The Tria is a laser hair removal device that can be used in the comfort and privacy of your own home. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for personal use. The unit is about the size of a small hair-dryer and charges quickly for multiple treatments.
The Tria laser device is a small unit uses a laser diode to create a selective beam of light. The light energy 'zaps' the hair root in the skin follicle and smooth skin can last for a few months and can even be permanent for some people.
Users can adjust the intensity from low to high to customize the strength for hair density and thickness on different body parts.
The Tria laser is designed for people with fair skin and dark hair. People with white to light beige colored skin can safely apply the laser without causing scarring, blistering or burning.
On the newer models, there's a sensor on the unit that tests your skin tone and only unlocks the device if it's within range. For safety reasons, the unit will not unlock if it detects that your skin tone is not with range.
There is also a version of the Tria that's meant for use on the face - however, it's not meant for hair removal, but rather meant to treat signs of aging.
The small unit isn't as powerful as laser hair removal machines found in clinics, but it is effective for people who have fair skin, dark hair and thin or moderate hair density. After a few treatments, people will notice a reduction in hair and thinner re-growth.
The first treatments are the most discomforting as more hair follicles are 'zapped'. However, the client can select a setting to suit his or her comfort level.
The Tria laser unit isn't inexpensive, typically a few hundred dollars in price. There are other comparable laser hair removal devices, similar to the Tria laser, that can also be used in the home. Compared with the cost of repeated professional treatments, constant waxing or shaving, these laser hair removal devices are an attractive alternative - especially since it can be done conveniently in the privacy of your home.