Have you tried seemingly everything to eliminate your cellulite? If so, you should know that you’re not alone, and you don’t have to live with cellulite making you feel self-conscious about your thighs, buttocks, or abdomen. Cellulite can happen to anyone, but it can’t be treated with a healthy diet, regular exercise, or topical creams. That’s why we offer QWO cellulite treatment at MD Beauty Labs in West Palm Beach, FL.
QWO Injections: The Key to Eliminating Cellulite
Sometimes, a nutritious diet and regular exercise routine, especially if you focus on toning your thighs and buttocks, may reduce cellulite. However, even the best diet and exercise routine may not be enough to minimize cellulite, and it certainly can’t eliminate it completely. Even more frustratingly, anyone can develop cellulite regardless of how fit and toned they are.
Also, cellulite can’t be treated by topical creams and may not be treated even with laser therapy. Fortunately, QWO injections can treat cellulite when all other treatment methods fail.
In fact, it is the first treatment of its kind to be approved by the FDA to minimize the appearance of cellulite on almost any region of the body.
How Long Does QWO Cellulite Treatment Last?
As a general rule, you can expect the results of your QWO cellulite treatment to last for roughly 12 months. Typically, the younger you are, the longer you can expect your results to last.
How Does This Treatment Work?
QWO cellulite treatment works thanks to collagenases, enzymes that eliminate cellulite by loosening the fibrous cords that cause cellulite. Basically, collagenase slackens the subcutaneous adipose tissue so it can distribute itself evenly under the sub-dermal layers of your skin.
This results in flawlessly smooth skin, free from visible cellulite. As an added bonus, evidence suggests that collagenase can encourage your skin to form extra collagen, further improving the appearance of your skin. This benefit is particularly valuable for individuals who have lax skin in addition to cellulite.
How Many Injection Sessions Will I Need?
Typically, people need around three injection sessions spaced around 21 days apart to smooth out their cellulite. During each injection session, no more than a dozen injections will be administered per treatment area. We can give you a better idea regarding how many treatment sessions you will need to achieve your desired aesthetic during your initial consultation once we have assessed the severity of your cellulite.
We will also evaluate the overall health of your skin and discuss any other cosmetic concerns you may have. One of the reasons this treatment is so effective is that, unlike injectable dermal fillers, this injectable doesn’t spread throughout the treatment area before settling.
Instead, it is injected into individual cellulite pockets.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment Session?
Due to the non-invasive nature of QWO cellulite treatment, there will be minimal preparation required in advance of your injection session. Just like preparing for dermal filler injections, you must stop taking any drugs or supplements that can thin your blood in the seven days leading up to your QWO injections.
This will ensure your treatment is as safe and effective as possible. During your initial consultation, we will ask you about all of the drugs and supplements you are currently taking so we can advise you on what changes you may need to make to the pharmaceuticals you take.
What Can I Expect During My Recovery Period?
Since this cellulite treatment isn’t invasive, you don’t have to worry about a recovery period following your injection session. However, there are a couple of restrictions you must adhere to for a little while. For instance, especially if you received injections in the lower half of your body, you must refrain from exercising vigorously for seven to 10 days. That said, you will not be restricted from driving yourself home following your injection session.
How Quickly Can I See the Results of My Treatment?
You will not be able to see the results of your treatment as soon as your injections are administered because it takes some time for the enzymes to work. However, you may be able to start seeing your results around 2.5 months after your first injection session. From there, your results will only continue to improve until after your final injection session.
How Can I Maintain the Longevity of My Results?
The easiest way to maintain your flawlessly smooth, healthy skin is to come up for annual maintenance sessions. Fortunately, you should only need one or two maintenance sessions if you come in for a touch-up. Also, you may benefit from toning up the areas of concern.
Additionally, you may benefit from doing everything you can to keep your collagen healthy. For instance, you may benefit from using moisturizers that help to increase collagen even though they aren’t effective enough to treat cellulite.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
We can advise you on whether you qualify for QWO cellulite treatment when you come in for your initial consultation. As a good general rule of thumb, you will be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are concerned about the appearance of moderate-to-severe cellulite. However, we need to discuss your allergies and assess your cosmetic concerns to verify that this treatment is right for you.
You should be aware that this treatment is safe for fairly healthy adults of all ages regardless of skin tone or type. However, you also need to understand that your skin also needs to be fairly healthy at the time of your treatment. For instance, this treatment is better for people who only have mild or moderate skin laxity rather than severe skin laxity. Also, you should be aware that you will not qualify if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cellulite Answered
Why Does Cellulite Occur?
Cellulite occurs when the fibrous tissues between fat cells thicken and tighten, usually due to the aging process. The subcutaneous fat cells become visible as the fat cells are pushed all the way up against the skin’s surface due to the thickening of the connective tissues. Usually, cellulite occurs in areas with large fat deposits, such as the lower abdomen, outer thighs, and buttocks.
Do Women Get Cellulite More Often Than Men?
Yes, women develop cellulite more often than men do. As a matter of fact, approximately 90% of all women will develop cellulite at least once in their lifetime. The reason this is the case is that men’s skin is made up of crosshatched connective fibers while women only have vertical connective fibers. Put another way, men are more resistant to developing cellulite because their skin has more structural support.
When Does Cellulite Develop?
Even though cellulite can develop at any age, women usually start to develop cellulite when they are in their mid-20s or early 30s. Cellulite is less likely to occur before the age of 25 because it is around the age of 25 that your skin starts to produce significantly less collagen. As the skin produces less collagen, it thins and weakens, increasing the chance that fat deposits can be seen through the skin.
Can Cellulite Be Attributed to My Diet?
To an extent, your diet can affect the development of cellulite. Specifically, you are more likely to develop cellulite if your diet is high in extremely processed foods, like baked goods and lunch meats, that contain large quantities of sugar and sodium. However, you should keep in mind that your diet can’t be blamed completely for the formation of cellulite. Also, you can develop cellulite even if you only eat a clean diet.
Can Hydration Help To Prevent the Formation of Cellulite?
No, hydration is not enough to prevent the formation of cellulite. Hydration is crucial for your overall health in general and your skin health and appearance in particular. However, you will need professional help to eliminate your cellulite.
Why Can’t I Exercise My Cellulite Away?
You can’t exercise your cellulite away because cellulite is caused by thick, fibrous tissues between the fat cells. Exercise won’t loosen these tissues.
Smooth Your Skin With QWO Injections Today
Are you ready to eliminate your unwanted cellulite once and for all? If so, QWO injections may be right for you. To find out whether this treatment can help you eliminate your cellulite for good, schedule your initial consultation with us today at MD Beauty Labs in West Palm Beach, FL.