Cold sores are blisters caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus. This virus hides under the skin waiting to come out at the most inopportune time. The causes of a cold sore might be stress or sickness. They might even suddenly emerge for dietary reasons. Cold sores usually appear as a group of small blisters around the mouth and lips and are often uncomfortable and unsightly.
If you think a cold sore is starting to form, you’ll usually notice a telltale sign such as a tingling sensation in that area. At the first sign of discomfort, you should contact our office and schedule a cold sore laser treatment.