2 Tips For Soothing Cold Sores After A Laser Resurfacing Procedure

Posted on: 31 August 2016

Getting rid of acne scars can be a long and difficult process. If you suffer from adult acne, then you may find yourself pouring money into the latest creams in order to find a solution for your acne scars. However, creams often do not work as well as a laser resurfacing procedure. This procedure is designed to eliminate scarring caused by acne as well as wrinkles and other slight skin imperfections. Once the procedure is complete, you may experience cold sores around your mouth as your skin begins to heal. These cold sores are not only unsightly but they can also be painful. Fortunately, there are a few tips that you can use to help soothe your cold sores following a laser resurfacing procedure.

Coat the Sores in Aloe Vera Gel

You may have passed fresh aloe vera gel in the produce section of your local grocery store. Aloe vera is commonly used as a remedy for anything from dry skin to cuts and scrapes. The herb is a natural moisturizer that also contains healing properties. In order to use aloe vera on your cold sore, purchase one aloe vera plant from the store. Use a sharp knife to peel off the skin around the aloe vera and remove the gel. Use a spoon to mash the aloe vera and apply it to your skin. As the gel dries, reapply it throughout the day in order to keep your cold sores from drying out.

Apply Ice onto Your Cold Sores

If your cold sores are causing any pain, then the simplest way to provide your skin with some quick relief is by applying an ice block against the sore. Since the ice block is extremely cold this will help to ease the blood flow around your cold sores. This will prevent any inflammation from flaring up and will also act as a slight pain reliever. You can wrap the ice block in a napkin or thin cloth and hold it against your sore for a few minutes before removing. The greater amount of time that you can apply the ice block against your skin the less pain and discomfort you will experience from your cold sores.

Having to take care of cold sores after your laser resurfacing procedure can be extremely frustrating and annoying. Therefore, use these tips to help you soothe the discomfort caused by these sores as soon as possible. For more information, contact companies like Northwest Dermatology.