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Vampire Facial

Vampire Facial therapy uses your own rich proteins to stimulate cell rejuvenation, repair and healing. Often called a Vampire Facial or Dracula facelift we obtain your own protein rich plasma from a sample of your blood.

A blood sample is taken, cells are deactivated and the useful plasma and platelet serum is extracted. Deactivation is essential to avoid cell breakdown and damage, immediately before injection the serum is reactivate and the cells are primed ready for action. Stem cells within the plasma are now activated along with many other cytokines, growth factors and fibroblasts and other cell regenerating factors working to form new healthy tissue and hair. Plasma Facial therapy is commonly used in medical practice treating injuries, scars and joint problems as well as in aesthetic anti-ageing.

Within specialist skin health and rejuvenation a technique called the Vampire Facial takes this treatment to another level as the platelet rich plasma is activated before injection creating supercharged stimulation of collagen and intense rejuvenation and healing.

At Thames Skin Clinic Dr Hemming has designed her bespoke Dracula therapy and Vampire Facial treatments to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, provide lift and tightening and hydrate the skin. This combination treatment works brilliantly on the face, brow and neck area and is frequently complimented.

Rich protein treatment and hair treatment

The protein within your blood can stimulates hair follicles to grow. A course of treatment can stimulate hair growth and help to thicken and replenish areas where hair has become thin or patchy. Used with Viviscal professional supplements and additional growth factor stem cell stimulating microneedling, the use of plasma is an excellent option for those looking to increase hair growth.

Is this treatment suitable for me?

We will guide you regarding suitable treatment times, it is best to avoid bright sunlight for 3 weeks after treatment. It is not suitable if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Protein rich plasma treatment can involve combinations of injections, microneedling or plasma shower treatment. Please discuss the use of ibuprofen, aspirin and steroid with our team and disclose any changes to your medication.

How safe is treatment?

All of our treatment are extremely safe when carried out by our fully qualified and highly experienced practitioners.

Will I feel any pain or discomfort during my treatment?

You will feel a little pressure or a prickly sensation on the skin when your protein rich solution is delivered using microneedles or a dermapen. We use a local anaesthetic cream to help with any tenderness. We provide full aftercare advice and apply a premium SPF to the skin for added protection.

Are there any associated risks?

There are no risks associated with this treatment. However please ensure you provide us with your full medical history and update any changes which may occur. After treatment your skin will feel warm and may be a little red. You may have some swelling or bruising which will settle in a few days.

How much downtime is usually needed and what should I expect?

There is minimal downtime with this treatment.

After treatment you should expect mild redness or inflammation or swelling. This usually lasts between 12-24 hours.


A small amount of blood taken into a sterile tube in the exact same manner as a standard blood sample. The tube containing the blood is deactivated, placed into a specialist centrifuge and spun under special conditions to separate the plasma and platelets from the other blood components.

After a few minutes the plasma and concentrated platelets are removed from the same tube activated, they are reintroduced into the patient are the site of injury, scars, skin, obvious lines or wrinkles. Using a small sterile needle the plasma is injected into the treatment area. Multiple areas can be treated.

The specific deactivation and reactivation of the blood sample differentiates the treatment from a normal procedure to the more effective Dracula Therapy™ treatment.

This is 100% natural procedure, without using animal products or any foreign material. The proteins and plasma rich solution is obtained from your own blood is safe, with very minimal risk of adverse reactions or complications. As the platelets are produced from your own blood there is no risk of rejection or disease transmission.

In the Dracula Therapy the face, décolletage and back of hands can be treated (depending on the volume of rich proteins your blood sample provides and the needs of your skin for rejuvenation). Facial expression is not affected.

Effects can be seen within 3 days and the complete effect in 2 weeks, with progressive improvement over the next 4-6 weeks, followed by remodelling of collagen lasting up to 10-18 months.

Treatment lasts for 6-10+ months. Often increases duration with progressive treatments.

Your comfort levels and expectations are important factors which are considered in your consultation.

