QWO Cellulite Treatment in Greater Houston
Avante MediSpa is now offering patents in The Woodlands and Greater Houston access to the first and only FDA-Approved injectable designed to treat moderate to severe cellulite. So, if you’re tired of that pockmarked booty and ready to get back in bathing suit shape again, the talented technicians at Avante MediSpa are here to help!
Cellulite: Causes, Types, and More
Let’s get one very important fact straight: cellulite has nothing to do with weight gain, weight loss, or fitness level. 90% of all women will suffer from this condition at some point in their lives.
But just what is it?
Generally appearing as lumps or dimples on the skin, cellulite is an interaction between the connective tissues present in the dermatological layer under the skin and the layer of fat present just beneath it. It is more common in women because their fat cells and connective tissues are arranged vertically as opposed to in a crisscross manner, as they are in men. As you might already know, the most common locations for cellulite to turn up are the buttocks, the thighs, and the lower abdomen.
Types of Cellulite
Dermatologists and beauty technicians grade cellulite on a “severity scale,” which includes three different levels. They are as follows:
Grade 1 (mild cellulite)
This is where the skin takes on the appearance of an “orange peel.” The depressions are small in size, and any sagging of the skin is minor.
Grade 2 (moderate cellulite)
This is where the skin takes on the appearance of “cottage cheese.” There can be some more noticeable draping of the skin, and marks can appear both raised and sunken.
Grade 3 (severe cellulite)
This is where the skin appears much more draped and folded, with multiple deep depressions that alter the shape of the skin itself.
What are the Causes of Cellulite?
Frustrating as it may be, doctors are yet to figure out precisely what causes cellulite. However, they have identified some risk factors that seem to make the development of cellulite more likely. Still, it’s important to remember that 90% of women will likely deal with cellulite at some point in their lives, whether these risk factors are present or not.
It’s largely understood that hormones like insulin, estrogen, noradrenaline, and prolactin contribute to the development of cellulite. One theory suggests that hormonal issues related to menopause may lead to an increased appearance of cellulite in older women. However, this does not account for why cellulite affects younger women.
Another potential factor contributing to cellulite is poor blood circulation. This means less oxygen is reaching the area, which can hinder collagen production and cause fat cell deposits to enlarge and become more visible. In this case, the connective tissues become weakened, and the fat protrudes through the skin.
There’s nothing more frustrating than having health or cosmetic issues chalked up to your genes, but this may be the case with cellulite. Apparently, certain genetic factors are linked to cellulite development, particularly those affecting metabolism, fast distribution, and circulation.
Diet & Lifestyle
There is some evidence that lifestyle factors may impact the development of cellulite. Specifically, smoking, not exercising, and spending long periods of time at rest may be contributing factors. The same is said of women who eat too much salt or carbs and who do not get enough fiber.
Understanding QWO Cellulite Treatment
Over the years, there have been a variety of systems and treatments designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite in women. The problem with many of these is that the results were either wildly inconsistent or didn’t show any long-term improvement. At Avante MediSpa, we’re bringing the first and only non-surgical, FDA-approved cellulite treatment to our clients in The Woodlands, Houston, and beyond.
That solution is QWO.
QWO is an injectable specifically designed to treat cellulite of the buttocks, which is the most prevalent and problematic spot for women who suffer from the condition. QWO uses special enzymes called collagenases to target the structural causes of cellulite right at the source. It is injected directly into the dimples of the buttocks, where it stimulates the release of fibrous bands, the growth of new collagen, and the redistribution of fat cells.
The before and after photos associated with QWO treatment are nothing short of astounding, and women of all ages have seen huge benefits from regular QWO injections. In fact, most women see noticeable results in as little as 10 weeks! So, if you’re looking for high-quality cellulite treatments in The Woodlands or Houston area, Avante MediSpa is here to help.
Is QWO Cellulite Treatment Right For You?
As impressive as QWO is, it may not be the right solution for everyone. For instance, you shouldn’t receive QWO treatments if you’re allergic to collagenase or any of the other ingredients in the treatment. Of course, your Avante MediSpa tech will consult with you directly to help establish the presence of such an allergy before any injections are made.
There are side effects to QWO. They include:
- Bruising around the injection site.
- Drug interactions, including those with prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, and supplements.
- Itching and redness near the treatment area.
- Allergic reactions such as hives, low blood pressure, swelling, trouble breathing, etc.
Again, Avante MediSpa takes your health very seriously. That’s why we perform a detailed consultation to establish any potential interactions or reactions before QWO treatment begins.
QWO uses special enzymes known as “collagenases” to target the structural causes of cellulite that occur under the skin. This includes stimulating the redistribution of fat cells, the growth of new collagen, and the release of fibrous bands to support the damaged connective tissues.
Not at all! QWO is an injectable treatment similar to botox or lip fillers. It does not require any surgery.
Our team of highly-trained technicians will consult with you to make sure QWO has the potential to treat your cellulite problems without complication. This includes evaluating your cellulite type and location to your past medical history.
Currently, QWO is only approved for the treatment of cellulite on the buttocks. However, the manufacturer is also performing evaluations on the treatment’s ability to affect other parts of the body.
Each session will include up to two areas of treatment, and can be given three weeks apart for a total of three treatment visits. The procedure itself takes about 10 minutes.
Results are most noticeable at the end of each course treatment, which lasts between 9 and 10 weeks.
We recommend a series of 3 treatments booked three weeks apart in order to see the optimal results.
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