Laser Cold Sore Treatment In West Caldwell
~ Quick ~ Painless ~ Affordable
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE COLD SORES?
For those patients who regularly suffer from outbreaks of this Herpes virus, they often report a pre-outbreak or ” pro-dromal ” sensation that may include intense tingling at the site of the future sore. If not caught in time, a blister will appear with the cold sores usually breaking open and having a discharge. These sores are usually self –limiting and heal within a 2-week time frame.
You can recognize cold sores by their appearance. Cold sores form in groups of small blisters. After the blisters form, they soon break open and release clear fluid. Finally, cold sores will crust or scab over and disappear within 2 weeks.
In order to skip all this unpleasantness, the best thing you can do is get a laser treatment before the blisters appear. Look for signs such as itching, tingling or pain on your lips or around your mouth. Swollen glands, fevers, and sore throats are also signaling that cold sores are developing.
When you start feeling the symptoms, you should see a dentist as soon as possible to receive a laser treatment. That way, the cold sores will never appear. At NJLCD, we do our best to see patients with cold sores within 24 hours. Dr. DalBon can often treat them on the same day that they call! Feel free to contact us immediately after you start feeling cold sore symptoms.
WHY IS LASER TREATMENT BETTER THAN OTHER COLD SORE TREATMENTS?
There are several reasons why laser sessions are now the gold standard in the treatment of cold sores. Light energy destroys the local virus that causes cold sores to form. Patients who undergo laser therapy can prevent or diminish ulceration from occurring through photo-biostimulation technology. Laser treatments can prevent future cosmetic damage by lessening the probability of cold sores recurring on the same areas of the lips.
| We believe that lasers are the best treatments for cold sores, as do our patients who suffer with the herpes simplex virus. Here are just a few reasons why:|
~ It is high tech, yet affordable
~ Laser energy destroys the virus that causes the sore
~ Relief is immediate and profound
~ Help prevent sores if treated once the lip starts tingling
~ Arrests the progression of the lesion after treatment
~ Faster healing
~ Treatment takes just a few minutes and without anesthesia
~ After treatment, sores reoccur with less intensity and frequency at the same location
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS LIKE?
Since lasers destroy the virus, they can stop the cold sores from appearing at all if you haven’t broken out yet. Pretty amazing, right? Once the virus is stopped, the cold sores can no longer appear on your face.
If you already have cold sores on your lips or around your mouth, lasers will significantly speed up the healing time and provide you with immediate relief of symptoms, like pain or itching. The breakout will also stop spreading. You won’t require another treatment.
Since her virus can’t be cured, your cold sores might come back. However, laser treatments extend the length of time between your breakouts. In fact, after several laser treatments in the same area, your cold sores might never come back! Best of all, laser treatments for cold sores are affordable, and may even be covered by your insurance.
While the virus never really “leaves” you, there is some evidence that the cold sore will not return to that spot once treated by the laser energy.
Do you feel cold sores developing? Contact our West Caldwell office today. We’re experts in laser technology and can help you control your breakouts for years to come.