I'm sorry if this sounds bizarre, honestly it probably is.

I had terrible acne in the past and have several scars as a result. My parents paid for me to undergo the Fraxel laser to try and fix them and even with numbing cream and pain pills it is by far the most painful thing I've experienced (and I get migraines as well as horrible cramps).

I've had three sessions and am waiting right now, cream on my face, for the last one. I've found that occasionally I will feel a normal little tinge on my face and be intensely reminded of the procedure. Today as she was putting the cream on my face I could feel the pain as well, even though the cream itself doesn't hurt. I'm trying to hold in panic right now; no idea how I'm going to get through it.

Is something like this possible?

*I seriously had no idea an elective cosmetic procedure could be so painful. Seriously.