Love this little gadget! My skin felt smoother the very first time I used it and, although it's only been a couple of weeks, two dark spots that I usually cover are definitely lighter. Not even prescribed items have been able to do that! My pores seem smaller and makeup looks smoother and flawless. As others have said, one pad can be used up to 2-3 times, by the 3rd time I usually add a little of my Neutrogena® Fresh Foaming Cleanser
and it works just as great. I do sterilize the pad with alcohol between each use. My only complaint is that I didn't know about this machine sooner!!!