Qwo® Cellulite Treatment in Charlotte, NC
Many women are all too well-acquainted with cellulite. This lumpy or uneven skin texture has been likened to dimples, or even to cottage cheese; it can appear anywhere on the body but is most common on the hips, thighs, and buttocks, where its presence saps self-confidence. And, while some men struggle with cellulite, it is much more common among women. In fact, more than nine out of 10 women deal with cellulite at some point in their life, potentially as early as puberty.
The good news for anyone battling cellulite is that there are proven and effective methods for cellulite reduction, including techniques that do not require surgical intervention. One of the latest and most successful techniques for cellulite reduction is Qwo®. We are proud to offer this treatment to patients here at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery.
We welcome you to make an appointment with us soon to find out more about Qwo® cellulite treatment in Charlotte, NC. In the meantime, here is an overview.
What Causes Cellulite?
Before discussing Qwo® cellulite treatment in Charlotte, NC, it may be helpful to provide a general overview. What is cellulite? And what are its primary causes?
Cellulite is essentially a condition of the skin, leaving it with a lumpy or dimpled appearance. It is caused by fibrous cords that exist just underneath your skin. These cords tether your skin to your muscle, with a layer of fat in between.
When fat accumulates, it tends to push upward against the skin. Meanwhile, those cords continue to pull downward. This creates an unevenness in your skin tone, which may give your skin a dimpled appearance.
While weight gain can sometimes make cellulite more pronounced, it is wrong to think of cellulite as a symptom of obesity. In fact, there are many very lean people who struggle with cellulite.
What is Qwo®?
Qwo® is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment for cellulite in the buttocks; it is specifically made for women, and while it may not remove all cellulite, it can significantly reduce cellulite’s appearance. Many women who receive treatment via Qwo® are overjoyed at their results, and experience new levels of confidence thanks to their smoother skin tone.
So, what is Qwo®, exactly, and how does it work? Qwo® is an injectable treatment that reduces the appearance of cellulite by destroying some of those fibrous bands, or septae, that cause skin dimpling.
Qwo® works enzymatically. The specific mechanism that it uses is called Enzymatic Subcision and Remodeling (ESR), which involves the use of two separate enzymes that degrade collagen production in the targeted area. Qwo® is injected underneath one of the dimpled areas where it stimulates the ESR process, releasing cellulite-associated depressions and leading to an overall improvement in skin smoothness. In addition, Qwo® generates new collagen, which can further strengthen the appearance of the skin.
This is a groundbreaking form of cellulite reduction, the only product of its kind to be FDA-approved for treating cellulite in the buttocks. We are happy for the chance to offer it to our clients in Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding area. To learn more about Qwo®, contact H/K/B at your next opportunity.
Am I a Good Candidate for Qwo®?
Qwo® is not for everyone, and the best way to determine whether you are eligible for treatment is to join one of our providers for a one-on-one consultation.
The best Qwo® patients are women who are in overall good health, and who are looking for a non-surgical way to reduce the visibility of cellulite in their buttocks. Qwo® is approved for treatment of moderate to severe cellulite, but it is not a good fit for women who have problems with skin laxity. If your consultation determines that you have skin laxity, we may recommend alternative therapies, such as laser skin therapy.
Additional Questions About Qwo®
If you have any further questions about Qwo® or your own eligibility for it, we welcome you to contact H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery in Charlotte, NC. Additionally, consider a few brief answers to some of the most common patient inquiries.
Q: How many Qwo® treatment sessions will I need?
In clinical trials, most patients required three sessions scheduled about three weeks apart to achieve optimal results.
Q: Are there any side effects I should be aware of?
The most common side effect of Qwo® is bruising around the treatment area. Less commonly, patients may experience some redness or tenderness. These side effects will generally clear up within a few days.
Q: How long does treatment take?
After your consultation confirms that you are an eligible candidate for Qwo®, you will be asked to lie down on your stomach to receive your injection, then remain flat on your stomach for a few minutes more. This may take as little as five to 10 minutes in total.
Q: How long will the results of Qwo® last?
So long as you make the right adjustments to diet and lifestyle, your Qwo® results should last for the rest of your life.
Q: What are the alternative treatments for cellulite?
For patients who are not eligible for Qwo®, there may be several other options to address cellulite. For those whose cellulite is accompanied by skin laxity, radiofrequency, ultrasound, and laser therapies can all be promising. For those who are also looking for body contouring, CoolSculpting® may be advantageous.
When you join us at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery for a consultation, we’ll be happy to talk with you about your needs and expectations and help determine the treatment that’s right for you.
Get Cellulite Reduction in Charlotte, NC
Cellulite can be frustrating… and for some women, it can be a real source of embarrassment or self-consciousness. The good news is you don’t have to settle for cellulite. There are a few great ways to mediate its appearance, and Qwo is one of the best.
To find out more about cellulite reduction in Charlotte, NC, make a consultation appointment with H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery at your next opportunity.