About Tria Laser 4X
Tria Laser is an FDA-cleared, at-home laser hair removal device that promises to permanently get rid of unwanted hair head to toe with results comparable to professional laser hair removal.
Sold under the As Seen on TV brand, the Tria Laster 4x is suitable for people with light to medium skin tone and on naturally light brown to black body hair.
How the Tria Laser 4X Works
The Tria Laser 4X can be used to treat the upper lip, underarms, forearms, bikini area and upper and lower legs. For smaller sensitive areas, you can get the small and slimmer Tria Laser Precision, which can be used to treat the upper lip, underarms or bikini area.
The Tria Laser devices use professional-strength diode laser technology that targets the pigment in the hair follicle, causing it to lighten over time and eventually fall out. Once the hair follicle has been permanently disabled, the hair ceases to grow.
To use the Tria Laser 4X, simply push the power button to turn it on and then unlock it by placing the red sensor on the bottom of the device against the skin you want to use it on. For example, if you are going to use it on your underarm, place the red sensor against your underarm. Then, choose one of the device’s five power settings. It is recommended that you treat the area at the highest level you can tolerate for that part of your body. Note that there will be some pain involved with the treatment.
To treat your skin, place the tip of the device against a patch of skin and wait until it beeps twice. Then, lift it off your skin, move it about a quarter of an inch over and repeat the process. To ensure that all the skin gets treated, you will want to treat it with a slight overlapping pattern. The Tria Laser 4X has a pulse counter to help make sure your treatments are accurate and even by counting your pulses. You can compare the number of pulses on the device to the chart that comes with it. The chart provides you with a guide to approximately how many pulses are required to do a certain area of the body. And when you’re finished with the device, simply turn it off by long-holding the power button.
The cord-free design means you can use it anywhere.
For permanent results, it is recommended that you use it twice a week for three months. And permanent results are guaranteed. In fact, the product website cite’s a clinical study that says you should see up to a 70% reduction in hair regrowth after your second treatment with the device.
The Tria Laser 4X has numerous magazine articles and a video clip from “The Talk” TV show on its website. Naturally, these all have positive things to say about the device.
Consumer reviews online are mostly positive with the main complaints in the negative reviews about the device being that it simply doesn’t work. One consumer review did note that the battery didn’t seem to be able to last long enough to do a full treatment. Customer service was also cited as being poor.
Tria Laser 4X Pricing, Shipping & Return Policies
The Tria Laser 4X, a battery charger and the booklet on how to use it, sells for three payments of $179 -- $537 in total -- or one payment of $449.
Shipping and handling is free for orders shipped in the U.S. on ground delivery orders only. If you upgrade to rush shipping, charges will apply.
You can also opt for a TriaCare Extended Warranty for an additional $65, which will bring the totals to $602 for the payment plan if you live in the USA and opt for regular shipping and $514 for the one-time payment if you live in the USA and opt for regular shipping.
As for the Tria Laser Precision, you will get the device, a charger and a booklet for three payments of $119 -- $357 in total -- or one payment of $299. Shipping and handling are free as long as you live in the USA and opt for regular shipping.
The TriaCare Extended Warranty for the Precision is $55, bringing the totals up to $412 for the payment plan if you live in the US and opt for regular shipping and $354 for the one-time payment if you live in the US and opt for regular shipping. Both devices come with a free tote bag.
The device has a 90-day money back guarantee that promises to refund your purchase price but not shipping and handling. Contact Tria Beauty Customer Care at 1-877-321-8742 to initiate the return process and get Return Authorization prior to returning your purchase. The returned package must be postmarked within two weeks of contacting customer service.
As with all hair removal devices sold on TV, it seems that the Tria Laser 4X works wonders for some while not working at all for others, making this purchase a complete gamble to order over the website. As a reminder, women with dark skin tones or light-colored hair should not buy this product. For women with light skin tone and dark hair, though, you may find that it works for you if you’re willing to take the risk.
3 out 6 people found this review helpful
A costly regret
I purchased my Tria Laser because I was always in a hurry and didn't always have time to shave in the shower. Besides that, I wear glasses and that makes it hard to see my hair in the shower. So I thought this would be perfect, get rid of the hair once and for all. However, the Laser area is far too small, so it takes forever to do one leg. And that's just not realistic to spend an hour on one leg and to have to repeat the process so many times before "supposedly" having no more hair growth. On top of that, it is very painful, that is if you want it to actually work. I tried it on a lower setting, but that seemed to get me nowhere. So the frustration alone cause me to just give up after about 2 months. Unfortunately I never did get the opportunity to return it within the return time frame. So I'm stuck with this product that I've spent about $600 for. I was thinking to resell it but I realized there's no way I'm going to get a substantial amount of my money back in doing so. So I decided to hold onto it to try again in the future when I have more time on my hands.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
19 out 20 people found this review helpful
Product does work.
I have had the Triangle for almost a year now. I have thick, dark hair and h a day to shave every other day. I don't have permanent hair removal but find I can shave once a week now. I still use it once a month. If able to use on full strength you may have sooner, better results but full power was too much especially on sensitive areas like underarms. Downsides, no battery does not last full treatment that I do. I just recharge and finish treatment same day. Also laser area is small, must have patience to do all areas. Will feel like stinging if used on too high setting (each persons personal preference or pain tolerance). Otherwise I am very happy with this product.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
3 out 4 people found this review helpful
I love this product. I have Caucasian skin and brown and grey hair. Although it is difficult to get that large item in my feeble hands to do my bikini and armpit areas, the results are awesome! Even after using it for only a few weeks, I can't believe how much the hair on my legs has decreased. I have tender skin and can only go to level 3, but the battery does last long enough to do both legs on one charge. I try to do different body parts in different sittings so the battery doesn't leave me hanging halfway through. All of the warnings about "this will NOT WORK if..." Is repeated several times in all the literature BEFORE a you purchase the item! I haven't had to deal with customer Service because the product works great for me.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend