How much is laser hair removal?

At-home laser hair removal – How much money can you save?

We all love to save a dollar, especially when it comes to our beauty needs. Facials, nails, hair care, any type of self care costs money and adds up quickly. With rising costs of gas, I dread the thought of driving across town to have a service done. Lucky for all of us beauty mavens, we have at-home beauty devices right at our fingertips. When it comes to laser hair removal, you would be surprised at how expensive it is in a clinical setting, and you can use the same exact technology at home for a fraction of the price!

At-home laser is possible with Tria’s 4X Hair Removal Laser and Precision Hair Removal Laser. I did some digging around to find the latest prices of clinical laser hair removal, and it is definitely a huge beauty investment! Let’s take a look at some of the common areas that people laser, and how much it costs compared to Tria’s laser devices, which start at $329.

Average cost of clinical laser hair removal

In the year 2020, the average cost of clinical laser hair removal with no other related expenses was $389, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. I am assuming this average is based on one session, because most people will need four to six sessions for a complete hair removal on the areas that are treated.

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Cost for the face

According to Anna Guanche, M.D., board-certified dermatologist, the lower face and chin area can cost $250 per session. With 4 to 6 sessions needed, that total cost can go up to $1500. Keep in mind that touch ups are commonly needed, so you’d have to go back to pay for more sessions on top of the initial investment.

Cost for legs

Full legs are obviously a much larger area to cover, and will be very costly for those wanting that smooth and silky look. Dr. Guanche estimates that an area such as the back or legs can cost $600 per session. That’s $3600 for 6 sessions! You could go on a really nice vacation with the savings you will have going with at-home hair removal.

Cost for underarms

As we saw earlier, the facial area can cost about $250 per treatment, the underarms can cost around $175 to $225 per treatment session. That’s a cost of up to $1350 for six sessions. Imagine doing this yourself in just a few minutes, once every two weeks with Tria’s laser, and then treating other areas as you wish.

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Cost for laser on the bikini line

This is a popular area since many people hate to shave their bikini line. Unfortunately, those looking for a full Brazilian style hair removal treatment will have to consult a dermatologist for treatments. The Tria laser is not clinically tested for areas such as the pubic hair area. We can, however, suggest trying the laser out on the areas outside of the panty line for a nice smooth, hair-free look. For about $250, you could go to the clinic for the bikini line laser hair removal for one session. But, since you’ll need up to 6 sessions, that will cost you $1,500.

Total costs for clinical laser sessions

Now that you have seen all of the potential clinical costs for just those 4 areas: Face, legs, underarms and bikini, are you ready to spend up to $7,950? If you have the means to spend that much going to a dermatologist for these treatments, that is entirely up to you where you choose to spend your money. For the rest of us that would rather spend thousands on vacations and new rims for our car, we have the luxury of treating our self at home!

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How to do laser hair removal at home

Had clinical laser hair removal and see regrowth? How to touch up at home

Banishing those pesky dark hairs from your bikini line forever–sounds too good to be true, right? With summer already here and the leg-baring shorts and bathing suits have been dusted off from storage, we are excited to get out to bask in the sun. But who wants to spend a chunk of their day in the shower shaving away unwanted hair? That is why I think that laser hair removal is a godsend for people like me who used to grow leg hairs overnight after shaving it on a hot summer day.

As wonderful as it all is, there is always a chance you are going to see some hair regrowth. One of the most frequent questions I receive from customers is: I had laser done at a clinic, and now I am seeing regrowth and don’t want to spend the money again to have it treated. Will your 4X Hair Removal Laser work on these stray hairs? The answer: YES! 

Tria 4X Hair Removal LaserThe great news for these types of customers is that our 4X Hair Removal Laser uses the same diode laser technology as the laser that is used in a clinical setting, and is more powerful than an IPL device, so you will see quicker and more effective results with the 4X than any other at-home device.

How does at-home laser hair removal work?

Not only will you save on expensive gas to get to the clinic, there’s no need to sit in a waiting room with your hot face mask on. Here’s how the laser works:

  • Targets: Tria’s Hair Removal Laser 4X  targets the pigment in the hair, without touching the surrounding skin.
  • Treats: Once the device identifies the hair melanin (differentiating it from the melanin in the skin by color), it sends highly-concentrated light through it. The light is converted into heat, which disables the hair follicle.
  • Disables: The hair from the disabled follicle falls out, leaving behind soft, smooth skin.
  • Maintains: Over time, the laser effectively disables the hair follicle’s ability to grow back hair.

You only need to touch up your regrowth areas once every two weeks until the hairs have fallen out. Keep in mind, if these hairs are red, white, grey, or blonde, they will not work with the laser as it cannot find the pigment.

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Skincare to avoid when doing laser hair removal

Skincare products to avoid when doing laser hair removal

Summer is just around the corner, and it is the perfect time to start your laser hair removal sessions! As with any laser procedure, whether you are doing it at home or in a clinic, there are some dos and don’ts that you will need to learn about. Today, I’ll discuss the skincare products that should be avoided before, during, and after laser hair removal. These tips will help ensure that you will have a comfortable, safe, and stress-free hair removal experience. Let’s get started!

