Review by Ceri Wheeldon
How can the Tria Age Defying Laser combat the signs of ageing?
Enlarged pores. loss of volume. sagging skin, pigmentation, wrinkles – we will all experience some or all of these as we age. Of course if we have the budget and determination we can look at surgical and non-surgical procedures if we so choose, but personally I like to look at treatments that can be done and maintained at home.
Tria Age Defying Laser (fractional non-ablative laser) is just one of a number of devices taking advantage of technology developed for aesthetic practitioners which has now been developed for home use.
The Tria Age Defying Laser is said to improve texture, tone and clarity of skin. The laser treats the skin from within, with beams of light penetrating the skin to create microscopic zones of cellular disruption. The body’s natural healing process springs into action , working rapidly to heal the treated areas and stimulating collagen production. As new collagen forms, fine lines, wrinkles and imperfections are diminished.
For optimum results you use daily for an 8 week period and then allow a 4 week rest period for the collagen to continue to build.
You divide the face into 4 zones.
There are 3 settings – the first(recommended at to begin your 8 week programme to prepare your skin) takes 30 seconds per zone, the second 1 minute per zone, and the highest intensity setting 2.5 minutes per zone.
I was little apprehensive at first. You place the laser tip flat against your skin and glide it side to side. As long as you maintain the right contact a purple light ‘glows’. It feels like a series of mild pin pricks. As your skin gets used to the laser you move up to the next level.
I am currently 3 weeks into the programme and am already the highest level of the 3. At this level I can most definitely feel the prickling sensation more intensely – it doesn’t hurt as such – but it can not really be described as relaxing. My skin is slightly red afterwards – which it is why it is recommended to use the Tria Age Defying Laser at night- by morning the redness is gone. The laser is initially drying on the skin so you also need to use more moisturiser than normal as the skin adapts.
After 3 weeks my skin definitely feels smoother – I have noticed a decrease in pore size around my chin. I have an area of dark pigmentation on my cheek which appears to be less pronounced. I have taken a before pic which I will share at the end of the 8 weeks to compare with my ‘after’. It is too soon to see any obvious difference to my wrinkles – yet! In the meantime I have recorded a short video introduction . Results so far are very promising.
Cost: At £450 the Tria Age Defying Laser is not cheap, but when you consider that a salon treatment costs in the region of £500 per session, and usually requires a series of 3 it could be a good investment providing the results are good.
I shall update you with my progress.