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 

that being said, it was certainly not *more* painful than the clinic's laser machine. and given that the power specs are the same or lower, I can't see any reason for it to be verboten, other than the company not wanting to deal with lawsuits etc. from the resulting facial skin burn damage (when I started it took like 1 week+ to heal).

the pain makes it hard to do it on yourself; I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to self-laser on full facial hair.

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armpits hair removal, tria laser 4x live review 

armpits pain rating: not that painful at all (at max level)! I hope it’s actually working lol.

lasering armpits and bikini area feels vaguely transhumanistic/body-modding to me, beyond simply feminising 😌

did the arms too but they’re partially epilated and this is one area where the estrogen has cleared a tad, so it was more tedium than pain. the good thing about lasering at home is that you can calmly put on some audiobooks, sit comfortably etc.

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tria laser 4x live review, hair dysphoria, meme, silly 

trans femmes are like, "I know a place" and then zap precisely the 1cm spot where like 1 lone terminal hair pops up sometimes

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tria laser 4x live review, medical curiosity, pain, tmi 

when I was 6 I was run over by a car, badly. it left me with a big scar on my right foot. I had kind of forgotten about it, but another leftover is 1 stitch that ended up never being removed. you can see it as a darker spot under the skin if you pay attention.

and ~girl~, does it hurt a lot when zapped with lasers ^^;;;

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tria laser 4x live review, body hair dysphoria, transition+ 

if I get reasonably smooth legs+butt from this after 3~4mo it will be ~so~ worth the price and pain and hours of tedious application 🥰

might be a bit hard to self-zap properly on butt tho, even with my hypermobile shoulders 🤔

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tria laser 4x live review, body+facial hair discussion, results updates 

folx, it works! probably 😌

I mean with laser you can never tell before a long wait. but my hairs are scorched carbon-black and coming out slowly, just like when I did laser in a clinic. I can shave already; probably 2~3 days after application is safe (but notice I have little facial hair left).

except for the face, I found the time and effort of applications to be bigger obstacles than the pain.

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tria laser 4x live review 

took 3×2h charges to do 01 single thigh lol.

I'm choosing to look at this as validation of my thiccness :ablobowo:

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tria laser 4x live review, caps 

this is so BORING. i am BORED. it’s still my first round – I can only handle 1 body part/day max – and I’m already bored out of my mind. I need to look at it so I can’t read or watch stuff during application, and now that I finished Her Bright Ascendancy I'm out of queer fantasy to listen to.

wish I could hang out all day with a gf who plays videogames or an instrument or something and doesn’t mind me lasering interminably while resting between her legs.

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possible laser hot tip, tria laser 4x live review 

lilah sturges said on twitter that she uses peel-off strips to get rid of burnt hairs a few days after laser.

makes sense to me; dead hair often comes off easily, but you can't pull them with tweezers cause if it's still alive, you want the root to stay there for the next laser. strips might have just enough force to pull the dead ones, but not the living.

I tried a bit of peeling facial mask on my leg, but this unfortunately didn't work :(

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tria laser 4x live review, 1st results - 

it's now been 2 weeks since first application and I can't say I see any noticeable hair reduction 🤔

at the clinic, sessions were spaced 6 weeks. it took 1 to 2 weeks to shed the burnt facial hair, but then I'd have 1~2 weeks of reduced hair, until the next crop rose.

the tria manual says to space every 2 weeks 🤷‍♀️ and I think the hair I see isn't burnt anymore, yet there's about as many as before application.

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tria laser 4x live review, 1st results - 

dunno what happened here:

- maybe it burned my hairs but failed to kill the root. the burnt part was shaved and it kept growing.

- or they're dead but taking a long time to shed, and I'm wrong that these look unburnt.

- maybe these are all new hairs; I had a lot of hair coming out and it would have been worse without the laser. (epilation would make this likely for legs, but I don't pluck or epilate face)

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tria laser 4x live review, 1st results - 

- maybe the % reduction isn't good enough that results are visible on first application.

