I 20 years old and have had my acne scars for about 5-6 years. I bought a package of 5 treatments. They were having a half off deal for the month of april so it ended up being 2500 for all 5. Yesterday was my first treatment. They put a numbing cream and left it for about 25-30. They then wiped it off and started the procedure. They gave me what looked like a vacuum hose that blew really cold air, so that if my face was getting uncomfortable i could put it whereever i needed throughtout the treatment. It hurt but it didnt hurt that bad.
It might be for some people but if youve endured tattoos then you should be fine. The cold air made a HUGE difference( i didnt use it on the first half if the treatment). Afterwards it felt like my heartbeat was going to jump out of my face haha. I could feel the blood pumping like crazy. My face really hurt at that point but they put a cooling cream on, then wiped it off. then they gave me an ice pack. whew that felt good! They were very honest and said i probably wouldnt see results after the first treatment. Said i would be able to see a vast difference after the 3rd treatment. (So for all the people who stop at one, keep going and see if it makes a difference. Maybe the doctors didnt tell you slim results after number 1.)
My face was really red and still hurt. After about 2 hours after the treatments the pain was completely gone, and about 8 hours later all of the redness was gone. ( they told me i would be fine the next day and it was true!) My face did feel really rough and if you looked really close you could see tiny white dots on my chin and cheeks...looked almost like a ton of whiteheads...but this morning they are mostly gone and my face feels much smoother. will probably be fully back to normal by tomorrow or next day. still no redness or pain! again, i dont see much results but im not even stressin. i have my next appt on may 21st. I forgot to take before and after pics but i will next time. Plus the doctor that i am going to takes before and after pics for you each treatment and then you get to see after its all done! i will be updating so keep tune!