The newest FDA-approved cellulite treatment available at CSA
We are all familiar with what cellulite is- dimpled, uneven skin typically to the thighs and buttocks. All body types can have cellulite, no matter the weight for fat distribution. Who gets cellulite and the severity is up to genetics and hormones. As such, the majority of people are affected by cellulite to some varying degree.
Many of us try to alleviate these unwanted dimples with exercise and fat loss. The cause of cellulite is not the fat, but the skin structure. So attempting to treat the dimples with topical treatments and fat loss are not going to completely resolve the issue. Cellulite is due to the structure of the tissue under the skin and cannot be completely cured by fat loss or topical treatments.
1. Fibrous Septae
These collagen-rich bands tether the dermis to the underlying fascia and segment the fat layer into lobules.
2. Fat Lobule Protrusion
The fat lobules push up against the dermis; however, due to the septae tethering, they form mattress-like protrusions on the surface of the skin.
3. Dermal Thinning
Dermal thinning occurs, providing less support to contain the underlying soft tissues
Available treatments aimed at reducing dimples and uneven skin range from creams, rollers, heat or cold treatments, and surgical subcision. At Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City, we now have a newer option that is FDA approved and focuses on the root cause of cellulite- QWO. QWO is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks. QWO is an injectable treatment that can be done in as little as 10 minutes with no downtime.
The enzymes in QWO- called collagenases- break down these tight fibrous septae that are tugging down on the skin. Once these collagen fibers have dissolved or weakened, the fat lobules can spread and lay more evenly resulting in a more even skin surface and less dimpling.
During your consultation, one of our providers will assess your area of concern to determine if you are a candidate for treatment. Your photos will be taken and the dimples are marked. Then the areas are injected with the QWO solution. After your procedure, you can go about your day as normal. No downtime or activity modifications are needed.
You may experience some mild soreness for the first 2-3 days. You should expect significant bruising. This bruising is not painful but only occurs due to collagen breakdown. This bruising typically resolves in 10-20 days. QWO is done in a series of 3 treatments that are 21 days apart. This treatment can be done as a quick office procedure or added on to your upcoming surgery.
Come to CSA in OKC for your consultation! At Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City, in office and online consultations are provided by our providers, Jamie Stokes, APRN, Dr. Taylor Jung, Dr. Courtney Caplin, and Dr. Erik Nuveen.
Call 405-842-6677 for in office scheduling