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Tria Hair Removal Laser 4x Review

tria beauty hair removalTria is arguably one of the most popular skincare companies, and while they specialize in light-based devices, their product offerings range from hair-removal gels to acne- and blemish-correcting creams. We’re not just about reviewing the best epilators here, and are looking at other products, including laser hair removal. The Hair Removal Laser 4x is the most recent in a line of trusted and impressive products. With a focus on providing convenient, affordable, and high-quality solutions for in-home use, Tria has yet again created a crowd-pleaser with the Hair Removal Laser 4x.

The Laser 4x contains the same technology used by dermatologists to stop hair growth on the body and face by targeting hair at the follicle. After a few treatments, users can ditch the wax, the razors, and the tweezers for silky, smooth skin. Check out the extensive list of features:

  • FDA-cleared
  • Safe for use on body and face
  • Light-weight and ergonomic design
  • Friendly, interactive LED display
  • Long-lasting charge (30 minutes per treatment) with battery indicator
  • Five comfort settings
  • Safety lock
  • Pulse counter to ensure accuracy
  • Calendar for easy treatment scheduling
  • Recommended use is twice per month for three months
  • Up to 70% hair reduction after only two treatments
  • Available in multiple colors
  • Purchase the kit and receive 2.0oz calming gel

The Laser 4x is a new and improved version of previously marketed Tria Lasers, providing better results in half the time. With limited use and only a few treatments, customers really can “make unwanted hair a memory.” Results are apparent after only a few months, and the minimal effort required to use the product produces a year of hair-free skin.  The lengthy battery life means that customers will be able to do multiple zones/body parts in one treatment, and without batteries and cartridges, there are no ongoing costs to owning this product.

There are only few causes for complaint with the Laser 4x. The most notable problem is that the product claims to work on “most hair and skin tones” but is not considered safe on darker hair and skin. Wondering if it’s going to be effective? Use Tria’s handy test to see if you’re a good candidate for this product:

Worth noting, too, is that the device is not recommended for men because of how coarse their hair can be. Other minor qualms include needing to shave before use (so that the lasers can better reach the hair follicle), but being unable to wax or pluck between use. For anyone with quick hair growth, the two weeks between sessions could be a bit prickly. Nevertheless, hair growth between treatments should appear finer and lighter.

All in all, the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4x is a good investment. Well reviewed on Sephora, Amazon, and InStyle, it appears to be the best alternative to salon services. And while $449 might seem like a steep cost, the convenience and ease with which one can use this product in their own home makes it a great bargain. If you’re in the market for the “touchably smoother skin” that Tria promises, you can snag one of these from Amazon, Sephora, Ulta, or Tria. Buy it from Tria and receive a 90-day money-back guarantee, but it’s unlikely that you’ll need it.

HairMax Advanced 7 Laser Comb Review

hairmaxSomething a little different from Epilators today as we look at laser hair products, in this case something to stimulate growth. Australian based HairMax is on a mission to redefine hair growth for tens of thousands of men and women alike. Focused on usability, simplicity, and durability HairMax claims the latest and greatest in laser hair growth. The HairMax Laser Comb is FDA-cleared and clinically proven to treat hair loss in just a few months. This patented product is the latest HairMax innovation.

The Laser Comb is a handheld photo-therapy device. In simpler terms? It’s a small brush with a built-in laser. It promises to reverse the hair-thinning by “revitalizing damaged hair” with “nourishing light energy.” One of its major selling points is that it can be used to treat hair loss due to health problems, including Androgenetic Alopecia. For the average hair-loss sufferer, though, it claims to “revitalize” follicles for fuller-looking hair. Check out the full list of product highlights:


  • FDA-cleared for both men and women
  • Patented in the USA and available in 170 other countries
  • Developed using “strict quality safety standards”
  • Results typically visible between 12 and 16 weeks
  • Built-in vibrate function to stimulate growth
  • Recommended treatment time of 11-15 minutes per day, a few times per week
  • Cordless
  • Battery Operated (4 AA)
  • Available accessories include storage stand and soft-shell travel case
  • Lifespan of 10-15 years
  • 2-year warranty


In the grand scheme of hair-loss remedies, it seems that consumers get what they pay for, and pay they will. At about $295 for the HairMax Laser Comb, hopeful customers are spending a pretty penny for a relatively quick fix, but are still saving when compared to other hair-growth devices (which range from $35 to a whopping $695).  It seems like a good bargain… Maybe too good to be true.

Yes, the product is small, simple, and easy to handle, but it also claims to be the first of its kind. By definition, an FDA-cleared product (as opposed to an FDA-approved product) is the legal equivalent of other devices on the market. With this in mind, customers should read the fine print and proceed with caution. In fact, further inspection reveals that this product is cleared for “the promotion of hair growth and the prevention of further hair loss.” The prevention of hair loss is quite a bit different than experiencing “real hair growth,” as the HairMax tag line would suggest. Results from the HairMax Laser Comb appear to be modest and somewhat inconsistent, and users should keep in mind that the product promotes fuller looking hair, not the production of new, healthy hair.

Overall, the HairMax Laser Comb appears to be an adequate product for those willing to invest both time and money into the great war on hair-loss. Perhaps the lengthy warranty and the epic life-span are indicative of the time-commitment necessary to see improvement. It should go without saying that anyone seeking more reliable, long-term results might consider reviewing other available solutions with a dermatologist.

For interested parties, however, the HairMax Laser Comb is available at major retailers like Nordstrom, Ulta, Sephora, Walgreens, and Amazon.