The Tria is an easy to use hair removal laser
that leaves skin silky smooth for weeks or even months (depending on the person). But since
men have thick, coarse hair, some guys may
find this method not as effective as it is for women.
Why Doesn't The Tria Work For All Men?
laser for hair removal
works by deadening the hair follicle so that hair growth is slowed and, in some cases, permanently
The light energy is absorbed by the dark hair which directs the heat down towards the
root. In effect, it burns the hair producing cells and the existing strands falls out a
few days later. Well, that's the way it supposed to work. But can be different for men because:
The body hair on men is thicker so it requires more energy to heat the strand and zap
Male body hair is denser than women's body hair so the laser light needs to be held
in place longer. It's going to hurt more on body parts with thick patches (i.e. legs
Doing a large area, like the
back, is going to take
a LONG time. More treatments will be required to get good results.
The hair follicles may become inflamed since more energy is being delivered.
The good news is that this procedure isn't as painful as some, such as
using an epilator.
Don't even think about using the Tria laser on the coarse facial hair. The stubble on
the face grows thick and can transmit so much energy to the follicle that the skin will
become red & swollen for days.
Judging from the color choices available,
the Tria hair removal laser
was mainly designed with women in mind, but some men will also find it works for them.
It's Not for Everyone
The laser for hair removal only works on people with dark hair and light skin (anyone
who is capable of tanning). It will NOT work for people with
grey or blonde or
fair hair, as those colors reflect the energy instead of absorbing it.
Is The Tria Laser Worth the Price?
The cost of the Tria is generally several hundreds of dollars, compared to the
couple dozens of dollars that many men typically spend on hair removal products.
Of course, this product has the potential of long-lasting results - in some cases,
even permanent hair removal. Factor in the convenience of an at-home treatment,
the privacy of treating yourself at home, and the reduced cost of having to do
follow-up treatments in a clinic ... and it may be well worth it in the long run.
Note that the Tria has a finite life-span of about 250 charging cycles. For
really hairy men, they may not be complete their full treatment.
As an alternative to expensive, professional laser hair removal, the Tria laser may work
for men and could be less costly. However, really hairy dudes may find it disappointing if
it doesn't work as well as hoped, or if they need to re-purchase the laser in order to have
enough cycles to finish their treatment.