I just had the procedure done yesterday, lower face only. The pain is definitely manageable. I was given percocet(sp) and something to minimize inflammation. With the pain killer I only had brief (1-2 seconds) of an ouch pain. Sort of like a quick very hot sensation. You have to have a pain med! It took about 40 minutes for the actual procedure. I was able to take the train home right after they finished.
There is an immediate change to my skin texture, feels very soft and supple. Also the wrinkles around my eyes and mouth - big difference (although I know some of this is temporary. I have some mild bruising along my jawline today and the area is tender - but not bad. So far there are changes already in my eye and cheek region but nothing along the jawline but I know that will take time. I will keep posting over the next 90 days to let you know how it all turns out, fingers crossed!