Laser treatment is no stranger to me, I must have at least 15 sessions at the doctor's office, each session has 200 "firing", that was 5 years ago and finally the melasma was pretty well gone except now it is a pinkish patch which I can live with. Of course I was skeptical with this Tria machine but found out it has a 60 day $$$ back guarantee, I jumped into it.
I started out in level 2, it sting a bit, but nothing intolerable. It certainly reminded me of the torture at the Dr.'s office, but in a much smaller scale. By the 4th day, I noticed my skin was firmer & brighter, which gave me the continuous interest of using it. After each, the skin drank in the serum & cream very willingly. Now, just a little dab of foundation is good to go. My usually amount of foundation before made my face look so smooth & porcelain like, perhaps for others but definitely not good for a man.
After the first week, I switched up to level 3, having been using it for 3 weeks now, I don't even have to watch myself in the mirror while doing it. The sting during the treatment certainly don't bother me anymore although it felt like a vigorously workout.
I have used gadgets before like those red LED light, which works for a little while and they certainly took so long. With the Tria, at level 3 it took 12 minutes, but because of the remarkable result, it doesn't feel that tedious, and something I forward to checking the result each morning.
The initial price may be a bit much, but it costs less than 2 sessions at the Dr's office and the gradual result has no down -time, which usually is a week after the Dr's visit, which is another big plus. Like Tria recommended, use it for 2 months & skip 1 month. Needless to say, result will diminished with discontinue use, but doesn't that apply to everything? (food, water or even breathing) ?