As we age our skin thins, we get sunspots and we also loose volume in our hands. This can make our hands look older than we actually are.
All these three events can be addressed. Volume loss and skin thinning can be improved with autologous fat transfer. Sunspots can be removed with IPL (intense pulsed light).
The fat transfer involves taking a sample of fat from an area where you have surplus (waist, inner thighs, knees) and then re-injecting it into the hands. This is all performed under local anaesthetic as a day case.
Anyone who has lost some volume in the hands and the hands look aged. If you have some surplus fatty tissue then we can use that.
Doing nothing is always an option. Fillers have also been used to rejuvenate hands, but do not last that long.
Answer: The procedure takes approximately 1-1.5 hours under local anaesthetic.
Answer: You will see the change in appearance immediately. The hands will look a little puffy for a week or so.
Answer: Every patient is different and occasionally there is bruising which may last a few days.
Answer: Depending on your lifestyle, metabolism and genetics the longevity of the fat transfer is variable, but generally it lasts many years as long as you maintain you weight.