Even if you are at a healthy weight or you’re under the age of 30, cellulite can still form on the buttocks and upper outer thighs. More than anything, cellulite is a sign that the collagen production in your skin is beginning to fail, which is what allows fat beneath the skin surface to become visible. Fortunately, at Vibrant Rejuvenation Medi Spa in Commack, NY, we know injectable treatments such as QWO are an ideal solution to smooth the appearance of cellulite.
What Is QWO?
QWO is an FDA-approved non-surgical treatment for moderate or severe cellulite. This unique treatment is made with collagenases, an enzyme that targets the root of cellulite to release fibrous bands that cause the dimpling appearance of this common condition. This treatment is currently the only injectable option to smooth the appearance of cellulite for a sustained period of time.
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite itself is a common condition that generally affects women more often than men due to the structure of a woman’s skin. In particular, because women have vertical fibrous bands providing structure to the skin, it’s easy for the dimpling associated with dimpling to develop when these bands tighten.
The appearance of cellulite occurs due to fat cells that push beneath the skin surface and is commonly seen when the skin starts to thin as a natural result of the aging process. Developing cellulite on the body is not typically a sign of being overweight or unhealthy – cellulite is simply a benign superficial condition that occurs with the aging process.
How Does This Treatment Work?
You can think of this treatment as similar to a dermal filler. Just like a dermal filler, this enzyme formula is injected into the sub-dermal layers of the skin. Your injections will be targeted on moderate to severe visible dimples. Over time, the enzymes in this treatment will release the tension of the fibrous bands within the skin so that fat cells can be more evenly distributed and new collagen can grow.
What Can You Expect During Your Treatment?
Your treatment appointments will take about 20 minutes to complete. After sterilizing the treatment area, several injections will be made into cellulite dimpling. When your treatment is finished, you will be able to return to work. There is no downtime associated with this treatment.
However, you may be asked to temporarily discontinue blood-thinning medications or supplements before and after your treatment. You will be given specific pre-treatment and post-treatment instructions to follow.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Most patients will need a total of three appointments spaced about three to four weeks apart to achieve optimal results. This number of treatments will ensure that each cellulite dimple is treated with an ideal amount of enzymes to smooth the appearance of the buttocks and outer thighs. Some patients may respond more favorably to the treatment and will require fewer treatments.
How Soon Will You See Results?
One of the most exciting prospects of this revolutionary treatment is the fact that most patients can see results from these injections within three weeks. That means you can potentially see visible improvement in the appearance of your cellulite after your first treatment. Subsequent treatments will improve these initial results so you can enjoy smooth, even skin.
How Long Will Results Last?
Although this treatment is FDA-approved, the longevity of the results for these injections isn’t yet known. The permanency of these results truly varies from patient to patient, but most can expect the results of this treatment to last for at least one year. Many patients will be able to enjoy results that last longer than a year. Your provider will be able to give you an estimate for how long your results will last based on the severity of your cellulite.
Before & After Results
Are You a Candidate?
Most adult women who are interested in smoothing the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and the upper outer thighs are good candidates for this non-surgical treatment. In general, a consultation will be able to determine whether or not you are eligible for this treatment based on your condition and your health. Some factors may be used to determine your qualifications.
In addition to patients having no history of severe allergic reaction of collagenese, the active ingredient in this injectable, the best candidates are also those who do not have any active skin infections at the time of treatment. Patients should not be pregnant or breastfeeding while receiving this treatment. Other qualifications for this treatment include:
This treatment is specially designed to treat moderate to severe cellulite dimpling. As this treatment is intended to smooth the appearance of cellulite, it cannot treat any skin laxity on the lower body. Although technically a body contouring treatment, this injectable treatment can’t be used to reduce fat on the body. Moderate to severe cellulite dimpling is the only condition that can be treated with this injectable.
Good Health and Healthy Weight
Patients who are in good health are ideal candidates for this treatment. This treatment is most effective for patients who are at a healthy weight and who are committed to lifestyle habits that can help reduce the future development of cellulite. For example, people who exercise, tone their muscles, and maintain a healthy weight will be able to enjoy the longest-lasting results of this treatment.
Reduce the Appearance of Cellulite With QWO Injections
The appearance of cellulite on the body can make many people feel self-conscious about their appearance. Until now, there hasn’t been an effective non-surgical solution to reduce the appearance of cellulite – but these injections have revolutionized the treatment of this condition. With a few simple QWO treatments, you can easily erase cellulite dimpling. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.