This is my first treatment and just like others have stated, it was painful. I have scars from acne since I am a picker and cannot stand to see or feel any bumps on my face. I wasn't really sure about this treatment since I have a darker skin tone, and I didn't want to be burnt. So far, so good. Just a little swelling but that eventually went down after a couple of days. I have been having bad outbreaks, but nothing makeup can't cover.
I was also prescribed antibiotics to help with the outbreaks, and I guess it's working. My doctor said I should see a change in about 3-4 weeks and I would need to have at least 2 more treatments until all the scarring has gone away. My doctor also used the numbing cream and went over my entire face 4 times. I only tried fraxel because I was tired of spending my money on high prescription creams, facials and chemical peels that weren't giving me the results I wanted.