Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X - A 3 month follow-up - PCOS Diva
Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X – A 3 month follow-up

lhr_carousel5In April I wrote about how I was excited to test out the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4x..  In this post I explained everything you need to know about the Tria.  I ended the post by saying, “I look forward to charging up my new Tria and giving it a try.  I’ll let you know in three months if it is worth the $449 price tag.”

Well, it has been 3 months and I can’t wait to say…..”IT IS SO WORTH IT!!!!”

I actually wanted to tell you this last month but thought I would wait until July.  As I mentioned in April, after coming off of spironolactone I was experiencing more hair growth on my chin area than usual.   I am happy to report that the hair is pretty much vanished.

It hasn’t happened overnight, but I can say by 8 weeks I noticed a huge difference.  It takes longer than a typical in office hair removal.  The laser isn’t as strong.  But to have the convenience of being able to do this at home at really a fraction of the cost of multiple in office visits, is amazing.

My first question to someone who tried the Tria would be, “Does it hurt?”  I worked my way up to the highest level setting.  I used level 5 for most of the three months.  It hurt more at first because there was more hair.  Towards the end of the trial there was much less discomfort.  I would describe the feeling as a warm elastic band being snapped on your skin.  It is a bit uncomfortable and certainly tolerable.

My second question would be, “How long does it take?”  It takes about 2 minutes for me to treat my chin area and I only do this 1x a week.  There is a very minimal time investment.  I am now ready to try other body parts.

And since April Tria has come out with limited edition colors.  Would you believe they have a teal color – perfect for PCOS! You can order here…

Any Tria questions?  Feel free to post them below and I’ll do my best to answer.

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  • I love the tria, I too have PCOS and was getting fed up with using creams and waxing always made my skin break out. I only wish I tried it before.

  • Does it work on any type of hair? Mine is very dark and VERY coarse like a mans.

    • Amy

      You have to look at my initial article. There are some skin types that this won’t work on. It will work on coarse dark hairs if your skin tone is in the right category which they list on their site.

  • Melissa

    Go information to know thx.
    I have weird fears like the hair nearby falling out as I zap my chin.
    I may break down and get this. So tired of tweezers.

  • Tiffany

    Is it permanent or do you have to keep doing it weekly?

    • Amy

      It is permanent but you may need to do some maintenance from time to time.

  • I stopped taking my spironolactone a few months ago (after about 5 years on) and am seriously starting to doubt that decision. I wanted to be medication free but my facial hair is out of control! The spironolactone had kept me nearly symptom free for so long that I kind of forgot how horrible I felt before. 🙁

    In the previous post, you mentioned: “After your first treatment there will be no visible change to the hair. The hair doesn’t immediately fall out. But with additional treatments, there will be a gradual reduction in the number of hairs with each treatment.” –> Does this mean that you have to leave the hair on your face after each treatment? Or can you shave it off after you use the Tria?

  • Mandie

    When you do a treatment, what are the after effects on your skin? I would imagine there is some redness? How long does it last? Is there any scabbing or scaring?

    • Amy

      I honestly didn’t notice much of any redness and certainly no scaring or scabbing Mandie.

  • L

    oh I am definitely buying this!

    • Amy

      You won’t be sorry!

  • Deanne

    I did read you info and went to the site, Tyvm. I may be missing it but a other product that is similar only had so many times u could use it before u had to replace a piece of it. Is this product like that? Or is it unlimited uses for the life of the machine?

    • Amy

      You can recharge it and use it as many times as you like!

  • Would love to try it…but that is a heavy price tag! 🙁

  • ksunshinee

    So from the first time you do it, 1) how long does the hair have to be? and 2) after the first treatment how long did it take for the hair to be seen again?

    • Amy

      The hair can be shaven and you can still use it. You will still see the hair the first time you use it. THis is not something that happens overnight. It took a good 8 weeks to really see a big difference. But at this point I have very little hair left and if one does pop up it is very fine and not coarse.

  • Jean C

    Can you tweeze between treatments, or do you have to shave? I’ve never shaved.

    • Amy

      The downside is that you can’t tweeze. The shaving wasn’t too bad – and you’ll start to notice you’ll be shaving less and less often.

  • Melanie

    I am going to have to put this on my wish list!

  • Kelli S

    My hubby bought this for me for my birthday after begging for it after reading all the excellent reviews. I start today! So excited to get rid of all this facial hair!

    • April

      Hi Kelli, Have you had success with your device. My birthday is coming up and I wanted to try Tria

      Thanks!! !

  • Danielle

    I just ordered my Tria, I am very excited, but very nervous to try it!
    Thanks for this test, it helps to know that it worked for PCOS symptoms before buying!

  • Kay

    I’m still on the fence. I just think $449 is too much. It would almost be cheaper just to visit a clinic.

    • Amy

      I think they are offering 20% off before Christmas.

  • Vikki

    As it has been a year since you first purchased the Tria, I was wondering if you are still as happy with it’s results as you were in July? I am considering purchasing one, but that is a lot of money for me so I wasn’t to make sure it’s worth it. Thanks in advance!

    • Amy

      I am still loving my Tria!

  • Laura

    Have you tried this on your neck?

    • Amy

      Yes, on my chin and neck. It works for me.

  • Isabel

    I’ve never ever shaved-just plucked. It’s bad on my neck and chin. I want to try this but do I have to shave?

    • Amy

      Yes,unfortunately you do have to shave in order for the Tria to work.

