.

THIS review here, right before your very eyes, is about to be - far and away - the most embarrassing review I've ever posted on MUA and perhaps the single most embarrassing thing I've ever posted online. But if I can help just ONE other person who's going through something similar, it's worth it.

*** tl;dr - This is an amazing and effective product. It is 100% worth every penny of the (admittedly-high) price tag. ***

The longer version of my review:

I have PCOS (Poly-Cystic Ovary Syndrome). One of the many irritating symptoms of this condition is an abnormal growth of hair.

I have very fair skin and very dark hair, so I always had a tiny bit of a mustache that was visible up close. My hair has always been a bit more noticeable throughout my life. But once I hit about 19, it was like every single one of my follicles exploded. Thick, dark hair began to grow throughout not only my upper lip, but my cheeks and neck as well. I was horrified. And as anyone who's ever had this problem (or a similarly noticeable condition) knows, some people just aren't nice about it. They don't understand. They'll make comments behind your back. I remember how painful and embarrassing it was when one of my co-workers took me aside to tell me that someone else had been talking about me. I remember bursting into tears in the car one day because I was so upset.

Shaving was out of the question. Nair burned. Waxing was sticky and messy. I began going for professional laser hair removal treatments, but they were so expensive.

Enter the Tria.

Yes, $449 is a steep price. This isn't a casual purchase by any means. But if you're already seeing a dermatologist or laser specialist, getting a Tria is SO much more cost-effective for hair removal. And instead of having to worry about booking an appointment (or any added embarrassment that comes along with going in for a treatment), you can treat your the hair yourself in the privacy of your own home.

Now, one really important thing you need to know: The Tria isn't going to work for everyone. In order for the Tria to be effective for you, there needs to be enough of a contrast between the pigment of your skin and the pigment of your hair so that the laser can "see" the follicles. (It's the only circumstance where having such a dark mustache was a good thing for me...)

Another very important thing: This WILL hurt. The degree to which it hurts will depend on your pain tolerance and on your choice of treatment setting (there are a few to choose from, with "1" being the gentlest and "5" being the most painful but also the most effective). It's recommended that you use the highest setting you can tolerate. (For me, that's sometimes only the second setting, and I've still seen results.)

The third thing you must consider is that this is a process. It takes time. It takes time to do an individual treatment and also to see results in general. Yes, you must completely shave each area you're about to treat (that way, the laser will zap the follicle instead of the hair itself). Yes, it will take months to see results. But if you're having a similar problem with dark hair, your patience and effort will be SO worth it in the end.

The Tria truly changed my life. I can now go out in public knowing that people are looking at me and not the unsightly dark hair on my face. I feel so much more confident about my appearance. I feel beautiful.

This is a pretty lengthy review and, like I said, it's embarrassing. But I really do hope it will be helpful to someone.

8 of 8 people found this helpful.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I am at the beginning of my 6th week using this product. I have found it tedious so far with no results. I am writing a Review about my Progress and intend to Keep going for the next 6 weeks. Please check it out here: and send me your thoughts and comments! Thanks :)

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

on 4/17/2016 1:53:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

The Tria really does work. I had a few areas that had constant ingrowns for over 20 years. Looked like acne and it was a constant. Two dermatologists told me that I should just cut the hairs with scissors. That was not an option so I kept plucking. I saw a commercial about professional laser treatments and a lady show a picture of her neck before treatment that resembled my problem, and it disappearing after a few laser appointments.
I bought the Tria and it took about 5 treatments to fix the problem. I no longer have ingrowns.
For the first time in 20 years I have no bumps and redness under my jawline.
I highly recommend it.
Thicker hairs are easier to kill. Finer hairs take a few more rounds.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

To everyone complaining it hurts, what did you expect? If you want hair reduction/removal, news flash: there will be a little pain. But ITS SO WORTH the 3 second zap. I've used the Tria 4x on my chin for two weeks so far, and seeing marvelous results. I have a hormonal imbalance that causes me to grow a lot of facial hair. Yuck. For years i have suffered through it... Shaving, plucking, even pro laser at one point. Nothing comes close to the freedom I'm already feeling thanks to my Tria. Worth the zap, worth the money.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Age: 44-55

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Tria lazer hair removal system is terrible. Don't waste your money. For what it costs you could go to a spa and get professional lazer hair removal treatments that would actually be successful. I ordered mine 5years ago. The lazer window is no bigger round than my pinky. So it doesnt cover a very big area at a time. In fact can you imagine how long in takes just one straight line up my leg from my ankle to my hip? We are talking at least an hour. I line on one leg. Now I have skinny legs but it still takes about two days or more just to do my legs. With very little noticeable results, if any. Its painful, which I wouldn't mind if it worked. I used this thing faithfully for a yr. No results. Seriously, going to a professional is about the same amount with much better results.

