Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X, $449:
Everything about this is heavy duty, from the price to the weight of it in your hand. This is a new and improved version of the only laser device that’s FDA-approved for home use.
Ease of Use: Once you register and get the code online for how to turn it on, it’s pretty easy to use. You just hold it on the area you want to treat and move it around while pressing a button.
Mess: Clean! You’re basically just zapping yourself with a red light.
Efficacy: It takes a full three months of weekly treatments to see complete results, but you can see as much as a 70% decrease in hair regrowth after two treatments. I have been treating a small area for the last two months (with the occasional forgotten week) and the hair is essentially gone. Miraculous. As with all laser hair removal treatments, though, it can only be used on light to medium skin tones, with brown to black hair. It can cause serious injury if people with darker skin tones try to use it.
Pain Factor: 4/5. You can adjust the intensity, but it’s recommended that you use it at the highest you can tolerate for better results. I had to turn it down a few times. It’s like a very hot rubber band zapping you. No redness after treatments, though.