February TRIA Update + a Giveaway!

Maybe because it’s the “year of no winter” (according to Chicago’s favorite weatherman Tom Skilling), but spring feels closer than ever. The topics of conversation at work and among friends have gone from “ski trips” and “ice fishing” (I associate with a lot of Minnesotans — this is a real activity that people actually do FOR FUN) to “summer wardrobe” and “St. Patrick’s Day” (which is officially the unofficial start of “spring”). Me, I’m just excited to enter the summer season with LESS HAIR on my underarm (but more on my head. Still growing it out!) And with that, here’s the February TRIA update.

In my first piece of official update news: results continue!! Wahoo! The momentum I gained last month is getting stronger, and I’m really noticing that my underarm hair is growing in slower and sparser. I do still see growth after a few days, but it’s noticeably less. I still have a ways to go, but I’m getting somewhere and that makes me very happy. Random but relevant observation to share — I think my left underarm is seeing better results by a smidge. It could be that – my hair there is less or I’m doing a better job with the TRIA on that side. As for my bikini line, I think I’m noticing some results. It’s just more difficult to actually see (you know what I’m saying?). Also, I use a lower setting (2 vs. 4) down there because it’s just more sensitive skin. And that’s about as much as I’m interested in sharing about my bikini line. Moving on to…

….The second piece of official news: I (hopefully) talked someone off a Groupon for another “at-home laser removal.” It wasn’t TRIA, and that’s all I needed to know to say “eh…maybe you better not.” TRIA remains the only FDA-cleared device for at-home laser hair removal, and after blasting myself with a laser beam twice a month since November, I feel good knowing it’s been rigorously tested. Just don’t mess with that other business. And, if you really want to try it then you should know….

…. WE ARE GIVING AWAY A TRIA!!! Saved the best for last, of course.  Before you enter, though, we ask that you consult with the “Is This Right for Me” tab on the TRIA website and make sure your skin type and hair color will respond to the device. If so, leave a comment on this post to enter to win. We’ll pick a winner at random at the end of the day on Friday, February 24.

Good luck!

Follow along with my TRIA journey here:

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

*Disclosure: TRIA provided me the system free-of-charge. I’m documenting my experience over the course of six months. All opinions and experiences are my own.

**Congrats to Emily, the winner of the TRIA!