can LASER HAIR removal cause canker sores?


#1

Hello I got laser hair removal for my first time last month, and was told if I get cold sores, that they would give me a perscription.

So far no cold sores, but I have noticed I am getting canker sores??? I had laser hair removal done on my face, so am wondering if anyone has heard of this being a side effect of it as well?

This is my 2nd canker sore in two weeks, where I never got them before.

thanks


#2

I have had canker sores all my life.
They don’t know what causes them and nothing gets rid of them.
I really doubt the laser had anything to do with it unless you were biting your cheeks while you were getting treatment.


#3

There is evidence that exposure to light and stress can cause canker sores to erupt. It is very possible that the treatment was enough of a factor to trigger the eruption.
I should clarify that the laser does not cause the canker sore more that it may have caused the dormant virus that already existed in your nerve cells to activate.

Chris


#4

Okay thanks
Well as of today, I have only had the three canker sores all within two weeks. I think I will be careful and just wait and see if after this second treatment the same thing happens.

thanks for the information…