A cold sore can be an extremely debilitating condition. Constantly reminding you that they are there, the slightest touch can be very uncomfortable.
There are many cold sore remedies that can be found online and over the counter. The old adage often applies that a cold sore will go away on its own in 14 days but using these cold sore remedies will make it go away in 2 weeks.
There is a different option, however. In the early stages of a cold sore or herpetic lesion, laser treatment can be effective in eliminating the pain and shortening the healing process.
How is it done?
Dr. Parker can take the laser and without actually touching the cold sore, and with very little discomfort, treat the area for one to two minutes. This will provide instant relief and help the sore heal over the next few days.
Some patients have reported that the sore will recur less frequently in the same spot after having it treated.
After receiving this treatment, patients are very grateful to have the relief.
It is a fun and rewarding service to do for our patients and Dr. Parker is happy to take a few minutes and have you stop by to have it done. There is no need for anesthetic and hardly any post op discomfort. Give it a try and you won’t regret it!