Have you ever considered laser hair removal? On some level, we probably all have. But going to the spa and letting someone else do it for you can be super expensive and time-consuming. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just remove unwanted hair in the comfort of your own home and do it anytime you feel like doing it? You can, with an at-home hair removal laser. We looked at many of these hair removal lasers on the market before we finally decided to feature the Tria 4x in our review.
The Tria 4x is an FDA approved at-home hair removal laser for both men and women, and it is made to remove hair permanently from the face and body. We will also review 3 other hair removal lasers that we chose during our research and see how they compare to the Tria 4x. We will give our final verdict at the end of this article, and we will also try to answer the question," Is the Tria 4x worth buying?"
What Is the Tria 4x?
Tria 4x is a hair removal laser device for both men and women. It is FDA approved and proven safe to use on both the face and body. It permanently removes hair by disabling the hair follicles. Once disabled, the hair will fall out and the skin will become smooth. The Tria is not an IPL device so the light emissions are not as intense as those from an IPL device. This is much easier on the eyes. The Tria 4X has an internal battery instead of using a power cord and delivers over 3 times more energy than some other devices.
The Tria 4x offers controlled precision which targets each follicle on a much deeper level. The Tria is safe to use around the eyes unlike some IPL devices. The light bursts are less intense than an IPL, which allows for hair removal even close to the eyes. Most IPL devices have a cord, but the Tria has an internal battery which increases your range and allows you to be more comfortable during the process. The Tria offers 3 times more energy than IPL or other at home devices to ensure each follicle has maximum exposure. Shave, clean, and dry area you wish to treat before using the Tria.
Pricing for the Tria 4x and the other at-home laser hair removal devices in this article range from around $$ to around $$$. They can be purchased from Amazon.com.
How Others Compare
We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare to the Tria 4x. We compared them based on differences, similarities, pros and cons, and what customers had to say about them.
Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4x
- Delivers permanent results for your whole body at a fraction of the cost for professional treatments
- Dermatologist-Recommended Technology
EASE OF USE
The Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4x, as with most devices, has a small target area. It takes time to get the results you want to see and you also have to follow the instructions for best results. It is easy to use the Tria, as it has an easy to read LED screen that guides you through each treatment. We gave it a 5 for overall ease of use.
The Tria is FDA approved, and it is safe to use even around the eyes. We gave it a 5-star rating for safety.
The Tria is designed to allow for easy targeting of hair follicles, hence its unique shape. It is easy to grip and hold, and it has no cord which allows you to move freely around your house while using it. It has an easy-to-read LED display that guides you through the treatment. We decide on 4.5 stars though because it does not work for every type of hair.
Rigorously tested, the Tria is covered under a 1-year warranty for material and workmanship. 5 stars.
Remington iLight Ultra
The Remington iLight Ultra offers Professional Intense Pulsed Light Technology for longer lasting permanent results. It is FDA cleared and clinically proven for use on face and body. It gives 94% hair reduction in just 3 treatments; no more black dots or prickly spots with the iLight. It includes 2 treatment caps and hair will fall out within 7 to 10 days, leaving a smoother area of skin. Fast, gentle, and easy to use.
- Longer Lasting Permanent Results
- Up to 94 percent hair reduction in just 3 treatments. Intended for use only on light to medium skin tones
- The Most Effective at Home Hair Removal Device with nearly 2X better results in fewer treatments
EASE OF USE
The iLight ultra takes time to see results. While it is simple to use, targeting areas of unwanted hair, it does not work as well on darker skin. The cap covers a larger target area, which takes less time to cover all areas. Overall, we gave it a 4.5 for ease of use.
The iLight is FDA cleared and clinically proven safe for body and face. Not for use around the eyes. 5 stars for safety.
The iLight has a comfortable hold design, a good size cap for targeting areas of unwanted hair, and it sits securely in its base when not in use. We gave it a 4.5 for overall design quality, partly because it is corded and there are several limitations as to who can use it.
We gave the 2-year warranty from Remington 5 stars.
