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May092014

Tria Age-Defying Laser Review & Update Week 8.

In my never-ending quest to look as young as I can, I started testing the Age-Defying Laser from Tria Beauty earlier this year. I have just completed week eight of my twelve week trial with the Age-Defying Laser and thought it was a great time to share an update. I wanted to let you know how things were progressing with my treatment and share some pretty amazing results that I am seeing - and my treatment is not even complete.

How to use the Tria Age-Defying Laser: A Step by Step Instructional Review with Before & After Photos

First, for those that may have not read my Tria Age-Defying Laser Introduction & Review, I'd like to recap a bit and explain what the Tria Age-Defying Laser is and how it works.

The Tria Age-Defying Laser is a fractional, non-ablative laser, the same lasers that are used in doctors’ offices, and is FDA-cleared for at-home use. Fractional, non-ablative lasers work deep beneath the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin; this technology is used by dermatologists to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, fade age spots and brighten skin. What Tria Beauty has done is take that professional hour-long laser treatment and break it into smaller treatments that can be done at home for a fraction of the price. The Age-Defying Laser is indicated for treatment of wrinkles around the eyes and smoother skin in the treated area.

I am definitely seeing results. After four weeks, I was not sure, but I thought my skin was more firm and even in tone. After eight weeks, I am definitely noticing significant improvement. I have noticed that my skin is overall much more even in tone. Many of my age spots are gone or have lightened,  fine lines have  all but disappeared, and my deeper lines are shortening and becoming not as deep.

Take a look at my forehead before treatment and now at week eight. My lovely "11" which has a third line running down the middle in the week 1 photo is so improved in the week 8 photo. That third line that was seen running down the middle in the first photo is now gone and the lines seem to be flattening out. Isn't that amazing?

Tria Age-Defying Laser Before & After Photos

It really has been so easy to make the Age-Defying Laser a part of my nightly skin care routine. As I am noticing more and more results everyday, I truly look forward to my nightly treatments. Carving out the extra 15 minutes it takes for me to complete the entire routine from start to finish (on Level 3) is so simple and so worth it. I want to briefly go over with you, step by step, what I do to demonstrate how easy it is to work the Tria Age-Defying Laser into your nightly skin care routine.

  • Step 1: Cleanse Face. It is important to properly remove all makeup, dirt, oil and any skin care products from the face prior to treatment so the laser can properly penetrate the skin. I cleanse my skin with the Tria Age-Defying Skincare Priming Cleanser. This does a nice job of removing everything from my skin quickly and effectively. I thoroughly dry my face before I move on to using the laser. Time: 3 Minutes
  • Step 2: Treat with the Age-Defying Laser. I am now on Level 3, which treats each zone of the face (there are four) for 2 1/2 minutes. When treating with the laser, hold the laser against the skin making contact (which you are sure of as you will see the purple light glow and hear the fan turn on). Constantly move the wand over that zone of the face until you hear a beep, then move to the next zone. You will hear one beep when you are finished with zone 1, two beeps when finished with zone 2, etc. The Age-Defying Laser will turn off when you have completed zone 4. I find it best to be looking in the mirror when doing the treatment. Don't be afraid to hold the laser at any angle, horizontally or vertically; it will work in either direction as long as it is making contact with the skin. Do make sure that you move the device perpendicular to the treatment tip.

How to Use the Tria Age-Defying Laser

    Some areas are tricky to make contact with, especially the curves of face like the chin and the forehead, but you will quickly learn how to hold the device to make contact. Time: 10 Minutes

  • Step 3: Finishing Serum It is extremely important to treat skin delicately after treatment, and proper care is key. Apply a high-quality serum such as the Tria Age-Defying Skin Care Finishing Serum over the skin immediately after completing the laser treatment. I apply a very generous amount of serum, usually 3-4 pumps as I am very dry from treating and I get very red after treating. My skin looks and feels like I have a mild sunburn following the Age-Defying Laser treatments, but that is to be expected. The Finishing Serum is almost calming and is very nourishing to the skin. I often repeat this before I go to bed. Time: 2 Minutes.

The Tria Age-Defying Laser retails for $495.00 from triabeauty.com.

Tria Age-Defying Laser Power Button, Treatment Level & Battery IndicatorTria Age-Defying Laser Power Button, Treatment Level & Battery Indicator

Tria Age-Defying Laser Treatment TipTria Age-Defying Laser Treatment Tip

Tria Age-Defying Laser Contact LightTria Age-Defying Laser Contact Light (Shown In Use)

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Tria and Style Coalition in which I have received products for testing and have been compensated for my time in evaluating. All opinions are my own.

Reader Comments (9)

I missed this on QVC but will wait for another special. I've been reading great things and your results sound and look great too. I really want to know how uncomfortable it is to use??? Some people don't seem to mind and others say it downright hurts.
Technology certainly is amazing. Your lines are disappearing which looks great! I need to try something like this but I don't trust myself to my own hands. Does this help lighten your brown spots?
This actually sounds more complicated then it probably is, all of these things usually are. You instructions sound pretty easy and I like that is doesn't seem to take a lot of time to do it. I wondered, how it works on skin that breaks out every now and then. I am in my early 40's and deal with hormonal acne? Is it safe to use on that? I have some dark acne scarring that I think this would be great on and I know it would be good for my skintone and fine lines and crows feet. I also have that 11 forming and would like to get rid of it before it gets too bad. I guess my real issue is the acne and if it is safe to use while broken out becasue I seem to have a few pimples going on from time to time. Not a lot of them, but heat might make them worse.
This is so cool. I had no idea there was this advanced technology at home. I knew there were red and blue lights, but not this advanced. I've got to try it! Glad to hear it works.
Julie - Sorry you missed the TSV. I bet that QVC still has this on easy pay though and that would certainly help make the purchase easier. I don't find the age-defying laser that comfortable to use at all. The first level prepares you for getting use to the feeling of warmth, so by the time you are up to the third level and the more intense heat/tingling feeling, it honestly is not even a feeling of discomfort. The mild sunburn feeling that comes on within the hour after treatment hurts more than the treatment itself. Trust me, I have used other devices that hurt much worse.
Carolyn - This is actually working on my hyperpigmentation and brown spots more than it is on my lines. My photos can't capture that as well (hopefully my final before & afters will) but I notice a marked improvement in my overall skintone and evenness. Many of my age spots have lightened and all but disappeared. For that alone the Tria Age-Defying Laser is amazing.
Susan - I have no idea if this is safe to use on erupted acne. I would suggest consulting your derm before using a device like this to be safe.
Kourtney - Yes, there have been really great advancements in the home devices over the last few years. The Tria Age-Defying Laser works very well!
Kourtney - Yes, there have been really great advancements in the home devices over the last few years. The Tria Age-Defying Laser works very well!

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