Just a few tips on using a TRIA. SHAVE before hand. it hurts way less the shorter the hair is. Apparantly the longer the hair the more the pain. don't believe me... Just try it and find out :mrgreen: use the HIGHEST setting you can. Start out on ONE to get a handle on how it will feel and then work your way up as quick as you can without screaming :crazy: the lower setting are almost useless and the 2 highest setting give best results let me inform you that if you are wisking away on setting 5 on your legs... don't be fooled thinking you can take it on FIVE elsewhere. the places that see no sunlight and aren't shaved regular will hurt WAY more...TRUST ME :youbet: make sure you skin is REALLY dry. if your just out of the shower and your skin is DRY.... just wait longer until it's REALLY dry as in hours later. it doesn't shock you or anything but I noticed if my skin is at all dewey or lotioned it hurts more . LASTLY don't give up because you hair didn't fall out like a few people repot online. It really does take months and continued faithful application to see results.