It does hurt...alot acutally. It just depends on how you take pain. And its really expensive. But I thought it was worth it. I hav a couple scars but its nothing major or anything to be embarresed about. They look really ugly for a couple weeks or soo (depending on your complection). And depending on your case that determines if it'll case scaring of the tissue or not. Most places offer free consultions. So you should take advantage of that to get your questions answered.