Cellulite is challenging to deal with, especially when you factor in the social stigma associated with cellulite formation on the buttocks and thighs. However, it’s important to remember that even the most famous and most fit people can still have cellulite. If you haven’t seen cellulite on your favorite celebrities, it’s probably because they’ve found a cosmetic solution. At MD Beauty Labs in West Palm Beach, FL, we know that the best way to get rid of cellulite is with QWO injections.
Traditionally, there’s not really been a surefire way to get rid of cellulite. In the past, plastic surgery options like liposuction have been known to make the appearance of cellulite worse. It’s only recently that laser treatments have shown some efficacy for cellulite treatment. That said, there isn’t a more effective modern treatment today than QWO injections for cellulite treatment.
How Can You Get Rid of Cellulite? Discover QWO
While diet and exercise, especially toning exercises for the buttocks and thighs, may help diminish the appearance of cellulite, the face of the matter is that cellulite is exceptionally challenging to treat. Even fit, toned people who are not overweight can develop cellulite, seemingly out of nowhere. But where topical creams, exercise, and laser treatments may fail, you always have the option of revolutionary QWO injections.
You can think of this treatment as being remarkably similar to a dermal filler. This treatment is the first FDA-approved treatment of its kind and is designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite on most parts of the body. This injectable treatment is non-surgical, well-tolerated by most people, and can produce long-lasting results in only a few short weeks.
How Does QWO Work?
This injectable treatment is formulated with enzymes called collagenases that work to loosen the fibrous cords that contribute to cellulite formation. Essentially, these enzymes give fat cells beneath the sub-dermal layers of the skin slack so that fat can be evenly distributed beneath the skin, which then smoothes out the appearance of the skin.
Additionally, studies suggest that these enzymes can also contribute to the formation of new collagen, which can also smooth the appearance of the skin. This component of the treatment is especially important for those who are treating cellulite compounded with skin laxity. With more collagen in the sub-dermal layers of the skin and enzymes more evenly distributing fat cells beneath the skin, the appearance of cellulite is effectively erased.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
On average, most patients will require an initial round of at least three injections, which are spaced about three weeks apart. Each of your treatment sessions will involve up to 12 injections into targeted areas of the skin, particularly the dimpled areas of the thighs and buttocks.
Using three rounds of treatments will ensure that each area of cellulite receives adequate treatment with the enzyme formula. Because this injectable treatment does not spread and settle in the same way a dermal filler might, each of your injections is essentially administered to individual pockets of cellulite. No two people will have the same treatment plan for this reason.
Should You Prepare for Treatment?
There is virtually no preparation involved with this treatment. Similar to a dermal filler, you should stop taking any blood-thinning medications or supplements for about one week before your treatment to speed up your healing process after the treatment. It’s important to let your provider know about any supplements you may be taking so your care can be customized safely.
What Is Your Recovery Like?
There is no official recovery time for this treatment. After your appointment, you may be asked to avoid vigorous exercise, particularly exercise that involves the lower half of the body. Any restrictions you may have will be lifted about seven to 10 days after your appointment. You will be able to drive yourself home and go to work following your treatment.
When Will You See Results?
The results for this treatment are gradual and will improve over time. You may not notice any significant results until after your second appointment or as soon as 10 weeks. Your results will improve as the connective fibers in your skin relax after exposure to the enzymes in this injectable.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of this treatment are known to last for up to a year at a time or longer, depending on the condition of your cellulite and how well your body responds to the enzymes in the injectable. Younger women may notice the results of their treatment will last for slightly longer than mature women or women who have severe cellulite.
How Can You Maintain Your Results?
Maintaining your results is as easy as attending annual top-up appointments each year. Your maintenance treatments may be completed in one or two appointments, depending on your needs.
You may also maintain your results by continually toning the areas of your body where cellulite is prone to develop, such as the buttocks and thighs. Some people may find more success with firming lotions after this treatment or tropical products that will increase natural collagen production. We can give you more tips on how to maintain your results after your treatment is complete.
Are You a Good Candidate?
