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Cold Sore Treatment in San Diego

Free Cold Sore Consultation

Schedule your no fee consultation to see if you are a candidate for the cold sore laser treatment. If you are a candidate, the procedure will cost $399, however if not, then your consultation will be free of charge.

Cost of Cold Sore laser Treatment

Our price for the laser treatment if you are a candidate is $399.

Cold Sore Treatment in San Diego

Our new laser treatment for cold sores is a fast and painless way to heal unsightly cold sores. This treatment costs $399, and can also help to reduce the frequency and intensity of recurring sores. Contact us today for more information!

Cold Sore Explained 
Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) is the cause of oral cold sores, also known as oral herpes or Herpes Labialis. The HSV-1 virus is closely related to the HSV-2 virus, which causes genital herpes. Both types of herpes can be transmitted from person to person by oral contact. Once a person contracts the virus, cold sores may form in or around the mouth. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Cold sores — also called fever blisters — are tiny, fluid-filled lesions that occur on and around your lips. These blisters are often grouped together in patches. After the blisters break, a crust forms over the resulting sore. Cold sores usually heal within two weeks.” 1

 
Cold Sore Treatment in San Diego

The Herpes virus usually lies dormant in nerve cells until an opportunity to create cold sores. Stress and/or a weakened immune system can provide these opportunities to the virus. Although there is no cure against these viruses, there is a new method for cold sore treatment available to help alleviate symptoms and decrease the presence of cold sores.

In the past, our only defenses against cold sores were anti-viral medications (such as Valtrex and Acyclovir). We now have an additional option. This option is the diode laser. The typical diode laser procedure is to zap the vesicles initially with low-wattage intervals of energy, and then with high-wattage intervals. According to a study by the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, “Low-Intensity Laser Therapy is an Effective Treatment for Recurrent Herpes Simplex Infection”. The study concluded that “we demonstrated that a total of 10 irradiations with low-intensity laser therapy significantly lowers the incidence of local recurrence of herpes simplex infection. Since this athermic phototherapeutic modality represents a safe, noninvasive treatment, it might be considered as an alternative to established therapeutic regimens in this indication.”2

 

Laser Cold Sore Treatment

 

Until a full cure is discovered, this new laser treatment for cold sores can help to greatly ease the pain and embarrassment of cold sores. Cold sores treated with this technology usually heal within a few days without any scarring, and if the cold sores reappear, they are typically less severe. The use of chapstick and ibuprofen is recommended for any post-procedure pain.

1)“Cold Sore.” Definition – Cold Sore. Mayoclinic.org, n.d. Web. 14 Aug. 2014. 2) Schindl, Andreas, and Reinhard Neumann. “Low-Intensity Laser Therapy Is an Effective Treatment for Recurrent Herpes Simplex Infection. Results from a Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study.” Nature.com. Nature Publishing Group, n.d. Web. 14 Aug. 2014.