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The two types of lasers most commonly used in laser resurfacing are carbon dioxide (CO2) and erbium. Each laser vaporizes skin cells damaged at the surface-level.

From: Laser Resurfacing WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 29, 2017

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