In minor surgery, ablative lasers – mainly CO2 lasers – are used. They can vaporize or cut tissue. Due to the superpulse, in which the energy is built up and broken down in fractions of a second, skin can be vaporized painlessly thanks to less tissue heating. Parts of the skin can be safely removed without damaging the surrounding tissues and with minimal bleeding only. Collagen fibers contract and rearrange through the heat produced by the laser beam, which ultimately results in firming of the skin. Ablative lasers can be used to treat benign skin tumors such as fibroids, warts/age warts or fatty deposits on the eyelids, photodamage, keratinization, etc. Liver spots or moles should not be lasered. In this case, a classic surgical removal, where a histology is obtained, is the method of choice. In order to distinguish whether or not a pigmentary lesion may be lasered, a dermatoscopic examination by a dermatologist is required.