For many of us, cold sores are an unsightly and painful part of life. While traditional antiviral prescription medication may help shorten the length and severity of each “fever blister” outbreak, cutting-edge laser light technology now offers the best way to speed up the healing process and, over a series of treatments, reduce the possibility of future outbreaks. Drive cold sores back to dormancy in days, not weeks, with Infinite Dental Wellness’s new Epic™ cold sore laser treatments.
The Cause of Cold Sore Outbreaks
While there is no single impetus that triggers cold sores, medical professionals have identified a variety of factors that might increase the likelihood of a cold sore outbreak. If you are prone to fever blisters, our Glendale dentists at Infinite Dental Wellness recommend avoiding behavior that might weaken the immune system, including:
- Stressful Situations & Experiences
- Lack of Sleep, Poor Sleep, & Fatigue
- Exposure to Conditions That Lead to Illness
- Prolonged Exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) Light
- Mouth Injuries or Trauma
How Laser Cold Sore Treatment Works
Using concentrated wavelengths of precision laser light, Infinite Dental Wellness’s Epic™ Diode Laser disinfects the cold sore lesion, reduces surrounding inflammation (redness), and relieves the pain and pressure associated with a fever blister outbreak. Most importantly, the Epic™ Laser creates a “bandage,” so to speak, which keeps the cold sore from becoming infected and reduces healing time to days instead of weeks. Painless and effective in just minutes, laser light technology may also be used to treat aphthous ulcers (also known as canker sores) as well.
What To Expect From Laser Cold Sore Treatment
Laser cold sore treatment may be performed before or after a lesion has developed, and in almost all cases, patients report feeling nothing more than a warm sensation during the brief procedure. If the cold sore has already “broken out,” Infinite’s Epic™ Laser brings immediate relief from pain and stops the blister from progressing further. Typically, the patient’s lip will return to normal in a matter of days, and the location of the sore will remain comfortable during the healing process.
The best aspect treating cold sores with the Epic™ Laser, however, is the long-term effects—after each subsequent treatment, cold sores return less frequently and with less intensity. Some patients have even experienced “breakout-free” periods of over a decade!
Epic™ Laser Specifications:
Laser Classification: Class 4 Laser
Operating Voltage: 110-240 volts
Laser Wavelength: 940 nm
If you are tired of waiting for painful outbreaks to heal or have an upcoming engagement that demands you look your best, contact Infinite Dental Wellness today for more information on our cutting edge laser cold sore treatments.