It was quick, painless (I believe this is because I do not have cystic acne), and all I had as a side effect after the treatment was a mild redness. I put make-up on right after the treatment - before leaving the doctors office.
I am in NYC, and I suspect what I paid was high, but the doctor is considered to be one of the best derms in NYC.
Before this treatment: I have tried Accutane, all of the available antibiotics, something that smelled minty called spirolactone in a pill form (?), and every cream, lotion, and potion on the market. I have had acne for 27 years! It is moderate acne. (Although, as a sufferer of this disease, I must admit that I consider NO AMOUNT OF ACNE TO BE MODERATE! It sucks.)
First morning after my 1st afternoon treatment: 2 small, whitehead pimples. Easily washed away.
I will keep you posted...