You’re probably familiar with the “dimpled” appearance of cellulite… especially if you’re a woman. If you’ve noticed this textured appearance on your buttocks or thighs, you’re hardly alone: About 90 percent of all women have cellulite, which first appears around the point they reach puberty. Despite being so common, cellulite can lead to feelings of self-consciousness.
If you’ve ever been frustrated by the appearance of cellulite, take heart: There is now a non-surgical cellulite treatment option that has been proven to minimize the appearance of cellulite, specifically on the buttocks; and, it offers results that really last. We are talking about a new injectable treatment called Qwo, which could be the breakthrough cellulite treatment you’ve been waiting for to help you deal with cellulite on the buttocks. Qwo is unlike any other injectable and Dr. Biesman and his team are proud to now make Qwo cellulite treatment available to their patients.
What is Cellulite?
Before explaining Qwo cellulite treatment, it may be helpful to share some basic information about cellulite. What is it, where does it come from, and who is most likely to get it?
Cellulite is a harmless but sometimes embarrassing skin condition, causing a dimpled or lumpy appearance. Some people say that it resembles the texture of cottage cheese or of an orange peel.
Cellulite can be seen in various places across the body, including the breasts and upper arms. However, it is most commonly seen around the thighs and buttocks.
While cellulite isn’t harmful, it can cause some self-consciousness or feelings of awkwardness and may prevent some women from wearing the clothes they really want to wear like bikinis and yoga pants.
What Causes Cellulite?
So what causes cellulite? The answer involves your septae, which are fibrous connective cords that keep your skin tethered to the underlying tissue, with a layer of fat in between. Cellulite appears when the fat cells push upward against your skin, while the septae continue to pull the skin downward. This tension is what creates that lumpy or rippling effect on the surface of the skin. Men do not typically develop cellulite as their septae are oriented horizontally rather than vertically and do not allow fat cells to push upwards toward the skin.
It is extremely important to note that cellulite appears in women of all body types and is not related to obesity or weight gain. In fact, weight loss does not affect the appearance of cellulite so diet, exercise, and other weight loss strategies will not improve cellulite.
Cellulite and Aging
Cellulite first appears around the age of puberty. As skin loses its elasticity due to sun damage, genetic and environmental factors, and aging, irregularity in the skin’s surface can become more pronounced. This is due to increased skin laxity. Patients who have lax skin and cellulite are not the best candidates for Qwo cellulite treatment injections though there are other treatments Dr. Biesman and his team may recommend.
Introducing Qwo® Cellulite Treatment
What is Qwo, exactly? It’s an injectable medication that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of cellulite in women between the ages of 18 and 78. Qwo cellulite treatment works by actively destroying the fibrous bands that cause dimpling; and, it triggers the formation of new collagen in the areas where cellulite used to be, meaning it can help you rejuvenate your skin for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Following treatment with Qwo the buttocks frequently demonstrate improvement in the overall appearance and skin quality.
Dr. Biesman has been involved in scientific research with this exciting new product and continues to study ways to enhance the patient experience as well as explore new applications for Qwo. This knowledge helps Dr. Biesman and his team provide the best outcomes for patients interested in improving the appearance of their cellulite.
Common Questions About Qwo
Given that this is a new treatment, it’s understandable that some patients will have questions. Dr. Biesman and his highly experienced staff would love to answer those questions directly; to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Biesman or one of his highly skilled nurses, please contact our office.
In the meantime, here are a few common queries regarding Qwo cellulite treatment.
How many sessions of Qwo will I need in order to see results?
Three treatment sessions, scheduled 21 days apart, are typically recommended. However, requirements may vary for each individual.
Are there any side effects associated with Qwo?
Significant bruising occurs in the treated area after the first treatment. Subsequent treatments are associated with significantly less bruising. Bruising after the first treatment typically resolves within approximately 2 weeks. Other side effects which occur less commonly include tenderness, swelling, or redness in the treatment area. These effects subside rapidly.
How long will the results last?
The results of your Qwo cellulite treatment may be permanent.
Are there alternatives to Qwo?
Qwo may not be the right treatment for everyone, and Dr. Biesman and his team of experts can talk with you about some other body contouring options, including the possibility of hyperdilute Radiesse® or Sculptra® injections. Dr. Biesman will also be studying a novel device for the treatment of cellulite. More on that to come soon!
Get the Treatment You Need to Improve the Appearance of Cellulite
Cellulite won’t hurt you, but it might cause some personal embarrassment. If that’s your experience, we invite you to learn more about Qwo cellulite treatment and other treatments for cellulite. We are pleased to offer a range of solutions here at our practice and would love to help you identify the treatment option that’s best for you.
Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Biesman or one of our experienced and skilled nurses. We look forward to hearing from you soon!