Hair removal is a topic that I’ve covered many times on LBQ and it always generates the same reaction; body hair (and therefore hair removal) is a hot topic. The industry is worth billions of pounds globally and makes promises it quite often can’t keep. Body hair has been the topic of many a documentary (including one where Cherry Healey investigated a group of women who have chosen to remain as nature intended, regardless of the social stigma,) and insights a huge amount of discussion online during any given day. It seems the majority of us have a hate-hate relationship with the hair that sprouts from our legs, armpits, lady parts and even faces. I’ve been lucky enough to have inherited the fine hair gene, which leaves my body hair pretty minimal and my issues pretty insignificant; however, I do have a few stray hairs on my stomach that have caused me great embarrassment and my armpit hair seems to grow at the speed of light. Although I’m fortunate enough not to suffer from facial hair, dark arm hair or fuzzy legs, it’s the little things for me that make the difference between laughing and sulking. As a result, I’ve been putting Tria Beauty‘s home laser hair removal system to the test.
Tria Beauty offers the first and only clinically-proven
cordless laser system available for home use; the system uses the same
diode laser technology used by dermatologists in salons and spas,
making this one of the most effective devices currently available. It
works by a laser permanently disabling the hair follicle and preventing
it from re-growing another hair in the future, targeting the melanin at
the root without damaging the surrounding skin. Unlike a lot of IPL
machines and ‘hot wire’ devices (such as No-No) which simply singe the hair
at the surface and provide only temporary results, the Tria Beauty
system actually stops the hair follicle working from the root. This
means the hair will fall out and simply not re-grow.
cordless system is incredibly easy to use, requiring a simple skin test
before you can unlock the laser and start the treatment. (You just
place the base of the unit on the area of skin you want to treat, it
scans and beeps to confirm it’s an appropriate skin colour and type.)
This removes the uncertainty of reading instructions and attempting to
match your skin tone to a coloured box or picture; you can be 100%
certain that you’re absolutely fine to treat the area before you begin.
You can adjust the strength settings via the click of a button too,
ensuring that you build your way up from a lower intensity to a stronger
one as your threshold or requirement changes. I’ve been using this on
setting three or four and it’s hardly noticeable, but still provides the
results I want. Seeing as there’s only one button, there’s no complex
instructions to follow or need to get yourself in a tizz – it’s really
the most simple electronic device I’ve ever used.
the device is handheld, you just aim the little circular laser to where
you want to focus, ensure it’s touching the skin and press the button.
The laser will give off a short pulse of light, which may cause a very
quick stinging sensation when you first use it. However, as you get used
to it the discomfort decreases and you’re able to blast the area with
as many pulses as you require. The key is to overlap the area to ensure
you’re getting all the hairs, keeping track of the number of pulses
thanks to the handy counter on the Tria unit display. Before you
commence your treatment you do have to shave, clean and dry the area to
ensure the root (not the hair itself) absorbs the light and the
treatment is most effective; you only have to repeat the treatment every
two weeks for around three months (ensuring you target all the hairs,
regardless of their life cycle,) for maximum results.
Having used this for the last couple of months, I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. I’ve been using the Tria on my random stomach hairs, as well as on both armpits, every two weeks for only around ten minutes. The treatment integrated into my routine seamlessly and didn’t even take up a huge proportion of my time – just the way I like it. After a couple of months the hairs around my stomach have completely disappeared, while my armpit hair is a lot thinner and requires shaving only half the amount it used to. I’m seriously chuffed. Tria’s laser hair removal system is so easy to use, relatively pain-free and seriously effective, making embarrassing and uncomfortable hair a thing of the past… In under three months.
If you’re concerned or embarrassed about unwanted hair and are in need of a solution, then Tria really could be the place to look. Although these devices aren’t cheap (around £375,) they’re totally worth it to rid yourself of unecessary worry. A full treatment at a clinic would probably cost around ten times this amount, but by investing in a Tria device you get to keep it forever at a fraction of the cost. It’s suitable for use anywhere from the nose down, making it a multifunctional product that will save you a lot of money in the long run – especially if you decide to share the use with a friend or loved one. Although there are a lot of hair removal systems on the market, this one is super easy, practical and doesn’t require an engineering degree to work it.