What is platelet-rich plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a powerful and innovative regenerative treatment to combat facial aging. This preparation is a biological derivative made from the patient's own blood that contains a high concentration of growth factors.


As it is an autologous treatment (donor and recipient are the same person), it is a unique and biocompatible procedure.

At the Barraquer Centre we prepare it in our own facilities in our laboratory, which guarantees optimum sterility conditions and greater efficiency.

What are the benefits of PRP?

The growth factors that the plasma of each patient concentrates allow to enhance and accelerate the regeneration of their tissues, achieving a younger appearance:

  • Bioregenerative action
  • Hydration
  • Firmness
  • Thickness
  • Smoothness
  • High safety profile, given its autologous nature, as long as it is prepared under optimal and sterile conditions.
  • Rapid healing in the postoperative period when applied during blepharoplasty surgery.

PRP is a novel tissue regeneration treatment that is performed quickly and on an outpatient basis.

1. PRetreatMENT
Choice of a specialized centre that provides guarantees. The greater the skill in making the PRP, the greater the effectiveness of the treatment. A blood extraction for the preparation in our own laboratory, at the at the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre facilities is required. Before proceeding with the elaboration of the plasma concentrate, our laboratory specialists will carry out an analysis of the extracted sample for greater guarantee. Afterwards, they will proceed to isolate the growth factors present in the patient's blood in optimal sterile conditions to then transfer the preparation to the consultation to carry out the treatment.
2. TReatment
The PRP-based treatment lasts approximately 20-30 minutes, is applied using the microneedling technique (skinpen) and requires topical anaesthesia cream. PRP treatment is compatible with other treatments such as the infiltration of filler products (hyaluronic acid), botulinum toxin, revitalizing peels or facial mesotherapy, among others.

The appearance of a slight erythema, facial redness, during the first 24-48 hours is frequent. It is an outpatient treatment which means that the patient can resume regular activities immediately after the treatment. Although you can undergo the procedure at any time of the year, even in summer, it is advisable to avoid sun exposure, UV rays and sub-zero temperatures for at least 48 hours afterwards. It is recommended to perform two or three sessions per year, leaving a time interval between each one of about 3 months.

Duration: 20 - 30 minutes
Result: 48 hours
Effects: 6 months
Anaesthesia: always

¿Por qué Barraquer?

El Centro de Oftalmología Barraquer es una institución médica con un laboratorio propio que cuenta con varios años de experiencia en la elaboración de tratamientos de PRP, originalmente aplicados en las cirugías de blefaroplastia como complemento, y posteriormente ofrecidos en consulta como tratamiento rejuvenecedor facial.

In what procedures is it used?

PRP is a procedure used for years in multiple specialties, such as regenerative medicine, maxillofacial surgery, sports medicine, ophthalmology or dentistry, but it is mainly associated with aesthetic medicine due to its effectiveness in treating a large number of conditions:

  • Wrinkles
  • Alopecia
  • Acne scars
  • Skin flaccidity

Professionals who perform this treatment