Tissue loss with the natural ageing process causes sub-dermal thinning, creating a marbled look with sun damage spots. Stem cell treatment on the hands is for anyone who wants to reverse the effects of ageing on their hands. Following stem cell treatment, the skin rapidly renews itself on the dorsum of the hand via the stem cells injected onto the hand and the skin becomes vibrant and soft resulting in a younger and healthier look.

The treatment is carried out in a clinic by an expert team by applying local anaesthetic creams. This means the patient returns to daily life right after the procedure -No rest is needed.

Stem cell treatment for hands takes 10 minutes to extract the sufficient amount of fat for the procedure from the patient, another 40 to 60 minutes for these fat block to be stem cell enriched and 10 minutes to be applied to the dorsum of the hand. Therefore, the procedure takes an hour to an hour and a half.

It is also possible to enhance the durability of the effects with add-on-procedures after application of the stem cell treatment on the dorsum of the hand. However, it really is not a procedure to be repeated within short periods of time. Results are obvious one month after treatment and the positive effects will continue as the stem cells renew themselves.

Of all the areas of the human body, hands are one of the most used, most visible and most sensitive to external conditions. Over time, due to aging and with various extrinsic factors, such as the negative effects of the sun, the sub-dermal tissue decreases and the collagen structure weakens. These indications increase in time and the skin gets saggy resulting with wrinkles and spots. As well as patients with specific conditions, the ideal patients for this treatment are those whose hands show the effects of ageing.

How is the stem cell treatment applied on hands?

First, the necessary amount of fat is harvested from the patient’s body.

The fat is then processed in order to separate the cells.

Following this procedure, a local anaesthetic cream is applied on hands and the stem cells are injected via special procedure. 

+  After the stem cell treatment, the volume on the hand is replenished, the skin naturally stretches and is more supple. Spots and the marbled look on the dorsum visibly decreases.

Frequently Asked Questions

The price is determined after a detailed examination of the patient by expert medical doctors. The cost will vary case to case. Please kindly refer to our clinic for more information and an appointment.

The podgy soft hand of a baby gradually metamorphoses through the seven ages via the hand one wants to hold to the scrawny extremity that one avoids. The natural cells in the hand responsible for the constant repair of the hand become damaged or defunct through age, sunshine and disease. Stem cell hand treatments introduce new natural cells from your own body that will restart the regeneration process. Artificial fillers can produce the look of soft, supple, and healthy hands, but they cannot actually repair and replace the cells for long-term change.

Stem cell treatments are the most natural option for hand rejuvenation. This treatment involves removing fat tissue from another part of your body, processing it, and injecting it into the subcutaneous tissue of the hand. The fat provides the volume and a certain number of stem cells. The stem cells numbers and efficacy can be enhanced by taking more fat and extracting just the stem cells and adding these to the mix of injected fat. This is what we prefer at the Cadogan Clinic.

Since the fat is analogous tissue (meaning your own tissue) to what is already in your hand there is no risk allergic rejection. The fat does have to take up a blood supply and not all do. Maybe half is lost, the rest remaining long term to give volume, covering prominent veins and tendons, and stem cells removing brown pigment, improving quality and thickening the skin.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are remarkably safe are rarely cause problems, but the risk of allergic reaction is always greater when a foreign material is introduced into the body. They are quick and easy to use. Certainly, younger less damaged hands may be satisfactorily treated with fillers to restore volume. The brown patches may de be treated with lasers and IPL. Further treatments are likely to be needed along the line. Maybe one should expect regular treatments every year.

Stem cell treatment on hands achieves more durable results compared to hyaluronic acid-based filler. This is due to the continuous renewing character of the stem cells that are injected into the area. The fat volume once established behaves just like normal fat and remains long term.  Stem cell and grafted fat treatments for hands are long lasting, low risk, and have a relatively short and easy recovery time.

The other benefit from stem cell hand treatments is that the amount of tissue you are moving to your hands is removed from a part of your body where there is excess fat. The tissue is removed via liposuction, so you are having two procedures that benefit each other. In this case, the volume is relatively small, but just ask to have a bit extra removed.

Since the procedure uses patients’ own cells which are actually produced from their own body, processed and injected back, it involves no risk of an allergic reaction.

Since the stem cells continue the renewal process on the areas they have been injected, the results are permanent. 50% of the fat that is injected during the process is permanent for life.

After the application of an anaesthetic cream, the procedure is complete with small injections. Generally, no pain is felt.

Since the stem cell is applied to the skin with a tiny injector, no scars are left.

The after-effects of the treatment vary depending on the reason and size of the maculation.

Skin colour does not change although a more vibrant, smoother and stretched appearance is visible to the eye.

The skin’s moisture rate increases following a stem cell treatment and add-on procedures can also be used. The back of the hand becomes softer and smoother.

The treatment repairs the damaged area and rejuvenates where it is applied. When supported with add-on treatments the results are more permanent and the effect is greater. 

There have been no findings of a possibility of hairing on the hand.

What to expect

Free Consultation with a Patient Advisor

We offer a free, no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our Patient Advisors, including a virtual reality consultation to demonstrate the potential outcomes in your individual case. They will work with you to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve, talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have. If you decide that you would like to proceed to the next step and see a surgeon, your Patient Advisor will be happy to arrange this for you. At this point, you will be required to pay a consultation fee.  

Surgical Consultation

The next step is for you to meet your chosen surgeon at the Cadogan Clinic. Your surgeon will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you, your condition, and your expectations before making a recommendation and personalised treatment plan for you. You will then discuss the outcomes you can expect to see and ask any questions.

The Procedure

On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Cadogan Clinic by your Patient Advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anaesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.  


After the procedure, you will recover in the capable hands of our aftercare team. As we are a day-case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours. If your surgeon is happy with your results, you will be able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure in order to be close to their surgeon. Talk to us about these options if this is for you. 

After Care & Support

Our care and support continues in the days and weeks following your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. This comprised of a series of appointments made with your surgeon and nursing team to monitor your progress and recovery. They will also introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke products to aid your progress. Our team are also on call to answer any questions you have around your surgery at any time you are concerned.


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