Had an Affirm treatment almost two weeks ago. I was surprised how much pain I was in afterwards. The pain lasted for 4 1/2 days - I felt like my face was on fire -- and I swore I would never do it again. But almost two weeks later, I am amazed at the results.
The thing that I am most thrilled about, which I didn't actually expect, is that dark circles under my eyes are much improved. Overall, my skin just looks fresher and some brown spots that were bothering me are almost (but not completely) gone. I am likely to proceed with two more treatments, although the downtime from work was a bear, especially since it was unexpected. (And I'm talking about downtime not because I looked freaky, but because I was in so much pain afterwards). The procedure itself did not hurt because the doctor used numbing cream.