If you have ever lamented the lack of easy and effective cellulite treatment for your rear, you are not alone. Far from it!
Cellulite is one of the most common concerns we receive from patients at our practice, and a condition we have always wished we could provide a faster, more effective, and better-targeted treatment for. Options in the past have included liposuction, a surgical procedure that is rather involved and does not always provide the best results for cellulite.
But now there is a new, injectable form of cellulite treatment made especially for moderate-to-severe cases in the buttocks! It’s called QWO, and it may be your ticket to eliminating that dimply, “cottage cheese” look with much less fuss than other methods.
How Does QWO Get Rid of Cellulite?
To fully understand how QWO works, let’s first make sure we are all on the same page about what cellulite is.
Cellulite appears when fat gets pressed against the surface of the skin. This fat is located between the skin and muscle of the buttocks, with long, fibrous cords connecting these two tissues.
It is believed that accumulating fat cells push up against the skin while the connective cords simultaneously push down, leaving that uneven, dimply surface. The thicker the cords, the more pressure they tend to exert and the more pronounced the look of cellulite can be.
(You’ve certainly done nothing wrong if you have cellulite, by the way. Hormonal and genetic factors are believed to play significant roles in whether this condition develops, and even maintaining a slim, fit figure far from guarantees you will avoid it.)
So, how does QWO deal with this situation?
QWO contains special, naturally occurring enzymes known as collagenases. These enzymes target the old collagen found on the cords pulling skin and muscle together. As QWO reacts around these bands, it loosens their tension, smoothing out unevenness and releasing dimples.
In addition, QWO aids the body in producing new collagen beneath the surface of the skin, further smoothing out the appearance of the buttocks.
And all of this is accomplished via simple injections. We don’t have to insert anything beneath the skin (well, unless you count the quick jab of a tiny needle) or suck anything out!
What to Expect from QWO Treatment
A full course of QWO treatment is scheduled out over several sessions, providing consistent dosages to ensure the best results. A typical course recommendation involves three sessions, each scheduled about 3 weeks apart. However, we might adjust the timing and number of sessions depending on special situations and needs.
During each session, you will be asked to comfortably lie down. We will identify and lightly mark the areas where we will administer the injections for best results, then administer those injections using a small needle.
Overall, you can inspect the series of injections to take 5-10 minutes. Afterward, you will be asked to remain comfortable for another 5-10 minutes, just to ensure no negative reactions or other complications from the treatment.
After that, you’re free to continue with your day as normal and we’ll see you for the next session – no aftercare is required.
Temporary bruising, pain or itching have been reported as potential side effects of treatment. These types of symptoms tend to lessen with each successive treatment, however, as the body adjusts to treatment.
In certain cases of cellulite, there may also be extra laxity in the skin that will need to be addressed for best results. While QWO can smooth out the look of cellulite, it is unable to tighten sagging skin. We might recommend laser skin tightening to complete the results brought about by QWO.
Be Among the First to Say Goodbye to Cellulite
QWO is an FDA-approved treatment, but it isn’t yet available everywhere as of the date of this post. We are proud to be one of the first practices in South Florida to provide access to the treatment, and we’d be more than happy to have you be among the first patients we see get results they love!
We would be more than happy to have a consultation with you and determine whether QWO would be an effective route of treatment for your specific situation and needs. We will evaluate your condition and medical history to make sure there is nothing that might preclude you from taking an anti-cellulite injection course, such as specific allergies or medical conditions.
While QWO may not be recommended for everyone, it is a safe and powerful treatment for most patients with moderate-to-server cellulite on the buttocks. On the chance that QWO is not a preferred treatment for your situation, we can discuss other possibilities for improving the smoothness of your skin.
But for any action to be taken against the lumps and bumps of cellulite, you must take the first step and reach out to us! Request a consultation with Dr. Learn by calling our Fort Lauderdale office or by filling out our online contact form.
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and guide you down a path toward increased comfort and improved confidence in your appearance.