It has taken about a week for the burnt follicles to start falling from my pores (see Friday August 3rd for the start of this process). There are still many more toasty follicles left to fall out, and it typically takes 1 to 3 weeks. Then I go back for another treatment, since the laser only works on follicles that are actively growing when the laser is applied. I am still pleased with this decision. I sometimes think that it is dishonoring my family to have a body hair pattern that does not match my genetics, but, this is really about me.
Photo from Aug 3, immediately after laser treatment. Burnt follicles (and reddened skin) on my upper back/shoulders: