Laser Cold Sore Therapy: How Does It Work?

June 12, 2024

Cold sores are an affliction caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) that can unfortunately cause a temporary hit to the self-esteem. While they’re certainly common — about 90 percent of people will be exposed to HSV by age 50 — cold sores aren’t very pleasant to experience.  

They begin as a blister, and during those early stages, cold sores can be quite contagious. As the sore begins its healing process, it will scab over, leaving a painful sore that often leaves people feeling self-conscious about their smile.  

But what if there was a way to stop cold sores in their tracks? A simple solution that zaps them into oblivion? We’ve got good news: with laser therapy, you can make cold sores disappear even before they erupt.  

If you’ve experienced recurring cold sores, you can probably detect the early signs of an oncoming outbreak: a tingling sensation, followed by swelling and redness around the lip. As soon as you notice those telltale signs, call us at the clinic — time is of the essence when you’re performing cold sore laser therapy!

How Does Cold Sore Laser Therapy Work?

Our practitioners use the power of infrared laser technology to kill the cold sore virus at the source. The laser actually stops the virus from replicating, so even if you already have a visible cold sore, the treatment will help to speed up healing significantly.  

Worried about zapping your face with a laser? Don’t be! All you’ll feel is a bit of warmth. Your appointment should only last about 15 minutes, and it’s completely painless, so if you’ve got a busy schedule, don’t worry — we’ve got your back.  

Not only will cold sore laser therapy prevent an oncoming outbreak, but it will also prevent cold sores from appearing in the future or may lessen the severity of future outbreaks.  

If painful cold sores are an ongoing issue causing you significant stress, we highly recommend coming in for a consultation with our team. This simple procedure can make a huge impact on your confidence, and we’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have!