Vampire Facial / Growth Factor Treatment

About Vampire Facial

A Vampire facial facial utilizes our Growth Factors to help patients rejuvenate aging skin and treat skin imperfections. Dr. James Corcoran provides treatments like Vampire Facials to many clients looking for a more natural treatment than fillers and wrinkle injections. A Vampire Facial helps with skin complexion, etched in wrinkles and lines, melasma, acne, and acne scarring.

At the Plasma Doctor we are dedicated providing our patients with some of the best therapies the UK has to offer. Growth Factor Therapy is a natural, safe and highly effective non-surgical treatment that utilises the healing properties of Growth Factors from your own blood to help jump start the rejuvenation process. Growth Factors are a key component your blood and are generally recognised for controlling bleeding. However, they also packed with over 1500 growth factors and proteins which when released stimulating your body’s own tissue repair process.

How do Growth Factors work?

To create the Growth Factors for treatment, a small quantity of the patient’s blood is drawn. Next, the whole blood is separated in a centrifuge to isolate layers of red blood cells, platelets and white blood cells, and plasma. The platelet and white cell layer is then isolated and centrifuged again to isolate the platelets. Finally, a small amount of plasma is added to the platelets to create the injectable Growth Factors.

Growth Factor Therapy is a straightforward and quick treatment. Initially, a small amount of your own blood is taken and spun in our high-speed centrifuge. This causes the blood to separate into different layers, one of which contains a very high concentration of platelets, this layer is then drawn off and injected very with a fine needle just underneath the skin in the area being treated.

The aesthetic benefits of Growth Factors

Growth Factors stimulate collagen and elastin production which thickens and tightens thinning skin, effectively smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. Because it boosts collagen, it's also a great treatment for improving overall skin texture and tone. It's particularly good for people who suffer from rosacea or acne..

The high levels of growth factors in these injections stimulate the production of collagen and tissue matrix and so the Growth Factors rejuvenate tone, texture, and clarity of the skin naturally. As we are using your body’s own growth factors to stimulate tissue growth the results are not instant, however you will see a difference in the first few weeks which gradually increase to peak at around three months. Initially following the injection, you may experience some redness and mild swelling or which quickly resolves. As the growth factors begin to work you may experience some very mild itching in the area being treated which can last a couple of days.


You should start to see results within a week. After 1 or 2 months, you should see rejuvenated skin that appears younger and feels softer and more supple. Results may remain from 1 to 2 years following your treatment.

Reduction in fine lines
Reduction of acne scars
Intradermal skin rejuvenation
Improvement in skin discolouration
Subcutaneous volume restoration
Stretch mark reduction