Laser Resurfacing Surgery is performed with a "super-pulsed" carbon dioxide (CO2) laser to minimize wrinkles and lines on the face. Laser surgery involves a specialized beam of light energy, which is absorbed by the skin and surrounding tissues and minimizes lines or makes precise surgical incisions. In laser resurfacing, lines on the face can be significantly improved. This procedure is performed under sedation with local anesthesia. Redness may persist for several weeks and make-up can usually be applied in seven to ten days.