As briefly mentioned in my prior posts, I’ve taken steps to up my beauty game by trying laser skin resurfacing and pelleve treatments. They aren’t cheap, and depending on where you live, a package treatment (minimum of three visits for both) will cost you anywhere from $3000 to $5000. The price of beauty, but given that they’re non-ablative with no downtime (depending on how your skin reacts), I’m up for the challenge. I had to preface today’s post so that I can “hold your hand” as I share my experience with Tria Age Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser and Tria Nourishing Eye Renewal Cream in all of eight weeks and ultimately, give you the real score.
FDA-cleared for home use and dermatologist-tested for eye wrinkles, this non-ablative eye wrinkle correcting laser deluxe set retails for $314 but when you use my code thefabzilla, you get 15 % discount which brings the price down to $267. But is worth your hard-earned money? how does it compare to in-clinic treatments? does it hurt? does it have side effects? how long do you use it? how do you maintain it? what happens after eight weeks of religious use?
So let’s talk about pain level, our utmost concern. For someone with relatively low pain threshold, I’d rate it 2/10 during the first few days and 1/10 in the remaining weeks. Think needle pricks or rubber band snaps. But here’s my trick: press it firmly on the skin (as opposed to light touch) to minimize the pain. To cool the area, follow each treatment with Tria Nourishing Eye Renewal Cream (the metal tip cools and the cream itself soothes). Take note, the “pain” I experienced with this gadget is peanuts compared to in-clinic where numbing cream is applied 30 minutes prior to my treatment.
Using it is easy peasy. As with other laser treatments, your face should be thoroughly cleansed prior to using it. Use around the eye area (or where prominent wrinkles are) for one minute, try to overlap by pressing the tip about 20% apart. This way, you are not missing any areas. Use the cream immediately or ice pack if “you feel hotter than normal”.
Downtime is zero to minimal. We all react differently but in my case, the treated area turns red for about 10 to 15 minutes and returns to its normal state thereafter. Again, the cream is a skin-saver.
Side effects are relative. I had tiny brown spots (bronzing) on the second day so I stopped for three days to observe for further reactions. Thankfully, my under eye area recovered fast enough so I resumed using it.
What happens after eight weeks of use? the company suggests to give a 4-week hiatus to allow your skin to heal and rejuvenate. After that, I plan to use it twice a week for maintenance.
How does the gadget look when you use it? When you press the button to turn it on, you will see green light. When you press it perpendicular to the skin, the light turns purple, that’s when you feel the “prick”.
Is there any significant difference at all? While I don’t have prominent or deep wrinkles yet, you can see some crows feet whenever I smile (oh yeah, that’s why I’d rather do RBF most of the time, haha!). After eight weeks of road test, the lines are definitely looking more subtle and my under eyes a lot smoother! Slowly but surely, conservative results considering the non-aggresive approach.
|un-retouched photos showing weekly progression|
Overall, I am happy with the results! I will continue to use Tria alongside other skincare products, plus in-clinic treatments to preserve the youth I so desire. And yes, I’m not keeping my age a secret.
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My fellow PRIMPers shared their experience too, check them out!