What is Cellulite?
Cellulite occurs when the connective tissue bands pull skin overlaying fatty tissue downwards, causing a dimpling or an “orange peel” effect on the skin. Many factors play a role in cellulite development, but it primarily affects women and is most commonly found on the buttock and thighs. It is estimated that over 90% of women have cellulite and is one of the most frustrating aesthetic concerns to treat.
What Causes Cellulite?
Leading a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise is an excellent way to achieve overall wellness but doesn’t always keep cellulite at bay. To successfully treat cellulite, you have to have an understanding of its actual cause. Cellulite is not from gaining weight, poor diet, or having an inactive lifestyle.
1. Skin: Over time, skin thins.
2. Fat: Fat cells enlarge and push against the skin.
3. Fibrous bands: The fibrous bands under the skin thicken and cause tension and the signature dimpling on your butt.
What is QWO?
QWO is the first and only FDA-approved injectable for moderate to severe cellulite.
It’s believed that QWO breaks down the buildup of collagen in the fibrous bands. The enzymes in QWO, called collagenase, break down the buildup of collagen in the fibrous bands under the skin, redistribute fat cells, and stimulate new collagen growth.
What To Expect?
You will discuss treatment areas with your aesthetic specialist, and the area of cellulite is marked with a markin pen. A small needle is used to inject the product, QWO. The injections take about 10 to 15 minutes. The entire treatment protocol to acheive the best results is 3 treatments every 21 days. Results may be achieved within 10 weeks, but results vary by patient. Bruising is one down-side of this treatment, however, it resolves quickly and is less evident with the second and third treatment.