I had just my face done for $250. I bought a package of three for $750, but I haven't decided whether I want to use the other two on my face again. I might do neck/chest.
First of all, it hurt. I wasn't offered anything to numb my face beforehand and if i do this again, I will insist on it. In fact, it hurt so bad that I didn't let her finish. She didn't do my nose or eye lids.
Secondly, it took a full five days before I was comfortable going out in public. Luckily, I was prepared for a few days down time, so I did it on a Friday morning of a holiday weekend, so had Monday off also. I had to meet with my boss the following Wednesday and on Tuesday I was worried about it because I still had unpeeled dark patches all over my face. By Wednesday, it was gone.
Third, I was completely unprepared for the 'screen effect'. She mentioned in passing just before she started that I would get a screen pattern for a day. Well, she didn't mention that it was three dimensional and that my face would even feel like a screen when I ran my fingertips over it. My skin was so tight and dry and the pattern was so severe that I felt like I had a mask on and it made me feel anxious/claustrophobic.
So the first day it was like a bad sunburn. Very warm and red. By the end of the day, my skin had turned dark brown and started to pixelate. The second day, I had a definite screen pattern. That lasted until it all peeled off. It started peeling the fourth day and was done by the sixth.
I highly recommend the Aquaphor. I wasn't told that and luckily found out about it online on day three. It was so much more bearable with that on. I didn't feel as claustrophobic or anxious. I was given a suggestion to buy an after-laser care kit from Epionce, but was not really given any other after care instruction.
I'm on week 2 post treatment and my hyper pigmentation is lessened, as well as the fine lines. I also had problems with melia and that has gotten better, but it's not gone. I have pretty bad acne that must have been caused by the treatment, mainly on my chin. If it's not cleared up in a week or so, I'll go to my dermatologist and see if there's anything she can do for it or if she thinks it will just go away.