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?

Click here to read our blost post that answers this questionTria 4X LED Screen!

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?

Man with smooth back

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

At home laser hair removal

How often do you need to do at-home laser hair removal?

It’s exciting to buy a new beauty gadget, especially an at-home laser hair removal device, and when you’re unboxing it, that’s when the real intrigue begins. These initial questions will most likely pop into your head: What will it do, and how fast? I’ve tried a lot of beauty gizmos, and 99.9% of them are not overnight sensations. It takes time and dedication to see results with any device, and it is all up to you to make the magic happen.

One of the most common questions asked by customers is: How often do I need to use your hair removal lasers? Sometimes we hear that customers are using our 4X Hair Removal Laser every day, thinking that doing so will speed up the results. Unfortunately, using our hair removal device daily will not do anything but waste the number of laser pulses contained within the laser. Let me explain how at-home laser hair removal works and why you can’t use it daily.

Your body hair must be in the anagen hair growth phase

Hair growth phases

It’s true. There is a reason why we suggest using our hair removal devices once every two weeks. The reason is that the hair follicle can only be ‘killed’ by the laser when your body hair is in the anagen hair growth phase. (Click that link to read all about hair growth phases and laser hair removal.) This is the growing phase of the hair and the only phase that laser hair removal will work on. Only 20% of your body hair is in this phase at any given time. This is why you need to treat the hairs multiple times over a period of at least three months, or 5-6 treatments. The anagen phase lasts 2-3 weeks and then goes into catagen, telogen and exogen when the hair falls out and starts a new growth phase all over again. <!–more–>

Since we want to catch the hair follicle in the anagen phase, we must treat every two weeks, without skipping a treatment day. It’s best to mark your calendar to make sure you don’t miss your date with the laser!

Use your laser pulses only when you need to

It’s good to keep in mind that both our Precision Hair Removal Laser and 4X Laser contain an internal rechargeable battery that hold about 90,000 laser pulses. While this is a lot of pulses, if you used the laser daily, you would still have to use the laser for several months to see the results you want. Conserve your laser’s battery by using it only once every two weeks, and you should be able to use the laser for 2-3 years with proper battery maintenance. Charging the battery at least once every three months helps keep the battery healthy.

Trust the process

It’s definitely worth the time and effort doing your own at-home laser hair removal. Once the hair follicles have been successfully treated with the laser, you most likely will not have to worry about hair growth for quite some time! It can take from 3 to 6 months to see full results, so it is important not to get frustrated and give up on your progress. Keep going! My favorite thing to do when treating larger areas, such as legs, is to put my feet up and turn on my favorite show and start blasting away those follicles. It doesn’t have to be a daunting task (at least you don’t have to wear protective glasses like you do when using IPL).

VIDEO: See what double-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Karan Lal has to say about how often you should use at-home hair removal:

Mother's Day Gift Guide from Tria Beauty

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

We’re heading into May at lightning speed–and Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away! Gasp! Don’t worry about what to get Mom on her special day because we did all of the work for you! Every mom wants beautiful, ageless skin, and Tria has the right tools to get her on the path to a glowing future.SmoothBeauty™ Laser Mask Starter Kit

SmoothBeauty™ Laser Mask Starter Kit

Our best-selling SmoothBeauty Anti-Aging Laser treats fine lines and wrinkles all over the face, resulting in more youthful, radiant, and refreshed skin. FDA-cleared to be safe and effective for the entire face on all skin tones and types.

Mom will love the luxurious Nuvesse Deep Hydrating & Brightening Mask and Serum Roller in conjunction with her laser treatments. Mom only needs to use the mask once per month, and the serum roller can be used daily. The serum-infused mask and serum roller are uniquely formulated to infuse potent key nutrients like Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Vera deeper into the skin to stimulate natural collagen and elastin production. Each facial mask applies 35mL of serum—the equivalent of a full bottle of serum—in as little as 20 minutes.

