Compare For Tria Laser & Silk'n IPL Hair Removal Home System

Compare For Tria And Silk'n

Laser Type : Tria is Diode Laser
Costs : £375.00 / $449.00 (90,000 Shots)
Treatment Size : 1cm x 1cm (Over 75 Hairs)
For : Can Facial Hair

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Laser Type : Silk'n is IPL (Not Really Laser)
Costs : £237.35 / $199 (750 Shots) Replacement Lamp Cartridges Retail £39.99
Treatment Size : 2.4cm x 2.4cm (Over 180 hairs)
For : Can Facial Hair


Overall, the effectiveness of the Tria and the Silk'n are quite similar. The Tria reduced overall hair re-growth an average of 41%, the Silk'n by 43% for 6 months after a series of 3 treatments. Tria reduced leg hair re-growth by 61%, versus 54% for Silk'n.

Permanent Of Hair Reduction

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The Tria Wins!
It's the only unit which uses the same laser technology used by doctors and dermatologists. And It has clinical trials that back up the permanence ratings. The recommended Tria treatment period for 'accelerated results' (according to the Tria website) is 7 to 8 months total, with twice-monthly sessions in the first 3 months, and then once a month for 4 to 5 months after that.

The Silk'n is a home pulsed light and not actual laser hair removal. It's not permanent but it's a lot better than razors. The Sensepil can be expected to take up to 18 to 24 months, or the completion of a full hair growth cycle. Sessions should be done twice-monthly for the first 2 months, and based on hair re-growth after that.

Pain Factor

The Tria Wins!
Even on the highest setting the Tria just makes a small pinging when used. It is pretty much painless. The Silk'n can be some stronger feeling as you use it. When used properly most users of Silk'n report feeling a slight sensation of heat at the time of the pulse of light. Users with thicker and darker hairs may feel slightly more discomfort, but this discomfort subsides once a treatment is completed.

Session Speed

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The Silk'n Wins!
Silk'n treatment size is 2.4cm x 2.4cm (Over 180 hairs). It is roughly twice the size as the Tria.
The Tria treatment size is 1cm x 1cm (Over 75 hairs). Expect the Tria to take almost twice as long to complete a session. And a little longer still if you need to re-charge the battery halfway through.

Easy To Use

The Tria Wins!
There is always a concern of the Silk'n that your cartridge will burn out halfway through a session.


We are more inclined to recommend the Tria laser home system. The reason we choose this is because the Tria uses actual laser hair reduction technology. In the long term, it easily offers the best life time value, and when you compare this to the price of going to a clinic for laser treatment it works out very favourable.

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