Treatment areas
  • Improved skin tone
  • Improved skin texture
  • Treatment of scars and burns
  • Reduce lines and wrinkles
  • Improve facial contours


Areas where treatment is often used includes:

  • Crinkling skin around and under the eyes
  • Cheeks and the whole face (also known as Dracula Facelift)
  • Neck
  • Jaw line
  • Chest and decolletage
  • Back of hands and arms
  • Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Stimulates hair growth on scalp
  • Face or neck lifting (Dracula Facelift)
  • Non healing wounds, burns and sports injuries
  • Natural volume filler
  • Meso-treamtent
  • Treatment can also be used for hair loss therapy.
Side effects

Side effects are minimal if any. Minimal swelling, bruising and redness for 12-24 hours. Injection site tenderness and mild bruising may occur and may be visible for 2-3 days.

Minimal down time. Back to work immediately or in 24-48 hours if needed.


There are minimal contraindication for normal fit healthy individuals. If you are taking aspirin, ibuprofen or a NSAID please stop these 2 days before the procedure. Let the doctor know if you are taking any steroid medication. Please discuss your medical health and any concerns with the doctor.

It is a very safe procedure as your own rich proteins are used. Expect mild redness, swelling, bruising and minor discomfort. Please note, this treatment does not induce tumour formation. 


Results are not immediate. Initially there will be some swelling.

Inflammatory phase

  • Day 2-3
  • Fibroblasts enter the site of action.

Proliferative phase

  • Day 5-15
  • Wound healing and rejuvenation begin.
  • Neo-vessels form at day 5-7 and proceed until they disappear in remodeling phase

Remodelling phase

  • lasts up to 12 months
  • Collagen matures and strengthens
  • Type III collagen is replaces by type I collagen and reorganized.
  • Blood vessels disappear (rosacea and scars)

Treatment results vary, however, in most patients results last up to 18 months. Touch up treatments will maintain results. For progressive hair loss and for intense results a course of treatment is recommended. Treatment can be repeated after 4-6 weeks.

Hair loss therapy

  • A course of treatment is needed
  • Hair stimulation is seen over a period of time
  • Hair cells are provided with the ideal growth proteins to awaken and start. Growing over a 3-6 month period.
  • Avoid alcohol for 48 hours
  • Avoid wearing makeup for 12 hours (mineral make up is fine)
  • Do not rub or massage treated area for 5 days
  • Gently pad dry with a soft towel after washing for 5 days
  • Avoid strong sunlight 2 weeks if possible
  • Don’t have facials for 2 weeks

Vampire facial, Dracula therapy and rich protein treatments vary by the area of treatment given to achieve the best results. We often get asked about the cost of treatment. At Thames Skin Clinic we pride ourselves on results rather than focus on the price of a treatment, it is more important that we get the correct quality of product rather than offer cut price treatments, products and services (especially when it comes to medical treatments). You will never see Thames Skin Clinic advertising services on social coupon sites such as Groupon as we believe they have a negative impact on our customer safety, results and satisfaction. We also wish to abide by the advertising regulator and work in a safe ethical manor.

Our prices reflect the skill, training and premier product choices we have made as well as the true reflection of the beautiful bespoke clinic surroundings.

To discuss skin and hair rejuvenation treatment and for a detailed consultation regarding the best options for your treatment please call us today and book an initial consultation with our specialist practitioners. There is a charge for appointments with Dr Hemming.

Dracula Therapy and Vampire facial treatments from £550

Hair stimulation from £600

Additional effects

Skin tightening, hydration and improves skin laxity Improves skin quality, Hair restoration treatment.

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Initial appointment

New Patient consultation 45 minutes

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Treatment takes

30 minutes (following consultation)

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Follow up

4 weeks following treatment

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Lasts for

6-18 months, permanent with maintenance treatment

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Results take

Immediate hydration with collagen stimulation 3-6weeks later

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12-24 hours for skin to settle, possible swelling may take longer

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Anaesthetic required

Yes – local anaesthetic used if needed

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I’ve been visiting Doctor Anna for over a year to revitalise my skin with topical treatments. As I grew to trust her professionally, I decided to take that bold journey to address my dark circles which have gotten worse with age. I was incredibly nervous and a bit scared that I would look unnatural or vastly different after treatment. From the first day of treatment, I was excited and pleased with the results. It’s been two weeks now, and the results just keep getting better. I feel beautiful. The cherry on the cake is my loved ones and close friends haven’t noticed a thing!


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