How To Get Rid of Cellulite Dimples on Buttocks for Good: QWO®
Among women, cellulite is an incredibly common condition; in fact, research shows that an overwhelming majority of women will deal with cellulite at some point in their life, and the struggle can often begin in the late teen years. The presence of cellulite, which contributes to a “dimpled” appearance of the skin, can be frustrating, even embarrassing. And in some cases, it can be more serious still, leading to real lapses in self-confidence or to awkwardness during intimate moments. Given the prevalence of cellulite, although natural and harmless, it should come as no surprise that aesthetic specialists have been trying for years to find a remedy. Here at Carolina Age Management Institute (CAMI), we have ample experience providing our clients with non-surgical treatments; we know what works and what doesn’t. In this post, we’re going to go in-depth on cellulite, explaining what it is, how to get rid of cellulite dimples, and what to expect when treating your cellulite dimples.
What is Cellulite?
Before we address the question of how to get rid of cellulite dimples, let’s back up and consider what cellulite actually is, and where it comes from.
Cellulite is a skin condition that results in a lumpy or dimpled appearance; some people compare it to the texture of an orange peel, or to cottage cheese. While cellulite can technically appear anywhere, it’s most common on the thighs, abdomen, and buttocks. And while it can impact anyone of any age, it’s significantly more common among women than among men.
So what causes cellulite? The condition pertains to the septae, which are fibrous bands that connect the skin to the underlying muscle, with a layer of fat in between. When fat cells accumulate, they tend to push up against the skin, while the septae continue to pull down. This is where that lumpy, uneven appearance comes from.
There are a few reasons why cellulite is more common among women than men. One is that men and women tend to store excess fat cells in different parts of the body; for women, it happens to be those areas that are more prone to cellulite formation. There are also differences in the positioning of the septae between men and women, which put women at further risk.
One thing to be aware of is that cellulite is thought to have hormonal and possibly even genetic factors, but isn’t necessarily connected to obesity or to weight gain. On the contrary, there are plenty of very lean people who nevertheless struggle with cellulite.
How to Get Rid of Cellulite Dimples: Considering Different Treatments
Ultimately, when you have cellulite somewhere on your body, you probably don’t care all that much about what causes it or why you have it. All you really want to know is how to get rid of it. That’s especially true for those whose cellulite dimples appear on the buttocks and thighs, an intimate area where skin imperfections can fuel a sense of insecurity.
Over the years, there have been a number of options for getting rid of cellulite dimples… but how well do any of them really work?
Some dermatologists and aesthetic specialists still advocate for a procedure known as dry brushing. This technique involves literally scrubbing the skin with a stiff-bristled brush. With forceful upward strokes, it’s said that you can boost circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system, smoothing the skin and reducing the visibility of cellulite.
This may sound far fetched, but actually, dry brushing can produce results. However, there are a couple of significant downsides. One is that, in order to achieve the results, you’ll need to have a dry brushing procedure pretty much every day. And even then, the results are not significant, not treating cellulite directly, only stimulating circulation to reduce puffiness . As such, it’s easy to understand why this cellulite treatment never quite caught on.
OTC Topical Solutions
You’ve probably seen the topical cellulite treatments available online or at your favorite beauty store… but do they actually work?
As you might imagine, some products are more effective than others. Ones that work to trigger blood flow and stimulate collagen production tend to fare best.
However, even the most effective topical cream is only going to reduce the visibility of cellulite, and it will only be on a temporary basis. This may be all you’re looking for if you simply want to look nice for a vacation or a special event, but as with dry brushing, this really isn’t a viable long-term strategy for addressing cellulite dimples.
Radiofrequency treatments have long been seen as significant in the fight against cellulite. Basically, these treatments heat up the skin, triggering collagen production and resulting in a smoother, firmer, and more youthful skin tone.
The big problem with RF treatments is that you may get your hopes up about being cellulite-free, only to leave your dermatologist’s office looking just the same as when you went in. That’s because, while radiofrequency can be an effective option for decreasing the appearance of cellulite, it tends to work gradually over the span of several months. You may wait half a year just to see some modest, incremental improvement to the appearance of your cellulite.
Other Options for Reducing the Appearance of Cellulite
A number of other treatments have been put forth for the reduction of cellulite dimples, including lasers, ultrasound technology, and even a treatment called SmartLipo, which is essentially a less-invasive version of liposuction with the addition of skin tightening. And while these treatments all have their merits, none have ever been wholly satisfying indirectly treating cellulite. This brings us to the breakthrough: Qwo® cellulite treatment, a revolutionary new approach to the reduction of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs.
What is Qwo® Cellulite Treatment?
As of right now, Qwo cellulite treatment is actually the only injectable medication that’s FDA-approved to treat cellulite in women. The main ingredient in Qwo® is an enzyme that breaks down and remakes collagen, which is one of the primary components in those septae that cause cellulite in the first place. In other words, Qwo® actually targets the underlying, structural cause of cellulite, which is what makes it considerably more effective than the other treatments we’ve listed here.
By dissolving collagen, Qwo® can cause those septae “tethers” to disappear, releasing the skin and removing the dimples. Qwo® has proven highly effective in smoothing over the appearance of cellulite, specifically in the buttocks and thighs.
Am I a Good Candidate for Qwo® Cellulite treatments?
If you are a woman and you have clearly defined cellulite on your buttocks and thighs, then you may be a good candidate for a safe and successful Qwo cellulite treatment. When you join us at CAMI for a consultation, we can confirm this, and answer any additional questions you might have about the procedure.
Be aware that some women have wavy, textured lines along their buttocks that are actually caused by issues with skin laxity, not by cellulite. Skin laxity issues cannot be treated with Qwo®, though there are plenty of other treatment options available. At CAMI, our experts are on hand to walk you through the different options.
What Should I Expect from Qwo® Cellulite Treatment?
As you think about Qwo® cellulite treatment, it’s only natural to have some questions about what the process is like.
Qwo® injections are administered quickly, almost in the same amount of time a Botox cosmetic treatment would take, without any need for anesthesia, surgery, or a prolonged recovery time.
Basically, your provider will ask you to stand and flex your gluteus muscles, allowing them to identify the areas where your dimples are most prominent. Individual dimples will be marked with a nonpermanent marker, then sterilized. Then, each individual dimple will be injected with a small needle at three different angles. Once the procedure is through, you’ll be given the green light to head back to school, work, or any of your other activities!
Are There Side Effects to Qwo®?
The most common side effects associated with Qwo® include some minor bruising around the injection sites, as well as some tenderness or mild pain. Redness and skin discoloration may also occur, though these effects will be temporary.
Thankfully, there is no need for you to take any downtime following your procedure.
Find Out More About How to Get Rid of Cellulite Dimples
As many as 95 percent of all women deal with cellulite at some point in their lives, and one of the most commonly affected areas is the buttocks. If that’s you, then Qwo® is cause for excitement. This is a truly groundbreaking approach to dimple reduction, and for many of our patients, it’s far and away the most effective cellulite treatment on the market today.
We’d love to tell you more about the best ways to get rid of cellulite dimples. To find out more, schedule a consultation with a provider from CAMI in Huntersville, Hickory, and Greensboro, NC.