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Bobbi Brown/Ulla Johnson – The Ynez Cheek Palette

If Mom is lacking a little color and glow in her visage, this is the perfect palette to give her just the right amount of cheek flush and glow to wear on a daily basis. This nude-beige multi-tasking pot cheek and lip rouge are fast and easy to dab on with a finger for the on-the-go Mom. For a little extra highlight, the golden pink cream highlighter will look beautiful dabbed on the cheekbones and anywhere else a “glow from within” moment is desired! To top it all off, the Mini Extra Face Oil works wonders on parched skin and can be dabbed anywhere extra moisture is needed. Shop
SmoothBeauty™ Eye Wrinkle Laser Regimen Kit

SmoothBeauty™ Eye Wrinkle Laser Regimen Kit

If mom’s issue is just around her eyes, or she needs to maintain her perfect peepers, this is the kit she will love! This gentle combination of the SmoothBeauty™ Eye Wrinkle Laser and our Nourishing Eye Renewal Cream will give Mom the ultimate at-home skincare experience. This kit helps to rebuild collagen and reveals younger-looking skin around the eyes in as little as two weeks.

Mom can use the Nourishing Eye Renewal Cream to soothe skin while replenishing moisture and reducing the appearance of puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, Ginger Extract, and Retinol, it helps to soothe and hydrate laser-treated skin while minimizing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

For best results, it is best to treat each eye area every night for 8 weeks–and it only takes a few minutes!

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Williams Sonoma Mother's Day Gift Crate

Williams Sonoma Mother’s Day Gift Crate

If beauty products aren’t Mom’s thing, or her bathroom looks like a mini Sephora store, you’ll bet she’ll appreciate a little bit of artisanal treats and soothing sundries from Williams Sonoma. This beautifully curated keepsake box is filled with the following decadent products that will help Mom get that much-deserved R&R:

  • CC Made Rosemary Caramel Corn (8 oz.)
  • Girl Meets Dirt Rhubarb Lavender Preserves (7.75 oz.)
  • Jasmine Pearl Lavender Rose Loose White Tea (2.4 oz.)
  • Paddywax Salted Grapefruit Candle (3 oz.)
  • Rosemary Bundle (.25g)
  • Decker Chamomile Seed Packet (.125g)
  • Formulary 55 Grapefruit + Rosemary Sea Mineral Body Polish (2 oz.)
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TREASURE & BOND Luca Grainy Leather Backpack

Leather Drawstring Backpack by Treasure & Bond

If Mom is planning a bit of travel this summer, we found the perfect bag to take while she’s exploring the world. This beautifully grained leather drawstring backpack (available in Country Blue, Ivory, and Black) will be the best travel companion to hold her necessities. With an outside and inside pocket, she can store away the little things and access them easily. A cool tidbit about the brand, Treasure & Bond, Nordstrom will donate 2.5% of net sales (that’s 5% of net profits) to organizations that work to empower youth. This is a gift you can feel good about giving!

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Nourishing & Firming Deluxe Kit

If Mom already owns our powerful anti-aging lasers, she will love this skincare kit to help maximize the performance of her favorite devices. This skincare set includes the Priming Cleanser to remove makeup & impurities, the Super C Brightening Moisturizer with a unique oil-based form of Vitamin C, & Nuvesse Firming & Anti-Aging serum-infused masks + a serum roller to stimulate collagen production.

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Hidden Message Necklace by Oak & Luna

Hidden Message Necklace by Oak & Luna

If you’re looking for a gift that is a bit more personal, this gorgeous hidden message necklace not only looks sleek, but it will remind Mom of the people that she holds dear to her heart. Get creative with your message–this necklace allows you to personalize up to 20 characters on rose gold, 18k gold plated or silver. This beautiful necklace also makes a perfect gift for a new mom or even a dog mom!

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Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X

Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X

Would Mom love the gift of an eternal smooth body? Our best-selling Hair Removal Laser 4X is powered by the same in-office Diode Laser Technology used by dermatologists and is the first and only FDA-cleared at-home laser to remove unwanted hair at a fraction of the in-office treatment. It’s so safe and effective, Mom will be amazed at what she can do all by herself.

The Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X targets and permanently disables the hair follicle to stop hair growth on the body for permanent results, and even gentle enough to remove unwanted hair on the face for women. Mom will have to commit to using her device every two weeks until permanent results are achieved.

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