I am a plastic surgery nurse and I attend the National Conferences. I here about products and such forth. I went to the Plastic Surgeon that I work with.I used the Obagi NuDerm system for about a year and wanted to get a face peel or laser. I had bigger pores on my nose and hyperpigmentation to cheeks and forehead.
I have had 2 Blue Peels. Yes it really burnt the first time, I had no numbing of any sort, just sat in the chair and had it done. The second time I had it done, I took some pain medicine ahead of time and tolerated it so much better. Of course, both times I had a fan in my face.
It seems really bad for about 10 minutes, but it is well worth the results. I have smaller pores, and tighter skin. Its like a chemical face lift. I love it and I am getting another one soon.