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Video:How to Use the Tria Laser Hair Removal

with Pelpina Trip

How do you use the Tria at-home laser hair removal system? In this About.com video learn how to achieve smooth, hairless skin, with this easy step-by-step guide.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Use the Tria Laser Hair Removal

Hi, I'm Pelpina Trip. In this video for About.com, I'll show you how to use the Tria At Home Hair Laser Removal.  

The Tria hair removal laser is pretty easy to use, you just have to be careful to follow the included step-by-step instructions.  

Step 1: Clean Your Skin

First, shave and clean your skin. You need to remove any lotions and hairs so the laser treatment can be most effective.

Step 2: Towel-Dry Skin

Then, towel-dry your skin.  

Step 3: Turn On Tria Laser

Now, turn on your Tria laser by pushing the power button. You'll first have to unlock the laser with the skin sensor, the red light, at the bottom of the device. This is to make sure your skin tone is suitable for hair laser treatment. Just hold it against the skin you want to treat. The Tria will make these beeps when your skin is approved. If not, your skin tone might not be suitable for the Tria laser.  

Step 4: Customize Tria Laser

Now, you need to customize your Tria laser to the treatment level you want. There are 5 different levels. The higher the level, the more faster and better the results. The sensation you feel might vary from a rubber band snapping to a warm, prickling feeling. Start at a low treatment level, and slowly go up levels, until you've reached a treatment level that is comfortable to you. You can always go back a level or two during treatment. Here's how you use the laser on your skin.

Step 5: Establish Treatment Area

First, establish a treatment area: say your legs, arm, or armpit. Place the laser tip on the area of the skin you want to treat. Make sure it's flat on the skin. Hold it in place. You'll hear a beep when it's done with that area.

Step 6: Wait for 'Beep'

Then, after it beeps, lift the laser, and place the tip next to the previous treatment area, so it overlaps the previous area by about a quarter inch. Wait until it beeps, and continue. If you hear a 'buzz' instead, then the laser wasn't completed on that section of skin, and you'll need to re-do it.

Keep on working in this same pattern, until you've treated the entire area. You want to continue with treatments for several months. The Tria Beauty company recommends laser hair removal treatments once every two weeks, for the first three months, and then one treatment a month for the following three to five months. So, it might be a good idea to come up with a schedule. 

For more information on laser hair removal, visit About.com.

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