Damaged skin and wrinkles, whether caused by age, sun exposure, heredity, lifestyle or acne can be improved with laser resurfacing. A carbon dioxide (CO2) or erbium laser is used to vaporize layers of tissue thereby revealing a new, younger and tighter-looking layer of skin underneath. It can be used on the entire face or specific areas. Healing time is about two weeks before camouflage makeup can be applied. Redness can take up to three months to fade.