The moment we’ve all been waiting for…. Noticing results during my Tria Laser Hair Removal journey!!!
If you’ve been following along, you know that in my last update I felt disappointed at not seeing immediate results. Wanting an overnight miracle was simply unrealistic – I was only 1/3 of the way through the series! After my third round, I thought I noticed the hair thinning out. And after the fourth round it is very obvious that I am seeing results.
I no longer need to shave my underarms daily. This. is. huge. !!!! Sure, to the touch I can feel hair growing back in mid-way through the second day. But I can now shave on a Friday morning and then take a spontaneous trip to the beach on Saturday without needing to take care of my underarms first. It’s so freeing! That might sound a bit over the top, but I’ve always been sensitive about how dark and fast-growing my hair is so I am very pleased at this point.
On the fourth round I decided to up the level of the laser from 2 to 3. This time it was more tolerable, but I also found myself rushing through because it certainly still hurt. Rushing, however, causes the laser’s error signal to buzz (and I did it a. lot. during the fourth session) letting me know that particular contact was not successful. I find the key is to make contact, wait for the positive beep, then pull back, move over the 1/4″, and make contact again. Slowing down while on level 3 was tricky, but the sensation was less painful than during the second session.
I thought I would let you know that I am really appreciating the Tria Smoothstart Calming Gel designed as a pre-laser-hair-removal-session treatment. One came with the device, but I went ahead and purchased another bottle for use as I hope to use the device on my legs. For the first two rounds I applied a small amount of gel to both underarms and did a few more things before I got started with the laser. I noticed that the second underarm was more sensitive and I began to wonder if I applied the gel too early. For rounds three and four I applied to one underarm and then began treatment on that side almost immediately after. When finished, I worked the gel into the skin of my other underarm before continuing with the laser. I found this more effective for keeping my skin comfortable.
Seeing results is very encouraging and I hope to find the higher settings more tolerable now.