Avoid exfoliants and peeling skincare products for 5-7 days before and after laser treatment

This no-no is a tough one for me since I love to use scrubs on my legs to get that summer glow. But before doing laser hair removal, it is very important to stop using the following items at least 5 days before your treatment:

  • Alpha Hydroxy or Beta Hydroxy (AHA/BHA)
  • Hydroquinone – this is a topical skin bleaching agent to lighten pigment
  • Retinols and retinoids like Retin-A or Differin
  • Salicylic Acids
  • Sugar/Salt scrubs
  • Benzoyl Peroxide

Since the above list of items is designed for exfoliating your skin and removing dead skin cells, these products can also cause your skin to become extra sensitive. Some of these ingredients can be found in body washes and body creams, so be sure to take a look at the ingredient list on your body products before applying. You should wait at least 5 days after your laser treatment to start using these products again. Laser hair removal causes your pores to open, so let your skin heal and give it a break for a week before going back to any of these skincare products. Read More

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Where laser hair removal works best

Wondering if you can use laser hair removal all over your body? While from a technical vantage point you certainly can, there are some areas where hair removal lasers work best.

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to permanently get rid of hair from the bikini area, underarms, legs, arms, and even from the face. And as luck would have it, these are the same areas that most people address when they turn to laser hair removal. Read More

How to do laser hair removal at home

Tis’ the season for laser: Your laser hair removal questions answered

As you can imagine, Tria receives a lot of questions about our best-selling product; the 4X Hair Removal Laser. We teamed up with double board-certified Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Karan Lal, to help answer our top five laser hair removal questions that we receive. I’ve included quick links so you can hop to our YouTube video with Dr. Lal to hear him answer the questions himself! Let’s go!

How long does it take to see results with the 4X Laser? Why?

If you are familiar with at-home beauty devices, you may be aware that it does take time and dedication in order to see results. You also have to stay on a treatment schedule (see below: How often should I use the 4X Hair Removal Laser) so that you do not miss an opportunity to disable hair follicles that are in the anagen growth phase.
See us answer the question on YouTube

Hair growth phasesAccording to data collected from our customers and clinical studies, we are seeing that it can take 3 to 6 treatments to start noticing the hair loss. Because your hair follicles have to be in the anagen hair growth phase in order to be effective, it can vary from each person since all of our follicles are in different phases, and each person’s anagen phase can last different lengths of time. It can take 4-6 months’ worth of sessions to see the full results. The thicker and longer hair you have, the longer it can take, according to Dr. Lal. <!–more–>

Does numbing cream or gel work for pain management during laser treatment?

Apply lidocaine cream before doing laser to minimize painSee us answer this question on YouTube.

We get this question a lot. It’s totally understandable as we all tolerate pain in different degrees. Dr. Lal specifies that the hair follicle lies within the fat, so that is why you feel a slight zing when you use the Tria Hair Removal Lasers. He suggests using a lidocaine cream, like LMX 4%, and not a gel or roll-on solution. Dr. Lal also suggests applying a thick dollop and applying saran plastic wrap to help with absorption, wait an hour, wipe away with a cloth, then treat with the laser.

 

 

How often should I use the 4X Hair Removal Laser?

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Tria suggests using the hair removal devices once every two weeks, without skipping a treatment. I mentioned the anagen hair growth phase above to describe why it takes more than one session to see results. If you use the laser every day, which some customers had reported that they did, you are wasting not only your time, but laser pulses on your device.

It’s best to mark your calendar to make sure you don’t miss your date with the laser!

Can the 4X Hair Removal Laser help women with PCOS hair growth?

See Dr. Lal answer this question on YouTubePCOS Symptoms!

For women with PCOS, it can be very frustrating and embarrassing to go out in public in fear that someone may see the thick and coarse hair that can grow on the face. In a previous blog post, I talked about how the imbalance of sex hormones can cause uncontrollable facial hair growth in women.

Dr. Lal suggests doing electrolysis for permanent hair removal on the face, but explains that it is extremely painful and expensive. If you can afford it and could tolerate it, then go for it! But for those that want to be discreet and have the convenience of controlling hair growth at home, Tria’s hair removal lasers will do the trick. Keep in mind that you will have to treat the facial hair once every two weeks to control the growth, but it will not be permanent for those with PCOS.

Can men use the 4X Hair Removal Laser?

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Of course! Tria recommends that men use the at-home hair removal lasers from the neck down, since treating facial hair can cause a burn due to the density. Men can safely treat chest hair, arms, under arms, top of hands, back, legs, and feet. We do not recommend that anyone use the laser near the genital area–anywhere outside of the bikini line is okay.

 

We hope this list helps you decide if Tria is the right product for you to use at home! If you have any questions, please reach out to our amazing customer care team here: customercare@triabeauty.com