body hair dysphoria, laser 

the War Against Hair has just been kicked up a notch 💪

hair removal, tria laser 4x live review 

- even at max level, it seems to be a *lot* less powerful than a laser clinic. I haven’t tried on face yet, so my comparison might be of. but even for my belly (where the hair is still thick and black), I barely felt any pain at all, mostly heat. I hope it’s doing something!

- this does make it less scary to do on yourself tho.

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hair removal, tria laser 4x live review 

- it is not designed for post-testosterone bodies. the application window has maybe 1cm of diameter, and you have to move overlappingly in half steps. takes forever to cover any sizeable area.

- accordingly, the battery doesn't last crap. manual says it is "normal" to have to charge midway — and each charge takes "at least 2h". dunno if I charged fully but my first try lasted some 300 pulses at max level, which amounted to ca. ⅓ my lower belly.

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hair removal, tria laser 4x live review 

- this is in addition to the battery only lasting some 300 cycles, and being intentionally nonreplaceable so as to make the device disposable by design (see: newscrewdriver.com/2019/02/19/ ).

- doing laser at home has a lot of advantages over a clinic, but overall I can’t say I’m super happy with this company. everything would be so much better if it simply worked on a power cable, but nooo, they ~had~ to capitalism it.

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hair removal, tria laser 4x live review 

likes about the tria:

- the beeps. one when lasering starts, one when it's safe to move. the beeps are soft and not annoying and – this is ~very~ important – they start concomitant with the pain, not before. might sound silly but there was an IPL machine that beeped before, and after 5m I was Pavlovianly conditioned to dread and suffering at beep.

- you don't have to press buttons, just lift and reposition. important when you do the same thing 600 times

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hair removal, tria laser 4x live review 

this time a full a 2h charge, with brand new battery, gave me 720 zaps. this was enough for the remaining ⅔ of belly, bikini zone, and 1 boob.

I felt real pain for the first time in the bikini area. this might mean my belly hair is not as black as dysphoria wants me to believe it is. it was still quite far from the pain of facial hair removal at the clinic, and very much tolerable at max level. (I'm not strong to pain or anything!)

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facial hair removal, tria laser 4x live review 

what y'all were waiting for.

the tria manual says to not use it on a beard, and I regret to say it is indeed very painful.

I have 10 sessions of laser and some electro; most of my facial hair is gone, but I still have enough in a few spots to have some shadow (under the nose, on chin, and especially underlip, where the clinic's machine had trouble reaching). these areas watered my eyes with sharp pain and it was hard to force myself to keep going.

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facial hair removal, tria laser 4x live review 

@elilla I wonder if it's the length of the zaps? I'm vaguely theorising the same 20J dumped in 100ms may result in the sharp "rubber band snap" we're familiar with, but over 10x that duration, could simply be long enough for the pain to be perceived more clearly.

It does sound challenging.

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hair removal, tria laser 4x live review 

@porsupah I feel like my subjective impression was unfair to the device – the second beep comes really right after the first, just a fraction of a second.

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