Cellulite is among the top cosmetic concerns for women all over the world. Dimpled skin, lumpy contours, ripples, and bumps can make it difficult for clothes to fit correctly and can lower your self-confidence.
With today’s modern, cutting-edge technology, it is finally possible to safely and quickly remove cellulite without resorting to invasive plastic surgery. From QWO to Cellfina, and Cellulaze, there are many exciting options for body sculpting. Below we will explore which might be the best option for you.
How does cellulite form?
Cellulite appears most commonly in the thighs and buttocks and is characterized by a textured, bumpy skin surface. It is surprisingly difficult to get rid of through dieting and exercise alone. The condition can affect anyone, not just those who are considered overweight. Cellulite forms when the fibrous septae bands that connect the underlying muscles to the skin begin to tighten, causing fat to become trapped at the surface. Risk factors for cellulite are being female, being obese or overweight, smoking, hormonal shifts, genetics, and leading having a sedentary occupation.
What is QWO?
QWO has swept the market as the first FDA-approved injectables to combat cellulite in the buttocks. The treatment works through the use of enzymes that break down the collagen in the fibrous septae bands responsible for cellulite formation.
During your QWO session, your practitioner will target the desired areas of the buttocks with strategic injections. Patients typically need three appointments and see a marked improvement within a few months. Results are long lasting.
What are some other options for treating cellulite?
- Cellfina – Cellfina is an FDA-approved, minimally-invasive treatment with results that last up to 12 months. The procedure is performed by using microblades as thin as needles to interrupt the fibrous septae, releasing the bands and smoothing out the skin within a matter of days. Your Cellfina session will last about an hour, and you’ll be able to return to normal activities (except for strenuous exercise) by the next day. Cellfina only treats dimples, not the wavy type of cellulite which is more common.
- Cellulaze – During Cellulaze treatment, your provider will create minute incisions in the treatment zone, which are typically not painful due to local anesthesia. A cannula (slender tube) fitted with laser fiber is placed through the openings. The cannula delivers laser energy to disrupt the cellulite and release the underlying fibrous bands that cause dimpled skin. The laser energy not only has a tightening effect but also stimulates new collagen to promote long-term smoothness. Optimal results can be seen within about 3 months.
How can I tell which treatment is right for me?
The right cellulite treatment for you will depend on which delivery method you feel the most comfortable with, as well as on the amount of time you want your treatment to last. In general, when compared with laser, radiofrequency, and subcision methods of removing cellulite, QWO seems the least invasive. Results with other treatments may provide added skin tightening benefits, however. The best way to determine your ideal method of removing cellulite is to schedule a private consultation with your practitioner and hear the pros and cons of each option.
What is the takeaway?
Today’s image-conscious client is eager to improve their appearance but typically desires to do so in the least invasive manner possible. QWO, as well as other cellulite-reduction techniques, can help you to achieve your desired physique with minimal downtime. Call us at JUVA Skin & Laser Center today to find out more about your options for body contouring. We can help provide a customized treatment plan that works for your body.