LumaRx Full Body IPL Device
The LumaRx delivers light energy spread across a long pulse length; this reaches hair deep at the roots. The LumaRx is for those who want professional-grade IPL hair treatments at home. The LumaRx works best on dark hair and light skin tones because the light energy targets dark coloring in hair Based on clinical testing, the LumaRx offers a 94% reduction in unwanted hair after just three treatments. A year after the clinical test, participants reported 66% fewer hairs after just three treatments. It is good for large or small areas of the body, is FDA cleared, and comes with a Comfort Filter to block harmful UV rays. Good for bikini area, underarms, arms, legs, chest, and face area, except around the eyes.
EASE OF USE
LumaRx covers a larger area due to its long pulse length, but it does not work well with dark skin types. If someone has light hair color, they may find it difficult to see results. Overall, we gave the LumaRx 4.5 stars for ease of use.
LumaRx is FDA cleared and they also have a ComfortFilter that blocks harmful UV and Infrared energy. We gave them a 5 for safety.
The design quality of the LumaRx is overall very good. The head covers a larger area, especially when you consider the pulse length of the light, and it fits comfortably in the hand. However, we took away a half star because there are limitations to who can use this product.
The LumaRx only offers a 90-day guarantee for their product. 4 out of 5 stars.
Braun Gillette Venus Silk-Expert IPL 5001
The Venus Silk by Braun Gillette is inspired by professional salons. The Senso Adapt Skin Tone Sensor always assures the right light intensity for the safest treatment. Each area can be treated in 8 minutes without compromising how effectively it works. 94% of women noticeable results after 3 treatments, and 89% had noticeably visible results after 12 treatments. It is safe for use on body and face and works by targeting the melanin in your hair follicle. The Venus silk works best for light to medium skin and is less effective for very light hair. It works best for large areas of the body like arms and legs.
- Inspired by professional salons, Venus Silk-expert Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is clinically tested for permanent hair...
- The safest IPL technology: the unique Senso Adapt skin tone sensor always ensures the right light intensity, for the...
- The fastest IPL technology allowing you to treat a leg or arm in just 8 minutes, without compromising on effectiveness
EASE OF USE
The Braun Gillette Venus is easy to use and the Senso Adapt works continuously, always giving the right amount of light intensity as you move across your skin. We gave this one a 5 because each area only takes 8 minutes to see optimum results. As with any permanent hair removal tool, there are no immediate results. Results happen over time.
The Braun boasts the safest IPL technology, in part because of its Senso Adapt Technology. It is also clinically tested and safe for use without glasses. We gave it a 5 for safety.
The Venus is a bit larger than some other devices we looked at, but the fact it only takes 8 minutes per area was a great feature. We also liked the fact that the sensor reads your skin 80x per second to make sure different tones of your skin do not receive too much or too little light. We gave it a 4.5 for overall design quality partly because it cannot be used by everyone.
The Venus has a 1-year limited warranty. 5 stars.
As promised, we have presented four of the best hair remover laser devices on the market. Our featured product, the Tria 4x, we chose because of its cordless design and the fact that it uses the same Diode Laser Technology used by dermatologists. While the other 3 products in our review are corded and can be used continuously without charging, we still preferred the battery-operated power of the 4x because it gave us freedom of movement.
Now, we will try to answer our question, "Is it worth buying?" This is not a simple yes or no answer. The truth is if you have a darker skin tone, or you have red, light blond, or gray hair on your face and body, none of the devices featured here will give you the same results as a light skin tone and dark hair. (At least not as quickly). These devices are best used for light to medium skin and dark brown or black hair. If this describes you, then they are a great way to rid yourself of unwanted hair permanently and not pay salon pricing to do it. It is possible that only you can answer that question for yourself.
Don't get too discouraged though if you fall somewhere outside the recommended categories for best results. Chances are, if you have visited a spa and had this type of hair removal done and it worked for you, these devices could work for you as well. Just check the return policies and read customer reviews, perhaps even contact the manufacturer and see what they suggest.
Overall for our final verdict, we gave the Tria 4x a 4.5 out of 5 stars. We love the design, the cordless freedom, and the results. This one is definitely worth your time and effort to get the permanent results you want, at a price you can afford.
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