I am wondering with everyone who has stated they have had problems...if by chance, you did not follow all instructions to a fault or were not given aftercare instructions. Specifically, not using any products on the face that thin the first layer of your skin for atleast a week before your treatment as well as continually reapplying new aquafour every few hours, vinegar and water soaks, and not picking at skin at all. I am currently recovering from my third extremely aggressive portrait treatment with no horrific problems. It seems that if it had been the procedure then everyone would experience something terrible. I just want to throw out there for those that are looking to this forum for their answer to having this procedure or not, that make sure you have been given a specific set of instructions from your doctor before and after the procedure. It is a cosmetic surgery that requires very thoughtful aftercare. I am sorry for those who experienced a horrible outcome. It seems though, that it was probably not the procedure in itself.