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QWO Cellulite Treatment in Buffalo, NY

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is a localized alteration in the contour of the skin that has been reported in approximately 90% of adult women of all races and ethnicities.

QWO Cellulite Treatment in Buffalo, NY

What are Qwo Treatment Injections?

It’s finally here, non-invasive treatments for cellulite! Qwo is an injectable treatment for moderate to severe cellulite  in the buttocks of men and women. This is the first FDA-approved injectable treatment for cellulite. Here is why  Buffalo Plastic Surgery is excited to introduce this product to our patients: 1. It works, 2. It’s FDA approved, 3. Patients are happy with their results!

What is Cellulite?

Nearly 9 out of 10 women have cellulite and is just a part of our natural biology- it’s not related to weight, types of  diets or exercise. There is a combination of three  things that cause our skin to dimple: the skin thins over time naturally and with aging, fat cells enlarge and push  against this thin skin, and fibrous or tight bands under the skin tend to thicken and cause tension in these areas.  QWO works in these 3 ways to release fibrous bands, redistribute fat calls, and stimulate the growth of new collagen.

Timeline for Injections

Qwo cellulite injection treatments include a series of 3 appointments spaced out about 3 weeks, or 21 to 30 days apart. The injection procedure takes about 20 minutes and there is no downtime. You can expect to be bruised and swollen after, but you can continue with your normal activities.

Side Effects:

The most  common side effects include injection site bruising, pain, areas of firmness, itching, redness, discoloration, swelling  and warmth in the treatment area. Are you interested in treating your cellulite? Contact the office today by
text, phone call, or email to schedule a consultation! We look forward to
treating your cellulite!

What causes cellulite?

Over time, three completely normal things can happen. Fat cells get larger, skin gets thinner and a little looser and  the fibrous bands under the skin’s surface get thicker, leading to a dimpled appearance.

QWO Cellulite Treatment in Buffalo, NYWho gets cellulite?

Women are more likely to have cellulite than men, and it affects women of all shapes, sizes, ages and races.

Why aren’t men prone to developing cellulite?

Men have thicker skin than women do, and their collagen bands are oriented in a crisscross fashion, essentially  eliminating the ability of the fat lobules to bulge through. If a man is given estrogen hormones (as in some cancer treatments), they can develop cellulite if there is enough fat.

Are fat and cellulite the same?

Fat is not cellulite and does not cause it, but fat cells getting bigger between fibrous bands under the skin can contribute to a bumpy appearance.

Can weight loss help get rid of cellulite?

Weight loss might reduce the appearance of cellulite but won’t get rid of it since it doesn’t address the fibrous bands under the skin’s surface.6 In some cases, weight loss can actually make cellulite look worse because of resulting skin laxity.

Do topical treatments help decrease the appearance of cellulite?

Topical treatments such as lotions, creams and scrubs have been used to temporarily reduce the appearance of  cellulite.

What body parts are most prone to cellulite?

In an online Harris Poll survey of 2,006 women with cellulite, respondents said their cellulite was most commonly
present in certain areas: 81% thighs, 66% butt, 42% stomach, 33% hips, 24% arms, 11% calves. Although cellulite
can develop in various areas of the body, it mainly affects women and the predominant localization is on thighs and
buttocks. This is because women tend to have more fatty deposits in these areas.

How does age impact the appearance of cellulite?

Skin laxity happens as you age and can impact the appearance of cellulite.

Why does treating cellulite matter?

Cellulite isn’t just a superficial problem—it’s actually quite deep. According to a recent Harris Poll online survey of 2,006 women, nearly half said they are bothered “a great deal” or “a lot” by their cellulite.

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