As everyone that reads this blog knows by now, I’m a victim of advertising and infomercials. One night, I was watching one and saw a home laser hair removal system from Tria. Now you’re asking yourselves right now, why does this guy need this?
Well, really I don’t. But sometimes things get bushy down there and being the porno watcher that I am, sometimes I feel like things need to be hairless. Yes, I know. Too much information.
But I digress.
Anyway, I was getting tired of shaving, for the same reason many women get tired of it, and saw this product and thought I’d give it a try.
They actually have a newer version that’s only $395 and is just one unit. The one I got a while ago, was more expensive and as you can see from the picture above, it’s two units.
On this version, you first use the little unit to determine if your skin color/hair color is acceptable. Your skin color has to be light and your hair color has to be dark for the computer to be able to “see” your hair location. Once the smaller unit accepts your condition, you put it against the larger unit and the smaller unit tells the larger unit to allow the laser to function.
The actual laser is fairly big and heavy. But keep in mind what is really in there. There’s a real laser that zaps hair follicles and a computer that controls the aim of the laser. If you think about it, it’s some high tech sci-fi-ish stuff here.
I don’t want to waste any more of your time reading this article because I tried using it and it was too painful for a wimp like me. The FAQ says that it feels like a rubber band hitting you. That’s true. The only problem is, it “hits” you many times for each tiny area. Then you move the laser and it does it again. Even though there are different settings, even at the lowest setting, it was too painful for me. After only a couple of minutes, I was done.
It’s pretty clear that women do other things like waxing that are as painful, or perhaps more painful than this laser, so for them, it’s probably nothing. For a wimp like me, there’s no way I can use this because you have to do it multiple times before the hair starts to go away. I couldn’t even do it once.
So this really isn’t a review, since I never got to the point where I can tell if hair was going away. Instead, it’s more like a warning to some people that this is very painful. If you have a low threshold for pain like me, don’t get this laser.