I went to my appointment alone (I was scurred) and the lady explained to me that she would only treat the top layer of my skin since I had never had it done before and that it would feel like a hot rubber band slapping my face. She wasn't lying. She smeared jelly on the section she was going to work on, kept a fan on my face, and BAM! hot slap on the face, one after another. Most of it was tolerable, but a few spots, especially closer to the eyes, made me jump like I was being electrocuted for my sins. Sounds awful, but I promise you will survive. After she finished she put a light peel on my skin and explained that my face would feel hot for a while and some of the spots would surface, looking darker than ever. I stayed warm for an hour or so, but it didn't take long at all for the spots to surface. My big dark spot got more spotty and a few by my eyes and forehead surfaced that I didn't even know I had.