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Silk'n Sensepil Compared To Other Devices
Silk'n Sensepil vs. Tria
Comparisons of the two leading hair removal home devices, Silk'n and Tria, shows a number of important differences between the two devices (see table below).
Results & Area Coverage : Users and physicians who have used Silk'n side by side with the Tria hair removal device are saying that Silk'n has better results than Tria and Silk'n also covers more areas with less time than the tria. Featuring a patented Home Pulsed Light (HPL) technology, Silk'n has a spot treatment size of 2cm by 6 cm, compared to the smaller spot size of 1 cm diameter of the TRIA, a diode laser. This means that Silk'n covers more area with less time than the TRIA.
Silk'n is FDA Approved for use in Face - Tria is not: The Silk’n is FDA-approved for use on the face, whereas the Tria is not to be used on the face. The Silk’n gives you the added benefit of being used effectively and safely to remove facial hair from the cheekbones level of the face, down to the chin, neck, so you can use it in the cheeks, areas around, above and below the lips (but not on lips themselves which should be protected by surgical tape before application), neck, ears, lower part of the nose (take care to avoid the eyes), temples, and anywhere that is below the cheekbone line. As for the body, it can be used anywhere on the body to remove hair.
Level of Discomfort: Users have found Silk to have less discomfort compared to Tria.
Ease of Use: As importantly, Silk'n has greater ease of use due to the fact that Tria runs on battery so a patient can only have power for a limited number of pulses, whereas the Silk'n runs on regular household current with an AC cord and unlimited power.
R. Stephen Mullholland, a leading cosmetic plastic surgeon in private practice in Los Angeles, California and Toronto, Canada believes that compared to Tria, Silk'n is not as painful and the effective treatment size [with Silk'n] is probably about 300% larger, so it is much faster. Dr. Mullholland, who has tested the two systems, also points to the advantage of Silk'n running on regular household current with unlimited power, unlike the battery-powered Tria which provides power for only a limited number of pulses, so you cannot treat an entire lower leg on one charge.
Good Morning America Compares Silk'n & Tria
In November 2008, leading morning television show Good Morning America's Becky Worley put the two devices to the test and used Silk'n on one leg and TRIA on the other for two and a half months. The results showed that Silk'n worked remarkably better than TRIA, which takes longer to deliver results.
"If I had to qualify the differences in hair growth for me, I'd say that after two weeks of not shaving either leg I have 70 percent less hair on the Silk'n leg and about 30 percent less hair on the Tria leg," said Worley. "I haven't counted the hairs, but I have twice as much hair on the Tria side as I do on the Silk'n side."
Watch Video of Silk'n-Tria on Good Morning America Video Now