  • Kay

    Will it work on my blond or light hair? I’ve had other facial hair laser tx that did not work.

  • I’m definitely going to invest and get one. I been struggling since a teenager. Got worse as I got older.

  • Krysn Provost-Acre

    I have to shave my face (full beard and mustache) on a daily basis sometimes twice if I go out in the evening. My back my husband shaves once a month cause it gets so bad. not to mention my chest and stomach. seems like such a heavy price though…….will have to think about it but the idea of not shaving for a week on my face would be AWESOME! lol.

  • mabouda

    Does the laser run out after some use? Do i need to change a part to keep using it?

  • Chelsea

    I’m considering purchasing this. I have a full beard due to PCOS. I’m just curious now that it’s been over a year, have your results lasted or do you still continue to treat your chin and neck?

    • Emilie

      i got the tria for my PCOS as well. im nervous about shaving my face. is that mandatory?

  • fatima

    How long does the device last? Because i want to treat different area of my body

  • Sarah

    Hi, I’m thinking of buying this product to use it on my full legs, arms and underarms. I dont mind the price or the pain but my only problem is that it seems time consuming. my question is how long does it take to do a full leg? I mean if it takes half an hour to do 1/2 lower leg (according to some reviews I read) that means I need 4 charges for each full leg, which is impossible, if it only lasts 30 mins and the recharging takes 2 hours.

  • Monica

    I am looking forward to trying this product. I have dealt with facial hair since I was around 13 years old. Around 23 years of age an Endocrinologist finally told me that I had PCOS and that was the cause of the facial hair. It was very discouraging to know that this hair is permanent and the only way to get rid of it was to try laser hair removal. Being 27 years old and have never at one time in my life felt like a real woman, to embarrassed to wear my hair up and not try to cover up with tons and tons of make up. Deep depression with thoughts of burning my face to get rid of the hair. I should have the money in the next few months. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your battles of PCOS and your feedback on this product.

  • Mure Mure

    Hi Amy, I’ve been getting in-office laser treatments on my face and now I need roughly one treatment every 2.5 to 3 months. I bought the tria 4x and have used it twice but see no difference. At the office treatments, the hair would fall right away which I don’t see happening with tria…at least not so far! Do you have any tips/suggestions for me? It’s basically my full face and neck!


    • Amy Anderson Medling

      You need to use it for about 3 months – once a week to see a difference.

  • +1 for the Tria. I had the Precision, then moved up to the Tria 4x because I wanted to do all over my body – It’s nowhere near as painful as I was expecting, and the results after several treatments were great. I did a review between the precision and the 4x here

  • Emilie

    do i have to shave my face? after one treatment the hair will grow back still. i cant luck or wax my face between treatments, so what am i suppose to do? walk around with a hairy face between treatments? im very nervous about shaving my face. help!

    • Amy Anderson Medling

      Yes you will have to shave your face between treatments. It isn’t the best scenario but if you have light skin and darker hair – after 3 months of using the tria, you will notice a difference. If you want faster results, I would go to a Laser clinic – they use a higher potency laser and you’ll see quicker results.

  • Ashley Cuccurullo-Powell

    Hi ladies, I just wanted to post my experience with the Tria 4x. For anyone considering making the purchase, I have found it to be worth the price – and have considered it an invaluable buy! I have shaved, tweezed and bleached the hair on my face and neck since I was 12 … and was currently bleaching my upper lip and tweezing my chin when I got the Tria. I did have to start shaving those areas in order to use it, but I don’t regret it. I saw such immediate results on my neck (because I had already been shaving there) I was frustrated that I had to wait for the growth on my chin to catch up (as I continued to shave every day) in order for the Tria to detect the root follicles. However, everything panned out in a matter of weeks, and I’ve owned my Tria for 8 months now. I haven’t been the most regular at using it, but I went from needing to tweeze/shave 2x a day to being able to forget about shaving for days. Which is all I could hope for. And there are no more shadows, my hair is super fine now, and it is no longer insanely dense. I recommend this product with no reservations.

    • Amy Anderson Medling

      Thanks for sharing Ashley! So glad that it is working for you.

  • Sarah

    So i have fine hair on my stomach that is black and noticable but not dense. I tried my Tria on it but felt no pain on that area, but pain in the areas with dense hair, does that mean the Tria does not work for fine hair?

  • Elaine Jacobson

    Does this work on upper thigh hair? I’m not looking forward to shaving the bikini line to use it…sounds painful. What’s anyone’s experience with that region? I quit taking the pill, last May, and the hair growth has come back with somewhat of a vengance.

    • Amy

      Yes it will, as long as the hair is dark and your skin is light.

  • Isabel

    How soon before a treatment should an area be shaved? I will be starting treatments soon and I’m not sure if I should shave right before or have a little bit of stubble.

  • Kate Please check out my ongoing review! I would love to start a discussion about this product with you guys out there to compare experiences 🙂

  • Vianey

    Hi.I just recently got the Tria and started using it a couple of days ago.I’m getting frustrated because it stops workig/sending pulses after just a few minutes. Can it be that it is defective or is it normal? has anyone else had that problem?

  • Stacey S

    How much does it hurt?

  • Jessica Ruiz

    i prefer my karmin 🙂

  • Kata Catherine

    I just phoned the company directly and asked if it would help if I have PCOS and they told me that it does not work at all if you have hormone issues. I’ve seen a mix of great reviews but also 1 star reviews saying it doesnt work at all for them. This is an old article but I’m wondering if you can update your view?