Laser treatment of cold sores and ulcers works by breaking down the nerve cells, creating pain relief and increasing collagen production helping the lesion heal faster.
If topical ointments and medications are not helping your cold sores, you may be interested in laser treatment. The best time for cold-sore laser treatment is during the beginning stages when patients feel slight pain or tingling. If we are able to catch the virus at this time we can usually limit the outbreak. If you have already started to develop a blister, our laser treatment can still help by decreasing both pain and healing time.