The treatment was EXTREMELY painful! It was both during the treatment and for a couple of days after. My face was very swollen and dark red (maroon) for 3-4 days, then it peeled for another 2-3. It has been 9 weeks since treatment and I still have a very defined outline where the laser was - as if i got sunburned with white eyes, mouth, and forehead. I was not prepared for the pain, nor the severe discoloration and swelling. I could barely wash my face, let alone wear makeup.