Cellulite is a common byproduct of aging that occurs when the connective tissues between fat cells and the skin begin to thicken and become strained. Unfortunately, treating cellulite isn’t as easy as toning the muscles in the body, as even very fit people can develop cellulite as they age. Fortunately, we Radiant Divine Medica Spa in Avon, OH, we believe that QWO cellulite injections can help improve the appearance of cellulite.
What Is QWO Cellulite Injection?
QWO cellulite injection is known as the “Botox of cellulite,” and for very good reason. This injectable treatment is currently the only of its kind to treat and smooth the appearance of cellulite. This treatment is FDA approved for the treatment of cellulite in women and relies on a special enzyme that helps remodel key proteins in the connective tissues of the body. If you have moderate to severe cellulite, then this treatment is likely a good option for you.
Why Is Cellulite More Common in Women?
Cellulite is commonly characterized by the appearance of dimples on the skin surface, particularly in fleshy areas of the body such as the buttocks and thighs. Interestingly, cellulite appears to occur more frequently in women than in men. The cause of this is likely linked to the fat distribution in the female body, which is primarily focused on the thighs, hips, and buttocks. The connective tissues in female bodies are also perpendicular, while male bodies have crisscrossing connective tissues that better support the fat layer and dermis.
Additionally, women tend to lose collagen production earlier than men, which makes it easier to develop cellulite. It’s not uncommon for young women to develop cellulite. In fact, many young girls begin to notice cellulite during early adulthood. Cellulite is also commonly experienced during and after pregnancy. For this reason, many experts believe that cellulite development is linked to hormone levels.
How Does This Treatment Work?
So, how does this cellulite injection work? The main principle behind this treatment is to correct the structural cause of cellulite, which is thought to be the fibrous bands made of collagen that create a tether to the skin. This injection targets the collagen in these fibrous bands and uses enzymes to dissolve and weaken the tension in the fibrous bands. As the tension in these bands is released, the skin will appear to soften and smoother – and cellulite will disappear.
Your treatment appointments will be similar to other injectable treatments, such as Botox or dermal fillers. You can expect your appointments to take about 30 to 60 minutes to complete, depending on how many areas are being treated and the severity of your cellulite concerns.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
According to clinical trials, most people will need a series of three appointments spaced two to four weeks apart to achieve desired results. The number of treatments you will need to correct the appearance of your cellulite trouble points will depend on the condition of your skin and how well you respond to treatment. Many patients found this cellulite injection was most successful after at least two treatments.
Where Can This Treatment Be Used?
This treatment is primarily cleared for the treatment of cellulite in the buttocks for women, but it can easily be used on the thighs. This treatment can essentially be used in any area of the modern where there is moderate to severe dimpling caused by cellulite formation. Further research is being conducted to assess what other areas of the body can be treated, such as the hips or love handles.
When Will You See Results?
The results of this treatment will appear gradually. Because your treatments are placed about two to four weeks apart and because it will take time for the enzyme injection to dissolve the tense fibrous bands in the sub-dermal layers of the skin, you may not see your results for several months. While you may notice initial improvements about a month after your first treatment, most patients will not notice significant improvements for at least three to four months or longer, depending on how well you respond to this treatment.
How Long Do Results Last?
In clinical studies for this injectable treatment, the results of this treatment last for about six months. However, because this treatment addresses the structural causes of cellulite, many experts agree that the results of this treatment are likely long-lasting and may produce results that last for several months or years.
Can You Use This Treatment With Others?
Yes, this cellulite injectable treatment can be easily used with many other aesthetic treatments. For example, treatments like Ultherapy, Sculptra, and Emtone are all compatible treatments to produce your desired results. If your aesthetic goals can be accomplished with multiple treatments, then we will help you find the combination that is right for your needs.
Who Can Use This Treatment?
Virtually all people of any age, gender, and skin tone are able to use this treatment. Clinical trials for this treatment involved about 30% of participants with skin tones that were rich or deep, including people of Asian, Latinx, Black, Indian, and Mediterranean skin types and tones. There are very few pigmentation concerns with this treatment.
Who Are Not Good Candidates?
While most people are likely good candidates for this injectable treatment, there are some people who would not make good candidates. For example, those who are allergic to the enzymes and ingredients in this injectable treatment are not good candidates. People who have bleeding disorders or active skin infections, such as psoriasis or eczema, are also not qualified. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should postpone this treatment.
Smooth the Appearance of Your Cellulite with QWO Cellulite Injection
If the appearance of cellulite on your body is negatively impacting your body image and your self-confidence, then it’s time to do something about it. If toning exercises and firming lotions aren’t doing the tricks, then a treatment like QWO may be able to smooth the appearance of cellulite. This enzyme-based injectable treatment is an ideal solution for those who have moderate to severe cellulite dimpling on the buttocks and thighs.