Reduce stubborn cellulite

About 9 out of 10 women will have cellulite in their lifetime. That means your tough workouts and healthy eating habits are fantastic for your fitness and overall wellness but won’t do much to reduce your cellulite. Despite its prevalence, cellulite is one of the hardest conditions to treat because it is not fat and doesn’t respond to a strict diet and workout schedule. LivingYoung Center provides the cutting-edge QWO cellulite reduction treatment to remove moderate to severe cellulite on the buttocks.

What is QWO?

QWO is the first and only FDA-approved injectable cellulite treatment for moderate to severe cellulite on the buttocks of adult female patients. The enzymes within QWO (called collagenases) target the structural causes under the skin, where cellulite starts. It addresses the root cause of cellulite, ensuring optimal, naturalized, and safe results. The entire treatment process is fast, virtually painless, and requires zero recovery time. Most patients notice optimal results after 3 sessions spaced 3 weeks apart.

How Does QWO Cellulite Reduction Work?

To understand how QWO cellulite reduction works, you must first understand cellulite. The dimpling on the skin comes from “fibrous septae,” collagen-rich structures in the dermal layer of the skin. These structures act as connective tissues between the skin and the cellulite fat, and they tend to get pulled tauter and tauter with age, diet, and hormones. This pulling force causes the outer layer of skin to be drawn down to the deeper tissue, creating the dimpled effect that we call “cellulite.”

QWO is made of enzymes, called collagenases, that target the structural causes of cellulite under the skin. When injected carefully into the targeted regions, it releases the fibrous bands (fibrous septae) that pull your skin tissues into the deeper tissues. Furthermore, QWO redistributes fat cells within the dermal layer and stimulates natural collagen production, thereby reducing the prominence of cellulite. Multiple injections into each fibrous septae will slowly release the fibrous strands.

QWO Cellulite Reduction: Benefits

  • Non-surgical treatment — no incisions or scars
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • Stimulates natural collagen production
  • Addresses the root cause of cellulite
  • Concludes within 30 minutes
  • No downtime or recovery periods
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QWO Cellulite Reduction: Candidacy

If you are interested in the QWO treatment, we require a quick in-person complimentary consultation before scheduling your appointment to ensure you are a candidate. Ideal candidates are adult women who have moderate to severe cases of cellulite in the buttocks. This product is not currently indicated for men or other parts of the body such as thighs.

We want to avoid treating laxity as opposed to a true cellulite dimple. As the dermis thins and elastin fibers fragment, the skin loses its ability to recoil back like it once did. This causes the skin to sag. This results in a wavy appearance on the skin’s surface that looks similar to cellulite. This is different from true cellulite dimples caused by a thickening of fibrous septae.

To determine if you have a true dimple or skin laxity, you can lift the skin above the indentation. If the dimple goes away, it indicates that you’re dealing with skin laxity and not a true cellulite dimple. You can contact us even if you’re dealing with skin laxity because we can discuss other treatment options. However, the QWO treatment is only meant for patients with true cellulite problems.

QWO Cellulite Reduction: Preparation

Bruising is a common side-effect of QWO cellulite reduction. You are more likely to experience profound bruising if you are taking blood-thinning medications or supplements, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or other “natural” supplements, like fish oil, Ginkgo Biloba, St. John’s Wort, and vitamin E. These supplements and medications thin the blood, increasing the risk of bruises. If you are taking any of these medications or supplements, you may want to consider stopping these 2 weeks prior to your treatment, after consulting with your primary care physician.

QWO Cellulite Reduction: Treatment Overview

QWO cellulite reduction is performed as a safe, in-office, outpatient treatment that concludes within 30 minutes. After carefully assessing the treatment area and discussing your goals, our cosmetic providers will curate a personalized treatment plan. They will select the appropriate number of units to ensure optimal results and mark the treatment areas on your skin. Before the treatment begins, each cellulite dimple is marked with a dot or circle.

While you are lying face down on a table, QWO is injected into the fat (subcutaneously) of each circled cellulite dimple. There is no need for a numbing agent. There is a limit of either 6 or 12 dimples per buttock during a treatment, which leads to a maximum of 12 or 24 dimples being treated on the visit. The entire injection procedure should take 10 minutes. After the injections, you need to remain prone for 5 minutes.

QWO Cellulite Reduction: Recovery & Aftercare

After QWO cellulite reduction, you can expect soreness, as if you had a good workout. This will be resolved in a few days. Do not participate in a rigorous exercise involving the bottom half of your body for the first few days. Nodules may be felt, but they will resolve in 7 to 10 days — this is a normal side effect of the treatment. You should also expect mild bruising, usually because of the leakage of small blood vessels near the injection site due to the breakdown of collagen. The post-treatment side effects should dissipate with each session.

QWO Cellulite Reduction: Results & Longevity

QWO requires a series of 3 treatments spaced 3 weeks apart, for a total of 3 visits. After your final visit, we will schedule a two-week follow-up visit for final evaluation and photos. Patients will start seeing results after 10 weeks once the body starts producing new collagen fibers in the treatment areas. Once the fibrous septae that cause skin dimpling begin to relax, one can expect to see visible reductions in the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks. The results may last for years after treatment.

QWO Cellulite Reduction: Cost

  • Mild Cellulite — $2145
  • Moderate Cellulite — $2395

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LivingYoung Center is a luxurious medical spa and wellness center specializing in non-surgical anti-aging and skin rejuvenation treatments. We provide the FDA-approved QWO treatment for patients suffering from moderate to severe cellulite on the buttocks, which can cause considerable self-consciousness. Our cosmetic providers carefully discuss your concerns and curate personalized treatment plans to ensure optimal and safe results without harsh side effects. Please schedule an appointment to explore your QWO cellulite reduction options in Seminole, Palm Harbor, or St. Petersburg.

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