The Tria 4x Hair Removal Laser offers affordable, convenient professional laser hair removal from the comfort of your home.
The manufacturer promises that you can see results from as little as two treatments and may be able to stop shaving or waxing in as little as 3 months.
I know covering laser hair removal is straying a little from the epilator focus of the site, but I just felt that this is such a good option for at-home hair removal, that I had to review it.
The dermatologist-recommended Tria 4X is the first and only FDA-cleared laser available for home use and is suitable for use on both face and body. This review will discuss the benefits and disadvantages of this method of laser hair removal to help you make a more informed decision. Let’s see what my Tria Hair Removal Laser 4x Review reveals about this product.
Features of Tria 4X
- Optimised for permanent results, as opposed to lower energy-emitting devices, such as some IPL devices, which are optimized for temporary results.
- One-of-a-kind performance with the Pulse Counter – offers 90 000 pulses
- Professional-level diode lasers, which disable the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin
- 5 Comfort Settings and Digital display for guidance
- Built in skin sensor – makes unit easier to use on large areas and more convenient
- Uses the same diode laser technology preferred by dermatologists – safe and effective
- Sleek, hand-held design and slim handle – so treatment is simple and easy
- Angled tip increases visibility to deliver laser light to the exact treatment area
What Clinical Studies Show
- Up to 70% reduction after just 2 treatments
- 73% reduction in hair count at 1 month after the eighth and last treatment on high setting, and hair that had regrown was less noticeable, finer, and lighter
- Of the 13 test subjects, 100% reported satisfaction with the results
- Results were maintained 1 year post-treatment
Benefits of Tria 4X
- Reviews of the Tria 4X report the same results that have been achieved from the bigger laser hair removal med-spa machines, and it is many times more cost effective. If used correctly, and with repeated treatments, the Tria 4X saves time and money.
- You can use it anywhere and whenever you want, and do not need to worry about the hygiene aspects of using machines at medical spa’s and doctor’s surgeries.
- Allows you to avoid the skin irritation that can be caused by other hair removal methods.
- Effective for coarse, dark hair that grows quickly and leads to many ingrown hairs.
- Reviews show that customers with PCOS, which causes excessive body hair, have had excellent results.
- Unlike a dermatologist visit, you are in control of the level of the level of pain (1-5 from weakest to strongest level), as well as how often and where.
- Most reviewers of the Tria 4X report no redness after treatment.
- While there is no avoiding the fact that laser hair removal is painful, reviews show that with the Tria 4X it is easy to adjust to after one or two treatments and worth it to not have to shave again. The smaller treatment head also decreases the pain – as less hairs getting zapped means less pain.
- Some reviews report that with every consecutive treatment, the hair gets finer and that in some areas no hair grows back at all.
- Reviewers report smooth, soft faces after treatment. Note: The FDA has not approved use of Tria 4X on the face.
Improvements from previous Tria models
- The Tria 4X is a lighter weight than previous models
- The shape of the treatment head is more streamlined and makes it easier to see exactly where you are treating
- The rechargeable battery lasts longer
Disadvantages of the Tria 4X
- The Tria 4X has a small laser head, or ‘treatment spot’, and some reviews have indicated that it is time-consuming to do larger areas like a leg.
- You need to keep the lens clean, particularly if using the cooling gel which builds up on the surface of the lens.
- Reviews indicate that the Tria 4X doesn’t work as well on lighter hair and may not work at all on gray, white, blond, red or light brown hair. It has been found that for those with medium brown hair, it may work on some of the darker/coarser hairs, but not on the thinner/ lighter ones. This contradicts the Tria claims on their website.
- It has also been noted that it can be more painful to use and less effective if you have pale skin, due to the melanin in the skin absorbing the laser energy away from the dark hair. However, other pale-skinned dark-haired reviewers have had no problem with it.
- Some reviewers report less effectiveness on facial hair.
- Tria advise multiple treatments for it to work most effectively. However, they give only 3 months to send the product back.
It’s important to note that hormones and genetics cause brand new hair follicles to naturally keep forming, and so this is why continued treatment is needed even when using laser hair removal. I hope this article has helped you to make your decision about what kind of hair removal system to choose.
If the Tria isn’t exactly your cup of tea, you might be looking for an epilator review…
Tria Laser 4X Review
- Ease of Use
- Value for money
The Tria Laser 4X is a very effective at-home hair removal device. It is a good deal more expensive than most epilators, but then again you can’t compare the results with an ordinary epilator. 4.3