Herpes Simplex Treatment
The herpes virus causes lesions to break out on the lips or on the genitals. Laser treatment can be used to reduce the outbreaks of cold sores and lesions that are caused by herpes. The herpes virus has no cure and the disease is manifested by lesion outbreaks. These outbreaks are triggered by various things such as stress, trauma, diet, alcohol, nicotine and other triggers depending on the person. The herpes virus lies dormant in the nerve cells. When it is activated by the triggers it moves to the surrounding skin cells so that these cells burst releasing virus particles which are what cause lesions and cold sores to form.
The laser treatment is administered on the sore. The laser is administered at a low intensity so that the laser energy is concentrated on the cold sore or lesion. The light energy kills the virus that is in that particular area and speeds up the amount of time that the sore needs to heal. You will also experience immediate pain relief so that the sore is not as painful as before. The laser treatment can be done on a full blown cold sore lesion or when one is forming. When the lesion is forming there is a tell tale tingling sensation. When you get the laser treatment at this time, then you will find that the lesion will not manifest fully as the virus responsible for causing it will have been killed by the laser energy.
The treatment is not painful or uncomfortable and you will not need a sedative, anesthesia or painkillers. You may feel some warmth in the area being treated with the laser. After laser treatment of herpes sores and lesions, re-occurrence is less frequent and when there is another breakout, then it will not be as severe as the first one. This makes it a long term treatment option for people who suffer from painful herpes cold sores and lesions.This is because the lesions and cold sores tend to appear in the same location because that is where the virus lies dormant. In some cases, people will not get cold sores in the same place as the virus has been destroyed. Subsequent laser treatments will ensure that the occurrence o the cold sores are less severe and less frequent. It is important to get your laser treatment for herpes lesions done by a professional so that you experience the maximum healing benefits of this treatment.
Calgary Laser Health Clinic has professional and qualified staff who know the right amount of energy to administer on the cold sore. If the laser light is too much, it may lead to burning the area which may cause more pain and scarring. However this is extremely rare but it is always best to go with an established and experienced medical spa where you are assured of your safety and health. Getting laser treatment will greatly alleviate your pain and symptoms so you do not have to suffer throughout your breakouts anymore.