It hurts at first but the results are worth it. It's nothing amazing, but I did lose inches and I also got smoother. My purpose was to lose inches, especially cellulite though. I have never had lipo. WIth diet and exercise combined with mesotherapy treatments, I did start to see results after about 5 treatments that were around $150 a treatment. I had minimal bruising, only tiny bruises if I did get them and the soreness was very minimal also. I was only sore the day I got the treatments. They rubbed a topical pain killer on before my treatment which helped cope with the stabbing pain while getting the injections. I would do it again, I say its worth it.