According to Medical News Today, up to 90% of women and up to 10% of men may develop cellulite at some point in their lives. Cellulite is fat that pushes against the connective tissues of your skin, creating a dimpled, puckered look. If you have cellulite you want to get rid of, you can turn to QWO cellulite injections.
What is QWO? Read on to learn what QWO is, how it works, and how it can help with cellulite reduction.
What Is QWO?
QWO cellulite treatments are injections that have FDA approval for the treatment of mild to severe cellulite. They contain collagenase enzymes that target the structural cause of cellulite.
To understand how QWO injections work, it’s important to know how cellulite forms. The substance forms when the fibrous bands that connect your muscles to your skin tighten in an irregular manner. The tightening pulls your skin down while pushing the layers of fat up.
Although scientists aren’t entirely sure why cellulite affects women more than men, they suspect it’s because of the positioning of those fibrous bands. In men, they occur in a crisscross pattern, while in women, they run in the same direction, parallel to one another. Parallel bands may display the puckering of cellulite more than crisscross bands.
QWO injections provide cellulite reduction by targeting the fibrous bands that create cellulite in the buttocks. The collagenase in the injections works in several ways. First, the collagenase breaks down the collagen in the fibrous bands. This causes them to dissolve, releasing the skin and making it look smoother.
The injections also work by redistributing fat cells, while at the same time stimulating new collagen. These steps are important because cellulite can also cause enlarged fat cells, so a treatment that can redistribute them can smooth out the skin. New collagen also makes the skin firmer.
The best candidates for QWO cellulite treatments are:
Adult women in overall good health
Women with mild to severe cellulite in their buttocks
Women of all skin types
If you have a bleeding problem, are pregnant or breastfeeding, have active infections, require blood-thinning medications, or are allergic to collagenase enzymes, you are not a good candidate for this procedure. Together, we can find an alternative option to help you with the cellulite you want to remove.
Benefits of QWO Cellulite Injections
QWO cellulite injections are minimally invasive, and they don’t require any downtime. You don’t have to worry about a long recovery process that interferes with your life.
This cellulite treatment also helps build new collagen, which promotes firmer skin on your buttocks. Because it can also redistribute fat cells it can help prevent cellulite in the future.
In addition, QWO treatments benefit women of all skin types and tones.
How to Prepare for QWO Cellulite Treatment
During our consultation, we will assess the areas you want to treat to ensure that QWO injections are the best choice for you. If we think they are, we will get your full medical history as well as a list of any medications and supplements you take.
We need to know if you take medications that thin your blood or have other effects on the blood clotting process.
Starting two weeks before the injections, stop taking blood-thinning medications and supplements like ibuprofen, vitamin E, fish oil, and aspirin. Two days before the injections, stop drinking alcohol and stop smoking.
On the day before the procedure, you want to avoid waxing, plucking, shaving, or using any depilatory creams on the area to be treated.
The Procedure and the Recovery Process
On the day of your appointment, you don’t want to apply any creams or lotions to the area and you should make sure to wear loose clothing. Thong underwear are a good choice in this case.
If you like, we can apply a topical numbing cream to your buttocks before starting the injections. For QWO injections, we use needles similar to the ones we use for Botox injections.
We will have you lie on your stomach and then we will begin the procedure. It can take up to 30 minutes. Once we finish the injections, we will ask you to remain still for five more minutes. You can then return to your day and engage in most of your normal activities.
We do recommend that you avoid direct sun exposure for at least two weeks and that you wait 24 hours to shower.
You also don’t want to engage in activities that raise your core temperature for at least 24 hours. Depending on the medications or supplements you take, we will advise you on when you can return to using them.
We recommend that you schedule a follow-up session three to four weeks after the initial injections.
The results of the injections will appear gradually because they need time to break down the collagen and rebuild new collagen. Some people may see results within a month, but for most, waiting three to four months is normal.
The results generally last up to six months, and if you’re happy with them, you can schedule further injections.
Get Rid of Cellulite with QWO Cellulite Injections
If you have cellulite in your buttocks, these injections will address its underlying cause and help rid you of it. QWO injections are effective treatment options for women, and we offer them at Impressions Skin Solutions in Hendersonville, TN.
Our experts are here to help you achieve the results you want. Contact us today to request an appointment to learn more.