3 of 4 people found this helpful.

on 3/10/2016 4:35:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

It really hurts! But it worth it! Just follow instructions and be sure that it compatibles with your skin type. Read review to learn about it more

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I'll start by saying I am an ideal candidate for laser hair removal - very pale, with dark, coarse hair. I used the Tria 4X every two weeks for three months as directed on my arms at level five to reduce my yeti-Iike arm hair and had zero permanent reduction of hair or results of any kind. Five months after treatment everything is back. A lot of positive reviews for this device are posted during treatment which isn't super helpful, IMO. During treatment, my hair grew back more slowly than normal and I even had some fall out, making the hair seem less dense. Tria also specifically advertises that this device can produce permanent hair reduction, so I expected some. Their return policy is questionable - you have three months to return it but treatment takes three months. Because of the slowed regrowth and fallout I thought I was having results and didn't return it. I am now doing professional laser hair removal.

I found the pain to be tolerable - uncomfortable in certain areas, but not so bad that I had to stop. Treating large areas is time consuming. Each charge lasts about 30 minutes and the device takes two and a half hours to recharge, making both arms an all day project. There are studies indicating the level of energy produced by this device can produce permanent hair reduction and everyone's skin and hair are different, of course, so my experience won't necessarily be your experience, but this device was an expensive disappointment for me.

Update: I had my fourth session of laser hair removal on May 27th and just wanted to say that the Tria 4X is nothing like professional laser hair removal. It is a diode laser, and I guess there are professional diode lasers, but the laser I am being treated with (Candela GentleLase Pro, an alexandrite laser) is in a whole different realm. Having professional laser hair removal has reinforced my negative opinion of the Tria 4X.

Update 2: I had my eighth and final session of laser hair removal on November 18th, 2016. It's now February 9, 2017. I have had great reduction from professional laser hair removal, about 80-90% which is exactly what I wanted. Again, the full experience reinforced my negative opinion of the Tria 4X. It does seem to work for some, but did absolutely nothing for me.

6 of 6 people found this helpful.

on 1/14/2016 3:21:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

I have bought the new model of Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X for 360 USD in Japan. Following the recommendations, I am using it every two weeks and had 4 sessions so far.

I have light color skin and very dark thick body hair. I have bought Tria without any expectations to completely and/or permanently get rid of the hair, but rather to reduce the amount and maybe slow down the speed of growing. That would be a huge achievement for me since I have been struggling with in-grown hair on my legs and bikini zone for years...

I know 4 treatments with Tria laser cannot lead to any definite conclusions yet, but there are a few things I am ready to share:

- first of all, it DID reduce the amount of hair already. I think I started noticing it after the 3rd treatment. For some reason, it is being most effective on bikini zone so far and least effective on my armpits. The reduction on the bikini zone is by approximately 50% now, and maybe around 30% on my legs... I am quite impressed already.

- I am very glad I did not get scared by consumer reviews saying how terribly painful the procedures are (yes, I read many reviews before purchasing). Please have in mind that pain is such a subjective topic. I am using my Tria laser on the maximum level 5 from the very first day on all areas of skin and I do not think it hurts AT ALL. Some spots are a bit more sensitive and I can definitely feel short sharp tingling sensations, but nothing long-lasting and nothing I would complain about. That is not to say I don't believe some people experience real pain during the procedures, I'm just saying definitely NOT EVERYONE.

- I find Tria laser to be very convenient and easy to use for areas like bikini or armpits (I did not try it on my face), but leg treatments are quite time consuming. The battery lasts for the treatment of only one lower leg and then needs to be charged again (for approximately 3 hours) before you can continue. Have this in mind if you are super busy and do not have time nor patience.

So far, I have no regrets buying my Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X, but I hope to update this review in a few months with more conclusive results.

It has been almost 8 months since I started using Tria device on my lower legs, armpits, and bikini zone. I was using it every 2 weeks (always on intensity level 5) for much longer than recommended 3 months, and I reached the maximum reduction of the hair after about 4 months. I am still using Tria on my armpits and bikini (because these areas take very little time for me to treat) once in 3-4 weeks.
The best results I am seeing are on the bikini zone: about 70% of the hair are gone and not regrowing so far (not sure if the once-a-month procedures are helping to keep it this way or not).
The lower legs and armpits have about 50% of the hair gone. The rest 50% are growing back at the usual speed after shaving and not any finer or lighter in color. That means I still have to shave every day :( On the other hand, because I was suffering from ingrown hair and bumps, my leg skin looks much better after reducing the amount of hair and potential marks of ingrowing hair.

Even though I never expected lifetime permanent clearing of most of the body hair, I guess I wanted a slightly better result on my legs. Because of that reason I am now taking one lippie off. However, I cannot say I am regretting purchasing Tria.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

on 8/30/2015 8:39:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This product just does not work. I got a refurbished one. Totally not effective. The older versions did work moderately for a temporary time, but the current model is complete junk. I am of Indian origin with super thick face hair. The Tria literally makes no difference in my hair. Notably, I have also failed at least 6 full courses of actual YAG laser treatments.


on 1/29/2015 11:10:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

great product

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