Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser: Review

In the recent years, there has been a noticeable emergence of at-home beauty treatments ranging from face peels to hair-removal devices. A couple months ago, Pretty in My Pocket (PRIMP) gave me the opportunity to test out the Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser ($249 or $267 USD for Deluxe Kit) but since I don't have any visible wrinkles yet, I've recruited my mom to test out the device. Equipped with dermatologist-caliber laser technology, the Tria device promises to reduce signs of wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes. So how well did it work? Read on to find out.......
Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser
What's in the Box:
-Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser device
-Charger and cord
-Quick start guide and full instructions of use
Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser
Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser
Packaging & Design:
The Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser comes nicely packaged in a gift-ready box. All the included supplies are stowed away in neat little compartments within the box.
The Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser is a mini purple device no bigger than a credit card and no thicker than your average powder compact, making it very handy for travel. The design looks sleek and it definitely feels sturdy, like a high-tech gadget that's worth the investment.
On one end of the Tria you will find the laser treatment tip and the opposite end is the charging port. There is only one button for control as the device has a self-timed feature.
Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser
How to Use:
The Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser is designed to be used once a day for eight weeks (and no longer). Once turned on, the indicator light turns green. The device is designed only for the use on the outer eye-contour area (where crow's feet develop); it should not be used over the eyelid or any skin area without bony structures underneath.
To use, gently place the tip of the laser flush against the skin and glide slowly across the area of treatment. The green light will turn purple to indicate good skin contact. If you are too gentle or moving too quickly, the laser will not go off.
After one minute, the device will automatically turn off and you can move on to the other eye. After each use, a good eye cream (like the Nourishing Eye Renewal Cream from Tria) should be applied to condition the treated area. Charging takes around two hours and the device can be "locked" by pressing and holding the power button.
Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser
Benefits & Risks:
The laser emitted by the Tria device penetrates the skin to "trigger a natural process of cell renewal", decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The technology used by this device is supposedly the same as the ones used by professional dermatologists.
During their clinical study, Tria found that 76% of the participants showed improvements in their periorbital wrinkles (crow's feet) after four weeks of use.
Although the benefits seem pretty great, Tria makes it clear that users are likely to experience temporary side effects such as redness, stinging, and burning sensation. Other less common but perhaps more serious side effects include spot discoloration, dryness, swelling, watery eyes, and hyperpigmentation.

Experience & Result:

Although my mom tested out this device for me, I tried out the laser action as well. I have a pretty good pain tolerance but man, this stuff is no joke! The laser feels like a combination of electric zapping and needle prickling but the sensation does get more tolerable after a few uses. For me, the burning sensation stayed temporarily after use and my skin turned red and bumpy. The bumpy rash sometimes goes away after an hour, but other times they seem to stay almost half a day.
When I gave this device to my mom to test out she initially refused after trying it on her arm, finding it too painful for it to be worthwhile. However, I convinced her to give it ago and although she experienced the same burning sensation as me, she didn't really develop any red bumps. The treated area does seem slightly sunburnt but the redness and swelling went away usually the next day.
Before and After of the 8 Week Treatment
One of my mom's main struggle with the device is that she found it very difficult to easily glide the head of the laser across the skin without meeting a lot of friction. We found that if we kind of moistened the eye area with some toner, the device glided a lot better.
So although the Tria Treatment is no walk in the park, it definitely showed results. Right about four weeks into the treatment, both my mom and I noticed great improvements in the appearance of her fine lines. The device definitely makes a huge difference in reducing crow's feet, lessening their depth, as you can well see in the before and after image. However, the laser will not make a huge difference for very deep wrinkles. Overall though, both my mom and I were very impressed with the result of the device.
Tria Nourishing Eye Renewal Cream
Included in the Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser Deluxe Kit is the Tria Nourishing Eye Renewal Cream (also available separately for $52 USD), a really lovely eye cream formulated with hyaluronic acid and ginger extract. The special thing about this cream is the paddle-shaped metal applicator that nicely cools the skin as it spreads the product around.
Tria Nourishing Eye Renewal Cream
So what are your thoughts on the Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser? I was definitely skeptical at first but after seeing the impressive results on my mom, I'd definitely recommend it for those who want to reduce the appearance of fine lines around their eyes!

Availability:
Tria is available online and in stores at Sephora and triabeauty.ca. Get 15% OFF the Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser Deluxe Kit with the code "THEHAPPYSLOTHS".

Disclaimer: Use as directed. Allow 8-10 Weeks to see results. In between consecutive treatments of daily use for 8 weeks, take a 4 week break in order for the skin cells to heal and regenerate completely.
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