Laser Cold Sore Treatment in El Cajon, CA
Get leading-edge, comprehensive care for cold sores
There is no actual cure for cold sores, also called fever blisters. But the symptoms and frequency can be managed by soft-tissue laser treatments. When caught in the early stages cold sores can be stopped from continuing, and in many cases may never return again in that site.
Benefits of cold sore laser treatment
Lasers are the ultramodern way to treat cold sores. In general, our laser treatments need no anesthesia and can treat most common forms of oral herpes and cold sores.
- Provides immediate pain relief
- Makes the virus vanish in the area it’s located in, thus preventing more outbreaks
- Laser treatment greatly reduces the chances of scarring
- Lesions heal within 24-72 hours after treatment
When should you get Laser Cold Sore Treatment?
Cold sores, also called fever blisters, pop up around the mouth and lip. The timing of the treatment makes a big difference in the outcome. The most effective time to get treatment is within the first 24 to 48 hours of the symptoms, usually noticeable by a tingling sensation. In most cases, treatment at this time prevents the virus from duplicating.
Types and symptoms
Type 1: The canker sore
This type of mouth ulcer is a painful open sore inside the mouth. They are not contagious.
Type 2: Cold sore or fever blisters
These can be either on or outside the mouth, are red in color and are contagious.