When I first tried out this product, I was very skeptical just because I am not used to dropping forty dollars on skin products. Anyway, when I first started to use them, my skin rapidly started to get better and my old acne scars started to fade. About 5 or 6 pads in, however, I think the results of the acne pads started to plateau. I don\’t see much difference in my skin as I use them now. But it hasn\’t gotten worse! Side note- the pain is pretty excruciating. Don\’t use this product while using any sort of retinol.