QWO is a treatment that is designed for adult women (or men) who want to correct the appearance of moderate to severe cellulite on the buttocks. Most people are eligible for this treatment except for people who are allergic to the ingredients in the injectable formula. This treatment is safe for people of all ages, skin types, and skin tones.
This treatment also tends to be most effective for people who don’t have severe skin laxity. If you do have skin laxity on the buttocks, then you may need to use a skin tightening treatment before you can use this injectable. You are not eligible for this treatment if you are currently pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
1. What Causes Cellulite?
Cellulite is caused by the fibrous tissues of the skin tightening and thickening in response to aging. When these connective fibers thicken, the layers of fat cells beneath the skin are pushed against the skin surface, which causes the surface of the skin to appear bumpy or dimpled. Cellulite is most obvious on areas of the skin that are rich with fat layers, such as the buttocks and the outer thighs.
2. Is Cellulite More Common in Women?
Yes, cellulite is more common in women than in men. In fact, about 90% of women will have cellulite at some point during their lifetime. Cellulite typically forms in women more easily because the connective fibers in a woman’s skin are vertical, while the connective fibers in a man’s skin are crosshatched. In other words, because a man’s skin has more structural support, it is less likely to develop cellulite in response to aging.
3. Does Cellulite Mean You’re Overweight?
There is a common misconception that having cellulite is somehow indicative of your overall health. In the past, cellulite has been associated with people who are overweight, and even still, that false reputation still persists. However, having cellulite on your body does not mean you weigh too much or you are unhealthy in any way. While cellulite may develop more quickly if you have more overall body fat, the fact of the matter is that cellulite develops on most bodies after a certain age.
4. When Does Cellulite Develop?
Cellulite can develop at any age, although most women will notice the first formation of cellulite by their mid-20s to early 30s. This is because this is the general age range where collagen production in the skin slows down by a noticeable degree. Without high amounts of collagen in the skin, cellulite can more easily show through thinning skin.
5. Why Is Cellulite on the Buttocks and Thighs?
While it’s still perfectly common to develop cellulite on the upper arms, the most common area of cellulite formation is on the buttocks and the thighs. Why? To put it simply, it comes down to fat distribution in the body. Areas of the body where there are greater amounts of fat in the sub-dermal layers of the skin are more likely to develop cellulite. For most women, this area of the body happens to be the buttocks and the thighs.
6. Can Your Diet Cause Cellulite?
You are what you eat, and it turns out, some of what you eat may be affecting the formation of cellulite in your body. Eating processed foods like lunch meat, junk foods with high sodium and sugar, or other unhealthy foods regularly can contribute to the excess storage of fat in your body and may contribute to cellulite.
However, keep in mind that your diet is only a small contributor to cellulite formation. Even drastically altering your diet may not prevent cellulite in the future.
7. Does Drinking Water Help Prevent Cellulite?
Adequate hydration is important for your overall health, including the health and appearance of your skin. Some studies suggest that drinking enough water each day may help reduce the appearance of cellulite by encouraging circulation and other bodily processes that keep the skin looking supple. But drinking enough water may not prevent the development of cellulite in the long run.
8. Will Exercise Really Get Rid of Cellulite?
Part of the reason why cellulite is prone to developing on the buttocks and outer thighs is because of the amount of fat storage in this area of the body. It makes sense, then, that one good way to slow down cellulite formation is to tone these areas of the body with muscle-building exercise. Exercises such as squats and lunges may tone the buttocks, slim down unwanted fat, and make it more difficult for cellulite to develop.
9. What About Dry Brushing for Cellulite?
There has been a recent at-home exfoliation fad called dry brushing that claims to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Maybe you’ve heard of it or even tried it yourself. The truth is that while dry brushing is an excellent way to stimulate blood flow to plump the skin and slough away dead skin cells to improve the tone of the skin, there is no scientific evidence that this technique will improve the appearance of cellulite.
Get Rid of Cellulite With QWO Treatments Today
If you want to get rid of cellulite, then the best thing you can do to improve your appearance is to use an FDA-approved injectable treatment like QWO to target cellulite at the source. If you think this treatment is a good option for you, please contact MD Beauty Labs in West Palm Beach, FL to schedule your consultation today.