Laser resurfacing can be very effective in removing unwanted wrinkles and blemishes from the face. It also helps “tighten” the skin on the face. Postoperatively, there is pinkness and flaking of the skin. The flaking of the skin usually subsides within one week, but the pinkness can persist for several weeks or even up to a few months. Until the pinkness completely resolves, it can be covered with make-up. Newer cooler lasers and dressings have helped dramatically reduce or eliminate prolonged pinkness.