I am two weeks post 1st pixel laser treatment. I expected the procedure to be more painful than it was. It felt similar to the snap of a rubber band (one that slightly missed its target though.)
The nurse providing the treatment was fairly new to the process (I wonder if this is an industry wide issue). Afterwards, I called around to several spas and none of the functional technicians seems to have much experience, though they stressed the length of time the organizations had been in business.
The technician kept the laser on its lower settings, performed only one additional stacking pass on my more troublesome areas, and steered 2 inches plus away from my eyes. I felt she was overly cautious with her approach. She stated that she was scared my skin might over react to the laser, since I tend to have a very pale complexion with rosy cheeks. I did flush immediately following the process.
I was complimented for my "physical restraint" during the treatment. I swelled slightly about two hours later and was red for another day. I did not peel or flake as I was told to expect. Also there is no lessening of the age spots or wrinkles. I have 2 more treatment scheduled and I plan to insist on a more agressive treatment.
I have gotten the feeling that the spa I am using provides a reduced level of treatment to get addtional treatment out of the customers. Not ethical, but financially smart.