Azra’s Pick is a weekly beauty column that features Azra’s beauty faves, from lipsticks to lotions and everything in between, specifically for gals in their 20s.
So this is a little embarrassing, and as I’m writing this I am indeed cringing. Coming from a South Asian ethnicity, I have a hair problem. Hair on my legs. Hair on my arms. Hair, hair, hair. It’s awful. So you can trust me when I say that I’ve tried every hair removal technique there is in the books. From shaving to waxing and depilating (with an epilator), I’ve tried them all and they all suck!
I hate shaving. Though it’s quick and painless (other than getting nicked around my ankles), shaving is a band-aid solution that lasts for two days… tops. Waxing, on the other hand, takes a lot of effort: I have to book an appointment in advance and then sit through an hour of non-stop pain. Epilating, for those who don’t know, is the same concept of waxing where the hair is pulled from the follicle via a device you can use at home. Yeah, you get to be in the comfort of your own home, but it still hurts… a lot. Can you understand my frustration when it comes to hair? Is it too much to ask for a hair-free bikini season?
I was recently introduced to the Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4x, which is advertised as painless with permanent results… and boy was I intrigued. Could this be the answer to all my fuzzy problems?
It’s the first and only ‘Canada Medical Device’ licensed to be used at home, and is recommended by dermatologists. Though I haven’t tried it, I am quite fascinated by it. You can use the Tria device on your arms, legs, bikini zone, face, stomach… pretty much wherever you need hair gone! Now it’s not for everyone. The lasers in the device target pigmented hair, so if you have blonde hair, the Tria won’t work on you. It’s primarily suited for those with a light to medium skin tone who have brown to black hair (which is perfect for me). All you have to do is place the laser tip to the area you want to treat and it will send a single pulse to the targeted area. Point, shoot, repeat… easy as that.
Sounds pretty neat, right?! Let’s hope the results are permanent.
The Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4X is available at Sephora in-stores and online for $515.
If you’ve used the Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4X, was it worth it? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe!