I Did the first fraxel about 1 month ago, the first procedure was painful maybe because I didnt know what to expect.My doctor did the whole nine (pain tablet,numbing cream, stress ball).I should mention I have Fitzgerald type IV skin. My doctor didnt pretreat with any medication (skin lighteners), so far I have no Hyper pigmentation. I dont know the exact mj settings but I believe the first treatment was aggressive, it took 5 days to completely heal.
After the first treatment I saw absolutely no results but the second one made a noticeable difference. Hopefully the 3rd treatment will help even more.