The pain was much more than I anticipated. I have had botox injections in my face and Restalyn injections with minimal pain. This felt like they were putting a torch to my face. I had to be held down by my daughter. I stopped the procedure several times and actually cried like a baby wondering how I had gotten so vain that I would go through this to rid myself of wrinkles! 24 hours later, my eyes are almost swollen shut and I bear no recognition to my old self as my entire face is swollen and enlarged. I will check back post my progress. The dermatologist definitely UNDERSTATED the pain and side effects of the procedure.