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Tria Hair Removal Laser Review

Springtime means warmer weather and more revealing clothing. From short skirts and shorts to tank tops and cut-out dresses, people everywhere will be sporting sexier looks this season by showing more skin. That means, it’s imperative to have smooth, stubble-free skin. But, why bother with razors or waxing, when you can be hair-free, permanently? That’s where the TRIA Hair Removal Laser comes in handy.

Tria Hair Removal Laser Review

Over the past few years, I had heard Kim Kardashian endorsing the at-home hair removal system and had seen a few infomercials about the product, which peaked my curiosity. So I was naturally interested in giving it a try. I figured, what did I have to lose (other than some unwanted hair)?!

The manufacturer claims that “The FDA-cleared TRIA Hair Removal Laser 4X uses the same laser technology used by professionals for in-office laser hair removal. The TRIA Laser 4X’s design, features and performance ensure that it’s convenient and easy to use in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Get the permanent results you’ve always wanted, and free yourself from the endless hassles of shaving and waxing.”

The TRIA Hair Removal Laser is an at-home permanent hair removal system that can safely be used on the legs, bikini line, underarms, feet, arms, hands, chest, back, and stomach.

With it’s light-weight, hand-held, battery-operated device, the TRIA Laser is actually quite simple and easy to use. After shaving the desired area (ex. your underarms), you simply place the laser tip on the area you want to treat. The laser emits a beeping signal (indicating that the hair has been properly treated). For each body part being treated (depending on the size of the area), it only takes about 15 minutes per treatment. You can even use the laser while watching television; its that easy!

The laser is to be used every two weeks (which allows the hair to go through different hair growth phases). After a few months, you see less hair growth in the treated area, and it takes longer for the hair to grow in. After several months, the hair is completely gone.

In addition to being used in the privacy of one’s own home, there are a few things I especially love about the TRIA Hair Removal Laser. Not only is it less costly than visiting a laser hair removal clinic (which costs thousands of dollars), it doesn’t leave the skin bumpy, red, or with ingrown hairs (like many other hair removal procedures, such as waxing and shaving, do). In addition, the  system enables you to use different settings, which means you can minimize the pain felt by the laser. The lower the setting, the less pain (if any) you feel, but the longer it takes to get results. The pain is minimal (certainly less than waxing!), and feels like a slight sting when the laser hits the hair.

It’s important to note that the system is intended for people with light skin and dark hair. Since I have light skin and dark hair, I’m considered the ‘ideal’ candidate for this system. There is even a sensor that is used to detect your skin tone, to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the hair removal system. The required sensor acts as a ‘lock’ on the system. This means, if you don’t pass the skin tone test, the hair removal laser will not be activated (for use). The reason for this security feature is to prevent burns, discolorations, or scarring on skin tones that are not deemed light enough for this system. In addition, the TRIA Hair Removal Laser only works on “naturally brown or black hair (and will) not work on white, gray, blond, or red hair. These hairs do not absorb enough laser light to be effectively treated.” In addition, the Tria Hair Removal Laser is not to be used on the face, head, ears, neck, or private (sensitive) parts.

I’ve been using my TRIA Hair Removal Laser for a few months, and have been pleased with the results. It’s easy to use, cost-effective, and time-conserving. I will continue to use the system for the next several months until I achieve the results I’m seeking (permanent hair removal).

If you’re seeking permanent hair removal that doesn’t cost a fortune, the TRIA Hair Removal Laser is definitely worth considering.

What hair removal treatments do you use? Have you tried laser hair removal? If you have any questions, feel free to leave your comments below! I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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  1. based on your other post about hair removal options you noted that using this make you sun sensitive… so perhaps after summer is a better time to try this after all.


    • Christina-Lauren says:

      Any laser treatment will heighten sun sensitivity, so always wear SPF protection, and do your best to stay out of the sun (all year long!). This will not only help prevent skin cancer, but it also helps in the fight against wrinkles/aging.

  2. What a wonderful product! I have been wanting to try this item and a friend rec’d I start with laser in a doctor’s office and use this to supplement treatments.

    Did you purchase your Tria 4X at Sephora or another retailer or did you get it as a reviewed item?

      • WOW so lucky!
        I am thinking about getting this next time i see it on sale.
        (PLEASE, if you see it go on sale please let us know!)

        I’d like this for the under arms for sure… and legs for yoga and swimming.

        I have read a review on and it seems like its not quite 100% permanent, and takes about 1 year to get to near perfect results. Keep us posted on your results and how often you use it.

        Do you use it now instead of shaving, or along with shaving?

        At the end of it, if there is still power left in the machine, how much more would you say it cost to use this, rather than shaving (razors, creams…etc)

        Regarding beyond the bikini line, (brazilian) is this not OK because its sensitive or is there anything else to that?
        I’ve had brazilians a few times now, I have high pain tolerance apparently because it doesn’t bother me all that much. Much less than most women so im told.
        If i have any more juice left in the tria, after doing my pits and legs, i might used it there also…

          • Thanks Christina!

            looks like it’s back up to $449 again. I’m guessing with Summer her now they are not going to drop the price for a while. thats ok perhaps i’ll get it for christmas…?

            What are your thoughts on my other comments?

            thanks again, and I look forward to your follow ups.

          • Christina-Lauren says:

            Hi Paige! That’s a bummer… if I see any special promos or discounts for this item, I’ll be sure to let you know.

            I’ve been using the Tria in combination with shaving, since you have to shave first before using the device anyhow. Plus it takes several months for the hair to be reduced/eliminated. I generally use it for my underarms, and occasionally on my legs (when I have the time/patience). I only got the device a few months ago, so I still have several sessions to go before I’m completely ‘hair-free’. What I’ve noticed thus far, is that it’s reducing the amount hair and the hair is growing back in slower than before.

            The company says it’s not intended for ‘private areas’. For more info about how to use the product, etc. visit:

            Hope this helps!

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