Herpes | Laser Resurfacing | Can laser cause herpes outbreaks?

Take action and take back control

Visit the online store for some effective treatments to get your outbreaks under control, click here for more.

Herpes and Lasers

There are many types of lazers used to reduce fine wrinkles and smooth the face.

After laser resurfacing, the skin is red, swollen, and itchy. It is always advised to prescibe an anti-viral prescription whether or not the patient knows of a positive history for oral herpes or genital herpes. This recommendation is based on the results of a study published in the September 1999 issue of the journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This study compared the outcomes of patients who took the anti-viral medication with those who did not. The study found a significant reduction in outbreaks for the control group taking the anti-virals for seven days, starting one to two days before the laser treatment. Still there are no guarantees and a herpes outbreak could cause pain, pigment, infection, or scarring.

If a patient has an active cold sore before the procedure, they should reschedule until it is totally healed. Discuss everything with your doctor at the consultation.

Red Marine Algae | Buy 2 get 1 FREE VIR-L-Lysine | Buy 2 get 1 FREE
  • Top 10 Herpes Facts

    Sex Health Guru Video Tip brought to you by Alice W. Kp M.D. John Hopkins Hospital, Watch the Video

  • Featured Article

    The Truth about HSV-1 and HSV-2 American Social Health Association (ASHA), read the Article

  • Other Infections

    Do you also think you may have been exposed to another STD? Find help now. www.stdsite.com