It’s natural to get more cellulite as you age, but you can minimize the appearance of unwanted cellulite and look more youthful and trim with QWO injections. Since even the most athletic and trim people can get cellulite, this treatment is highly effective at helping people of virtually every size feel more comfortable in their skin. At the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery in Orlando, FL, we specialize in this treatment.
What Is QWO?
QWO is nicknamed the “Botox of cellulite” because of its revolutionary ability to smooth out stubborn cellulite and restore your skin to a youthful and luminous appearance. It’s fully approved by the Federal Drug Administration, or FDA works with your body’s own enzymes to reformulate specific proteins in your connective tissues, reducing cellulite’s wrinkled look. It’s designed for women with severe or moderate cellulite.
Why Do Women Get More Cellulite?
Cellulite is most common in parts of the thighs or buttocks and is disproportionately more likely to occur in women. Since the average woman tends to have more fat in her body as opposed t the average man, and since women tend to carry their weight on their buttocks, hips, and thigh areas, cellulite tends to accumulate in these regions.
Additionally, women have perpendicular connective tissues that don’t support fat and men’s crisscross patterned ones. This makes it easier for fat to show through to the upper dermis, giving certain areas of your body the dimpled look of cellulite. Also, women generally develop less collagen as they age, which also contributes to cellulite creation. Cellulite can crop up at any time, but it’s most common during the first part of adulthood or after pregnancy.
How Does It Work?
This treatment neutralizes cellulite by destroying the fibrous tethers that cellulite uses to attach itself to the dermis. Once these tethers are compromised, the cellulite goes away, and the skin is smooth again. Usually, treatments last between half an hour to an hour, but your personal schedule will depend on how much cellulite you have and how serious it is.
Since everyone is different, we will provide you with a personalized consultation to discuss your options and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
Typical Treatment Schedule
Many people require three appointments over the course of two to three months to totally smooth out their skin. Some people will want to have a more aggressive schedule, which is why it’s important to discuss your expectations with our team before coming in for your first meeting.
It’s also important to note that everyone responds differently to this type of treatment. Since your skin and cellulite are both unique, we will assess how you are doing and make appropriate adjustments if necessary. Usually, people tend to start seeing results after two treatment appointments.
Where Can You Get These Injections?
This treatment is currently cleared for usage on the bottom half of your body, primarily the buttocks. You can also get injections in your thighs as well. If you have cellulite or unwanted dimpling in another part of your body, talk to our team to discuss your options. We are happy to provide you with some additional options to help you address your concerns.
Although this treatment isn’t cleared for love handles or hips yet, ongoing studies and research are looking into how safe and effective it will be in these areas. Since it’s shown such promise in the thigh and buttock region, we’re optimistic that more applications will be found.
Many people report that they see results after a few months because the enzyme that’s in this treatment needs time to work on the fiber tethers that make up cellulite. Depending on the severity of your particular situation and your skin’s makeup, you might see results sooner. Our team will be better equipped to give you a good timeline after your initial consultation.
Usually, the results from these treatments go on for about six months, although, depending on the severity of your cellulite, they could last for years. This is due to the fact that this treatment neutralizes cellulite on the structural level. If you have any questions about what to expect from your treatment, we will be happy to address them with you both in your initial consultation and as part of your ongoing care.
Can I Use It in Conjunction With Similar Treatments?
In short, yes, you can use this treatment with other cosmetic treatments. Popular companion treatments include Emtone, Sculptra, and Ultherapy. Our team can help you determine which combination of treatments will be able to address your needs best.
Who Is This Right For?
Although it’s formulaically designed to help cellulite on women, anyone can benefit from this treatment. It works equally well on people of different ages, skin tones, and genders, as long as you have cellulite that you want to get rid of. Since clinical trials were conducted on people of all different skin tones, there should be no pigmentation concerns with this treatment, making it a more universally useful treatment plan than many other options.
Poor Candidates for Treatment
This treatment is great for most people, but those with enzyme allergies, skin infections, or people who are breastfeeding or pregnant should not get this treatment done. If you are concerned about your personal eligibility, talk to our team and we can help find the best treatment for you.
Before & After Results
Enhance the Beauty of Your Skin Today
Although cellulite is an inevitability for many people, you don’t have to live with it. Reducing your cellulite can give you an enhanced self-image, boost confidence, and make you look fitter and younger. QWO treatments can help neutralize your cellulite and restore your skin to its most lovely and luminous form. It’s truly a revolutionary treatment. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.