Flash and Go vs Tria | An Unbiased Comparison
In my first Flash and Go Hair Removal article I talked briefly about the process of elimination I went through in my search for the best hair removal device. In the end I was choosing between TryNoNo, SensEpil, and Flash and Go Hair Removal System. I have been getting a lot of questions on my thoughts about the Tria and so I wanted to dedicated an article to a Flash and Go vs Tria comparison.
Flash and Go vs Tria: Laser Technology
Flash and Go: Home Pulsed Light (HPL) which is the same laser technology used by the professionals but in a safe, at-home environment.
Tria: They do not specify exactly which type of laser technology it uses, but does claim to use the “same laser technology professionals use in-office.”
Flash and Go vs Tria: Safety Features
Flash and Go: Comes with a built in Skin color sensor that scans the color of the skin prior to treatment and will only pulse on skin that is suitable for treatment. It will not pulse on dark skin tones to add an additional level of safety.
Tria: To begin using the device it needs to be unlocked by locating the skin sensor (red light) on the device base and hold it against the skin you wish to treat. This will ensure that it’s suitable to use on your skin tone.
* Note: This only needs to be done once, so it does not offer continual safety measures like Flash and Go does with each pulse.
Flash and Go vs Tria: Interface
Flash and Go: There are 3 progressive levels, with each level offering a higher pulse. Customers are able to bypass the programmed levels to get a customized experience. Flash and Go also has light indicators that turn on when it is properly positioned to give a pulse. There is a cartridge indicator which lets you know when the cartridge is running low and when there are no more pulse available.
Tria: There are 5 progressive levels but does not indicate if it is programmed or customized by the customer. Tria beeps twice when it is ready to give a pulse. The display indicates the battery charge, the skin sensor indicator and lock status of the device.
Flash and Go vs Tria: Power
Flash and Go: It is powered by plugging it into an electrical outlet – there are no batteries required – so it can be used for any length of time needed.
Tria: Is powered by a rechargeable battery. It must be charged before first use and after each treatment. One Tria reviewer reported, “You can only use it on the highest setting for 30 minutes or so and then you must charge it for 2 hours.”
Flash and Go vs Tria: Sensor Size
Flash and Go: 4 cm
Tria: Does not indicate the size but typical sensor sizes are 1 cm
Flash and Go vs Tria: Customer Ratings
Flash and Go: 4.5 stars
Tria: 3.6 stars
Flash and Go vs Tria: Cost
Flash and Go: $299 (payment plan option)
Tria: $395 (payment plan option)
There is a general overall comparison between the Flash and Go Hair Removal System and Tria. The factors that influenced my decision to cross Tria off my list were the safety features, sensor size, type of power needed, customer rating, and cost. Flash and Go is more forthright in giving product details and in the long run I felt like Flash and Go offered a lot more than Tria could.
The decision is up to you, but you now have the facts.