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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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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?

  5. 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?

  6. 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?

    1. 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.

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

    1. 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.

  8. 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!

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

      Thanks!! !

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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?

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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?

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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!


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

  18. 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!

    1. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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?

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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?

  24. 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?

    1. hair due to hormonal issues (pcos) can constantly bring new hair growth. So the tria will work but you will be zapping new hair as it shows up (if it does) so you might always have to use it. I have PCOS and I have used the Tria for the 90 day money back guarantee trial. I have used it on my face, neck, underarm, and legs. I am noticing success everywhere but the least on my face/neck. There does seem to be a decrease/finer hair. My underarms seem to be working the best. I will be keeping it an continuing as while i still have hair on my face I am not having to shave it every day.

    2. I’m surprised Tria would say the device won’t work with PCOS. The thing is, untreated PCOS yes, you’re going to be using the device forever. However, if you’re already getting treatment to help keep the symptoms in check (spironolactone, Metformin, birth control pills), I think there’s no reason not to expect a reasonable level of success. I have PCOS and have used the Tria on my face three times in as many weeks. I already see a reduction in hair growth (the five o’clock shadow I’d notice before bedtime and in the morning is greatly diminished!). Honestly, I felt any improvement the Tria gave me made it worth the price. Based on the results I’ve seen in just three weeks, I’m very hopeful for where I will be in 6, 9, + more weeks. I was on the fence initially too, read lots of reviews, watched lots of youtube videos. I was greatly moved by a recent review on Amazon from a woman with PCOS who shared before and after photos. I thought if I could have that kind of success with hair removal, it was well worth a shot.

  25. Well … As par my experience these gadgets don’t really give you the results that a Good Med Spa can give you. One more thing is that these Laser Hair Removal Gadgets tend to lose it’s intensity & would eventually breakdown than you would need to get it repaired.

    I went through all of this Fuss when i wanted to get my unwanted hair removed but all the efforts went in vein. Then i had to make up my mind on what to do next? Keep wasting my money on these gadgets or get help from the Professionals of this Business.
    Later on, i went with the Pros & I went to this Blair Med Spa in Houston. They are awesome. They give you a full consultation before touching a thing and tell you exactly how much it is going to cost before you begin, they even explain to you the whole procedure so you can be at ease. It costed me minimal. You can also check out….
    In the end, i would recommend to you to get professional Laser Hair Removal treatment from any well-known Laser Med Spa & not to waste your money on these useless gadgets as you’ll regret it later.

    Hope this helps. =)

  26. will it do anything at all using it on a lower setting like 2 or 3? or is it a pointless investment if you cannot tolerate the level 4 or 5?