It is painful, for me the top lip was the most painful. Shannon would give me breaks and apply more numbing gel through out the entire session. It has been 1 week and most of the peeling has subsided. The color has lightened, as she said it would, but so far I am pleased with the results.
I go back in 4 weeks for the second session and am looking forward to seeing the end results. I believe once the second application has peeled and faded, I will have the lip color that I am going for.
My experience was good, but I did do a lot of calling and checking around before deciding to go with Shannon. I would advise anyone thinking of doing this to do the same.