Platelet Rich Plasma

Ocean Clinic Marbella

The use of Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP, spans various medical fields from dermatology to trichology and aesthetics as it has a big role in aiding the body’s healing process.

PRP is often used in combination with other treatments to aid with optimal recovery. If we consider the other treatments to be the “injury”, the Platelet Rich Plasma is administered as a restorative treatment.

Platelets are cytoplasmic fragments of megakaryocytes (large cells found in the bone marrow) which contain over 30 bioactive proteins. These proteins have a fundamental role in homeostasis (restoring the body’ natural balance / healing), i.e. the healing of body tissue.

The necessary protein growth factors for healing any type of wound or injury are secreted by platelets, as well as three particular proteins which cause cell adhesion; fibrin, fibronectin and vitronectin.

Platelet Rich Plasma PRP | Ocean Clinic Marbella


Platelet Rich Plasma is a regenerative medicine, it can be applied in various ways and formats bringing restorative treatments into a new era. It is based on the stimulation of the regenerative process via the administering of growth and regulatory factors, and plays an important role in healing processes of any kind. PRP is a fluid rich in the growth and regulatory factors extracted from prepared blood samples. The yellowish fluid, or plasma, can be used in treatments as a healing booster or to stimulate collagen production.

PRP can be used in combination with many treatments including surgical procedures, fat grafting, microneedling, alopecia treatment, post ablative laser or RF and deep peeling.

  1. Platelets are rich in growth factors which can trigger natural rejuvenation of the skin.
  2. Platelets are extracted from the blood using a centrifuge to create a plasma.
  3. The plasma fluid is injected into the superficial layers of the skin to repair damage and reverse aging.
  4. At Ocean Clinic we use PRP to boost results of other procedures.
  5. PRP speeds the healing process after plastic surgery.
  6. PRP enhances laser, radio frequency and microneedling treatments.
  7. PRP can be used to treat hair loss, substantially boosting hair thickness and length.
  8. Following PRP treatment, hair and skin quality continue to improve for several months.
  9. Results from PRP last up to 18 months at which point patients can return for a top up.