Immediate Relief and Fast Healing
Cold sores (herpetic lesions) are caused by a virus, often triggered by physical trauma or in response to stress. When left alone, they typically heal on their own but can take weeks to do so. They are painful and unappealing. That’s why we’re excited to offer immediate, effective treatment with our diode laser. During the treatment, Dr. Roca holds the laser wand for 90 seconds close to your skin without touching the surface, allowing a very low level of laser light to kill the virus.
As soon as you feel the tell-tale tingling sensation of an oncoming sore, we can treat the site with the laser. If treatment occurs early enough, it can stop the sore from forming at all! Even after a sore has broken out, the laser will halt any further development, and it will only take a few days to return to normal, instead of weeks. Those of you who get cold sores know they always seem to arise in one or a few same locations. Our office has seen excellent results if the cold sore is treated at the first sign of a tingle – the cold sore will never return in the same place! Essentially, we are killing the virus in that spot. We also noticed that if we treat the virus after the cold sore has erupted but still has a tingle, it will take many years to return.