I'm going to keep using it ofc, for the prescribed 12 applications minimum. but the time demand means I might not be able to optimise the 2-week intervals (no time to do it today for ex.). I'll keep reporting here on results.

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tria laser 4x live review, 1st results ± 

I considered the results question a bit longer. even after 2~3 weeks, many (but not all) hairs def looked blacker than normal. I tried gently tugging some of these with tweezers, on the thigh. Some came out easily, like what I knew as dead burned hairs. Others, not so much.

I think it must have killed at least some hairs, but not enough to make a visible reduction against the new crop in the intervening 2 weeks.

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tria laser 4x live review, 2nd application 

due to how time intensive it is and my general low energy levels, I started my 2nd application quite late. Either facial hair was less painful this time, or I'm getting used to it.

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tria laser 4x live review, tattoo, covid-19 passing mention 

I finally got the money I was owed for my lexicographic gig from the start of the year. with this and the corona crisis ±defused here, the only thing stopping me from having my first tattoo is lasering.

I have been slack on following the schedule, but once you tattoo an area, you have to forgo laser there forever. I don’t have much underboob hair anyway, but I figure I want to laser the area at least 3×. today was #2, so 2 more weeks.

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tria laser 4x live review 

after 2~3 applications I do think I'm starting to see reduced hair. keyword is "reduced" – nothing dramatic, but I feel like my facial hair was increasing during quarantine without electrolysis, and now it seems to be reducing.

my arms seem much lighter than before but I'm thinking it's mostly the HRT. I have had little energy for lasering but luckily some key areas are small & quick – face, hands, feet, underarms, bikini zone. legs are the biggest challenge.

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tria laser 4x, feelings for someone 

me applying laser to myself: eh I'm what 3 weeks late? whatever. do it tomorrow or s/t.

me helping catgirl to laser: hmm I think I should add a reminder to the reminder so that I can plan with her how to bring the laser before the reminder reminds

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tria laser 4x review, partial results, body hair photos, eye contact 

had to come to the hospital, couldn't shave my chest. trying to make a positive out of it to show tria results in a real life context.

on chest I've done 4 out of 6 recommended applications (tho I wasn't diligent with timing, which is bad). I think there's def less hair, but still significant. the remaining ones are less dark too, not so noticeable at a distance. I expect at 6/6 it will be "better" but not "hairless".

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tria laser 4x live review, caps 

@elilla
how about, a gf to laser you while you play videogames and luxuriate and do some light reading?

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tria laser 4x live review, 2nd application 

@elilla It definitely gets less painful over time. I used to cry after only a few beeps with my Tria on my face. Now, it only hurts now and then, and not bad. What gets me the most is when I do my upper lip, it makes my teeth nerves hurt, unless I stick my tongue under the lip as buffer.

tria laser 4x live review, 2nd application 

@HellBunny I used to get a very weird and awful feeling on my metal teeth at the laser clinic, when going over the cheeks. but by the time I got the Tria I had already cleared all hair in that area.

tria laser 4x live review, 2nd application 

@elilla Oh yeah, that's probably it. I have a LOT of crowns for my upper teeth!

tria laser 4x live review, 2nd application 

@elilla As for results, I only get a couple of the easy pull hairs, out of 40-70 beeps. I'm not actually sure it's working all that well on me. I have dark hair, but my facial hair has been coming in thinner and lighter colored as of late. Also, it probably doesn't help that I have a compulsive habit of plucking my facial hair as soon as I feel the minuscule stubble, instead of letting it grow a little more and using the Tria on them.

tria laser 4x live review 

@elilla do you recommend it?

It's been hell trying to get a good electrolysist and obviously the pandemic has put a stop to any progress!

tria laser 4x live review 

@RC I think it's a worthy acquisition especially during the pandemic, yes, if you're in the target group (pale skin + black hair). it feels less efficient than the laser clinic but even being so expensive, it still costs like less than 2 sessions at the clinic.

biggest disappointment is builtin obsolescence in the form of a nonremovable, quite short-lived battery. still, it's the best laser maschine one can buy for home use.

tria laser 4x live review 

@elilla thanks! I'll probably be looking into it!

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