CO2 laser resurfacing is an ablative laser treatment used to treat wrinkles, acne scars, surgical scars, and other deeper skin flaws. It also enhances skin tone and texture through skin resurfacing. Your dermatologist recommends: There is no substitute for a dermatologist-performed medium to deep laser resurfacing treatment. When performed by an expert, laser resurfacing can take years off of your skin. A consultation with the physician will be required prior to your treatment. Note: Estimated recovery time postprocedure is approximately 7 days.