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By Linda Banta, MD
August 05, 2019
Tags: SculpSure  

Would you like to improve your physique without any downtime? SculpSure, an innovative laser treatment, gets rid of stubborn fat in your weightabdomen, thighs, back, and love handles. Your San Antonio, TX, dermatologist, Dr. Linda Banta, offers SculpSure at Stone Oak Dermatology.


The SculpSure method

Excess fat can be a problem, no matter how diligently you exercise and stick to your diet. Despite your weight loss, clothes may not fit as well as you expected, and you may be disappointed in the shape of your body. SculpSure removes fat using laser energy to heat and kill the cells. Once heated, the cells separate from the surrounding tissue and are gradually removed by your body's lymphatic system. Thanks to the laser's pinpoint accuracy, the surrounding tissue and skin aren't damaged during your treatment.

Fat cell removal isn't the only benefit of the treatment. SculpSure also triggers your body to produce collagen and elastin. The substances keep your skin supple and elastic and help firm the treated areas.


Does SculpSure offer immediate results?

It takes a little while for your lymphatic system to remove the fat cells. In just six weeks, you'll begin to see some improvement in your physique. The full effects of SculpSure usually appear about three months after your treatment.


How long does each treatment take?

Each treatment takes less than 30 minutes. Depending on the amount of fat to be removed, your San Antonio, TX, dermatologist may recommend one to three treatments spaced six weeks apart. Multiple areas can be treated during each visit.

You can go back to work or your usual activities immediately after your treatment. A little soreness or bruising is possible, but these effects won't last long and won't prevent you from doing anything you want.

Improve your shape with non-invasive SculpSure treatments. Call your San Antonio, TX, dermatologist, Dr. Banta, at Stone Oak Dermatology at (210) 494-0504 to schedule an appointment.

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.

More about Plasma Rich Protein                               

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.