What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a very natural and common alteration in the contour of the skin. It is caused by entirely normal processes. As skin thins and loosens overtime, the fibrous bands under the skin’s surface thicken, creating the appearance of dimples known as cellulite.
Who gets cellulite?
About 90% of adult women of all shapes, sizes, ages, and ethnicities get cellulite. It is an entirely natural and normal occurrence. It generally affects women more than men.
What is the difference between fat and cellulite?
Fat and cellulite are entirely different. Cellulite is the appearance of dimpling caused by fibrous bands underneath the skin.
Can weight loss get rid of cellulite?
Weight loss can reduce the appearance of cellulite, but it will never completely eliminate it. More often than not, weight loss may actually worsen the appearance of cellulite as it can increase skin laxity.
What body parts are prone to cellulite?
Cellulite is most common in the thighs, buttocks, and stomach. Some women can also experience cellulite in their hips, arms, and calves. Overall, cellulite is most prevalent in areas with more fatty deposits.
How does the aging process impact cellulite?
Skin laxity is a contributing factor in worsening the appearance of cellulite. As we age, the structural integrity of the skin diminishes. Our ability to regenerate collagen and elastin decreases creating a thinner dermis and laxity.
Why treat cellulite?
Cellulite occurs beneath the skin; it is not a superficial problem that can be effectively minimized through lotions and potions. Most women feel self-conscious about the appearance of cellulite. 60% of women actually feel as if it is their fault that they have cellulite, and around 3 in 5 women feel judged because of their cellulite. Before Qwo, 77% of women would wish their physician knew more about treatment options that target the root cause of cellulite. Women should never feel discouraged or self-conscious about a very natural process that affects everyone equally. Treating the root cause of cellulite can drastically improve the confidence and security women feel about themselves and their bodies.
What is Qwo®?
QWO is the very first FDA-approved injectable for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. It is non-surgical and performed in our office.
How does Qwo® work?
Collagenases are enzymes that target the foundational structure of cellulite under the skin. These enzymes are injected into the skin and work to release the build up of fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and improving the integrity of the skin by stimulating the growth of new collagen.
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for Qwo®?
A consultation with Dr. Emami will determine if you’re an appropriate candidate. This treatment is specifically designed and approved for adult women with moderate to severe cellulite.
Where can Qwo® be used?
Qwo® is FDA-approved for use in the buttocks.
How many treatments will I need?
Up to 12 dimples on each side may be treated with each visit. The treatment typically takes around 10 minutes or less and 3 treatments given 3 weeks apart are recommended to achieve optimal results. No post-treatment downtime is required.
Are there side effects to Qwo®?
Some side effects include allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions and injection site bruising. Most common side effects are injection site bruising, redness, temporary discoloration, swelling, warmth, minimal pain, and areas of hardness around the treatment area. Intensity of bruising may lessen with each treatment and any side effects typically last less than 3 weeks. It is always necessary to discuss your health history with Dr. Emami before receiving any treatment.