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Plasma rich protein for skin rejuvenation and hair regrowth is a non-surgical procedure that uses the patient’s own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth. This can help improve facial volume, complexion, skin texture or even help hair to grow again in cases of hair loss. Your dermatologist in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Linda Banta can evaluate each patient and determine whether or not PRP is a viable treatment option.

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Blood is made of four parts: plasma, platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells. Dr. Banta takes your blood and spins it in a centrifuge, which separates blood cells from plasma and platelets with ease. This is re-injected into the skin to stimulate collagen as well as new skin cells. PRP has no risk of allergy and there’s also no risk of rejection either because it is the patient’s own material.

Plasma rich protein can help treat thinning hair or hair loss. It is important, however, to start treatment early on. To determine if you're a suitable candidate, you will need to consult with your dermatologist in San Antonio.

During the plasma rich protein procedure, a volume of blood is taken from the patient. After it is separated in the centrifuge, the cells are extracted and injected directly into the skin. Patients can expect some mild to moderate swelling. Swelling is inevitable too, as a volume of fluid is administered. Bruising can occur and take several days to disappear.

The treatment is done over a four to six-week interval, and one of the things noticed primarily is an increase in elasticity. Collagen production can take up to three months to occur and results, of course, will differ. To learn more about plasma rich protein procedures from our dermatologist in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Banta, call 210-494-0504 to schedule an appointment.