In laser skin resurfacing, a laser is used to remove areas of damaged or wrinkled skin, layer by layer. It is commonly used to minimize the appearance of fine lines, especially around the mouth and eyes. However, it is also effective in treating facial scars or areas of uneven pigmentation. Laser resurfacing may be performed on the whole face or in specific regions. Often the procedure is done in conjunction with another cosmetic operation, such as facelift or eyelid surgery.