I just got another restore treatment for fine lines. My first was at 50/7 settings and we bumped this one up to 60/8. I haven't had any problems with pain. And no negative post treatment issues.
So here are my tips if it helps anyone:
Go to a physician who has lots of experience using the device. Don't go to a medi-spa or a Doctor who doesn't have much experience using the device.
DO go 1 1/2 hours early and have them apply the numbing cream and DO have them wrap your face in saran wrap. This will enhance the effectiveness of the numbing cream.
DO take meds; I had 800mg of ibuprofen, a 500mg vicoden/acetaminophen and a 5mg valium about 40mins before the treatment. Which didn't make me feel impaired at all-it just took the edge off and relaxed me. It also keeps the swelling down.
With Restore, the aftercare is pretty simple because there's no open wounds. But a good doctor will give you samples of mild cleanser and cream that's good for post procedure skin. Also, a physical sunblock with a tint is very good. Don't use a chemical sunblock or cream not designed for post-lasered skin.
But the #1 most important thing you can do is to go to an experienced physician and don't look for the cheapest medi-spa deal you can find.