My first post-TRIA warm weather (a.k.a. bathing suit) vacation is coming up next week. I haven’t been in a bathing suit since pre-TRIA, and I’m kinda jazzed. Both for a vacation where I can lounge poolside and the part where I have less underarm hair. That’s officially a less, not a none. My DIY at-home laser hair removal journey continues, but I remain hopeful that soon I will be hair free.
In March, I said I felt like I was in a holding pattern. I would describe the past four weeks that way as well. I notice hair follicles are a little patchy, but the work is not done. It’s been nearly 6 months of bi-weekly (and 6 weeks of weekly) treatments. My hairs are stubborn!
When I first signed on to chronicle my experience with TRIA, I agreed to post over the course of six months. Today is kind of like “graduation day” except I still have a few credits to earn before I get that diploma. But ladies, I am determined to graduate. I’ll be checking in again to let you know officially when my hairs are GONE!
Hair removal lasers are one of the only options to remove hair permanently. If you’re not up for messing with dr. appointments (and more pain, I believe), check out the TRIA. Here’s where I stand on the device after using it since November.
- TRIA is made for women with lives. It takes about 4 minutes total (2 min. per underarm), so there’s always time to fit it in.
- It travels well. Just make sure to charge up the battery.
- Along those lines….charge the battery. You never want it to stop on you mid-treatment.
- No pain. It really doesn’t hurt at all. There are five settings so if you are sensitive you can adjust based on your preferences. I’m comfortable at “4.”
- Be patient. Hair doesn’t disappear overnight.
If you’re just joining us, check out my previous TRIA updates to track my progress from the beginning.
*Disclosure: TRIA provided us the system free-of-charge. I’m documenting my experience over the course of six months. All opinions and experiences are my own.