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Silkn Cost Update #2 – Removing Male Body Hair

If you have not seen our first cost basis post on the Silkn Bulb from May of this year, we suggest that you start there. Silkn Bulb Cost Update.

Since May, there has been continued usage of the SilkN product. The results thus far, seems to be a longer distance between shaving armpits and bikini region, I can easily go a full two weeks before I need the shave any area. The SilkN is not stopping hair growth, but it does seem to work in diminishing the growth of hair.

Currently on the 5th bulb since May 2009. The cost breakdown below does not include the cost of the machine, only the cost of the bulbs.

Here is the current cost breakdown.

Silkn Bulb Cost Update

Have you tried the SilkN? What are you results? We would like to hear from you, please add to the Comments Section.

User Feedback on the Tria Home Laser System

We recently received a great comment and feedback from one of our user regarding the usage of the Tria Home Laser System (link to the Tria site). The comment is located in our post, Silkn for Male Home Laser Hair Removal – The Male Brazilian – Part 3 in which we talked about results of using the Silkn on male private parts.

This was such an insightful comment that we felt it necessary to make a full post out of it. We would like to hear from other users who have used the Tria in the past and their results, especially if you are male as there is limited information on the web regarding home laser hair removal systems for male body parts.

Here was the comment from Rick, posted on July 18, 2010:

I bought the Tria laser hair removal, and though I’m just doing it for my chest and stomach and shoulders and a little bit on my butt, I warn people to be careful. The first go around, I think I put the setting to high and it really hurt like a mother (there are six settings). It was like someone with sensitive skin who shaves and then breaks out. It really hurt. But having said that, I’ve now done about 5 treatments and my chest and stomach are getting quite smooth. Now after I shave, my skin is as smooth as a baby’s. And each time the hair grows in after shaving, it is lighter and I need not shave as much. I’m guessing after two more laser treatments, it will be smooth enough not to have to shave at all.

My warnings are: Since you have to shave to use the Tria, make sure the shave is close but also in the direction of the growth…especially if you don’t shave much and/or you have sensitive skin like I do. To use the Tria, takes a long time and since it runs on a charge, you can’t cover too much area in a single use. The thing takes like three hours to charge after it stops working. It takes one charge to do a full pectoral area and will take about 30 minutes to do it. Also, you have to have somewhat light skin…so having a nice tan is not a good time to do the laser treatment. The Tria comes with a sensor tester to test the tone of your skin and if you get the green light, then you actually use the sensor to turn on the Tria laser…I guess it’s a safety precaution.

Also if you have hair on your shoulders and back, someone will have to do it for you. I have a little bit on the shoulders and it seems to be growing back less and less, though I’m not an ape…just a little bit of hair. I’m sure it would take a lot more time to do the laser treatments if you have super thick ape like body hair.

One plus is that the Tria has six settings. So if six hurts like a mother, then you can lower the setting in order to tolerate the little rubber band snapping feeling.

I like a little bit of pubes and a small happy trail, but I noticed around the pube line and my happy trail leading up to my button, the laser treatments are really working well…and no more razor bumps at all. Although if you have sensitive skin, I found rubbing a little bit of hydrocortizone cream helps prevent bumps.

Anyway, I’m writing all this because when I bought the Tria, there wasn’t much out there that talked about men’s use and results so I was just hoping it would work for me. Even though it is tedious to use, if you can stand the time it takes, I think it is well worth the cost and time. For me, I am very athletic and I just like having a smooth body. I was always shaving anyway, and now it’s nice not to have to shave so much and enjoy my smooth skin.

I’m not sure I’d use it on my private parts though…I think the laser might be too powerful for that, but I have used it on the area between my nuts and ass…and so far, great results. That was probably TMI. Anyway, good luck if u decide to take the plunge and be a little less hairy.

Silkn for Male Home Laser Hair Removal – A Technical Analysis – Part 1

The Silkn Home Laser Hair Removal system has been getting a lot of attention lately. I decided to order one back in April 2009 for some home hair removal and to test this product to fully understand whether it was worth the money or not. The product was purchased online at TheSilknStore – I purchased the base unti with 4 cartridges.

One thing of note – in searching for Silkn Reviews or information on the web, pretty much of all it is written for women. Not saying this is a bad thing, but what about men looking for a home hair removal solution – would the Silkn work for men? This is when I decided to make the move and post the results online. Continue reading