Herpes is a virus that causes painful blisters and sores either around the mouth and genital herpes (herpes around the sexual organs). Many people carrying the herpes virus are unaware that they have it. The condition is chronic which means long-term. It’s important to disclose the presence of the herpes virus on your medical history form as it may cause a contraindication to some treatments offered at a medical spa. It is possible for an aesthetician to spread an existing herpes virus if they are unaware of its presence. Although there is no cure for the herpes virus, Dr. Patel can prescribe treatment with antiviral drugs to help stay symptom free longer. These drugs can also help the severity of symptoms become less when they do arise.