Just to clarify, I didn’t mean that I wish I hadn’t gone ahead with the laser hair removal – I’m so glad I did. I just don’t think it was a good idea to have the laser pass right over my incision site. Next time I will just have the laser pass above and below my scar. I guess with the wound still being fairly fresh, the skin reacted a little more (but it wasn’t painful, just turned the skin redder).
The pain is totally tolerable for such small areas. I was surprised that the underarm area only took about 3 minutes. Worth every stinging bit! I will just prep my skin beforehand with EMLA next time, and then I should be laughing. I’m pleased with the results so far. It appears much more than 20% removal for this first time. I hope the next zapping goes just as well.
Thanks for your input.