Even though I was given two Valium and Demerol, the procedure was extremely painful. I had some minor redness afterward, but it went away within a day. Over the course of the next few months I had some minor success: My eyelids were higher and facial skin was overall tighter and looked prettier. I would say the procedure temporarily made me look about 5 years younger than my current age of 45. Overall, I had subtle tightening results which lasted only a year at best. I will definitely not waste my money on this very expensive and extremely painful procedure again!