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 â€“ The Male Brazilian â€“ 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 Iâ€™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, Iâ€™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 babyâ€™s. And each time the hair grows in after shaving, it is lighter and I need not shave as much. Iâ€™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 growthâ€¦especially if you donâ€™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 canâ€™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 skinâ€¦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 laserâ€¦I guess itâ€™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 Iâ€™m not an apeâ€¦just a little bit of hair. Iâ€™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 wellâ€¦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, Iâ€™m writing all this because when I bought the Tria, there wasnâ€™t much out there that talked about menâ€™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 itâ€™s nice not to have to shave so much and enjoy my smooth skin.
Iâ€™m not sure Iâ€™d use it on my private parts thoughâ€¦I think the laser might be too powerful for that, but I have used it on the area between my nuts and assâ€¦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.