What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a common skin condition that occurs when the skin over certain areas of fat gets pulled down by connective tissue bands. It is harmless, and the result is the appearance of lumpy, dimpled, uneven skin. Cellulite is more prevalent among women due to different fat, connective tissue, and muscle distribution. Common areas where it is found are the thighs, buttocks, and hips.
The buildup of fat beneath the skin can lead to cellulite. There are different reasons why you may develop this skin condition. Hormones, poor diet, pregnancy, and genetics can contribute to cellulite.
Cellulite is notoriously difficult to treat, where diet, exercise and weight loss can help but often cannot cure the appearance 0f these dimples. There are various methods to help treat cellulite, and there have been mixed results. It is difficult to get rid of cellulite because it occurs due to fat herniation within vertical fibrous connective tissue bands.
Everyone can have cellulite regardless of weight, and most treatments only reduce visibility. The treatment options available include:
- Creams (containing Retinol, Caffeine, Aminophylline/theophylline)
- Tissue Massage
- Laser and Radiofrequency treatments
- Fillers (Radiesse, Sculptra, microfat transfer)
Qwo is a new FDA-approved treatment used to treat moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks. Qwo was developed through rigorous research, testing and development, including the largest cellulite clinical trail in history. Qwo contains a collagenase enzyme that can break down collagen-rich fibrous connective tissue bands. By breaking up these bands of collagen, Qwo reduces the reduces their tethering effect on the skin, thus giving a smoother appearance to the skin surface. It is designed to treat moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of women.
Qwo treatments comprise a series of injections given to adult women. Once injected, the fibrous septae is released enzymatically by targeting types 1 and 3 collagen. Qwo is noninvasive and results in smoother skin. As one dermatologist described it, Qwo is “cutting edge cellulite treatment without the cutting!”
What To Expect
You will need to receive three treatments of Qwo, with 12 injections given each round. Each treatment occurs 21 days apart.
Who Should And Should Not Get QWO?
The ideal candidate is someone with distinct cellulite divots caused by fibrous bands. Those who are allergic to any of Qwo’s ingredients, including collagen-based products, or have an infection in the treatment area should not use this treatment. Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or have a bleeding problem to decide if Qwo is the right option for you.
Common Side Effects
Side effects of Qwo are generally mild and localized to the treatment area. These include:
- Swelling in the treatment area
- Injection site bruising
When Will It Be Available?
Qwo will become available at dermatology and cosmetic medicine practitioner’s offices in the spring of 2021. Contact me today to learn more about cellulite treatment.Previous Post Next Post