The biggest misconception about cellulite is that it’s comprised of fat, so if you have it, it can be exercised or dieted away. This simply isn’t true. While fat cells are part of the cellulite problem, it’s not the kind of fat the body burns as fuel. No amount of dieting or exercise can reduce cellulite. So how do you get rid of cellulite? The answer is Qwo®, the first FDA-approved injectable treatment for cellulite, and Physician Skin Solutions is excited to bring this breakthrough science to our patients.
Three factors contribute to cellulite on the buttocks: skin thinning as we age, the natural fat cushion we all need, and fibrous bands called septae that connect the skin to the underlying muscles. When the septae are not quite long enough, they can pull the skin downward while simultaneously compressing the fat cushion, causing it to bulge upward. This gives skin cellulite’s signature “orange peel” texture, and 90% of adult women are affected by it.
The active ingredient in Qwo® is collagenase, an enzyme that targets collagen types I and III, which are what make up the septae. Collagenase releases the septae between the skin and the muscle layer, relaxing the pull against the skin while simultaneously stimulating collagen production to thicken and firm the tissues. Without this pressure on the skin, the fat cushion smooths out, and the outward appearance of cellulite on the buttocks diminishes. Qwo® is administered through precisely placed injections by a talented and experienced provider like the team at Physician Skin Solutions. No cutting, no surgery, and best of all, no more cellulite.
Qwo® is made of an enzyme that we all produce. Therefore, women of all ethnicities, ages, skin colors, and body types—basically anyone who gets cellulite—are candidates for Qwo® treatment. The best way to get started is with a comprehensive consultation with Physician Skin Solutions.
The clinical staff at Physician Skin Solutions put more than 30 years of aesthetics experience and education to work during your Qwo® procedure. We mark your skin to map the ideal placement of your injections to maximize your results. The injections are delivered at a precise depth into your cellulite, where the enzyme begins dissolving the septae connections. We recommend three 30-minute Qwo® treatments scheduled 3-4 weeks apart for best results.
Because Qwo® is not a surgical treatment, there is no significant downtime. Patients may experience some injection site tenderness or bruising, and areas of hardness or itching are not uncommon sensations. These side effects typically resolve themselves within a few days. You may immediately resume your normal schedule at the conclusion of your appointments.
Not even severe cellulite of the buttocks can stand a chance against Qwo®. Once the septae are released and the fat cushion smooths out, your collagen fibers begin to regenerate, creating a network of support for your skin to tighten and firm the appearance of your buttocks. Severed septae don’t reform their lost connections, so the cellulite won’t return. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will keep your figure in prime condition full of energy and vitality. You can expect smoother, less dimpled skin as fast as 3 weeks from your first Qwo® treatment, and with no new septae, your results will last for years.
At Physician Skin Solutions, we’re committed to bringing the latest aesthetic advancements to our patients for improved confidence. Lose the cellulite and love your skin again with Qwo®.
Physician Skin Solutions has been a premier cosmetic destination for clients in the Glendale, AZ, area for over 12 years. Founder and owner Dr. Maltais – is consistently named in Top Doctors and Top 500 Allergan lists – is excited to help you find the right solution for your needs.
*Individual Results May Vary
*Individual Results May Vary