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How Do Qwo® Injections Differ From Other Cellulite Treatments?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


If you are frustrated or embarrassed by unsightly cellulite on your buttocks, you are certainly not alone. Millions of patients seek cellulite reduction treatment each year to smooth out unsightly lumps, bumps, and ripples associated with cellulite. With a number of cellulite reduction treatments available today, it is important to understand which one may be the most fitting for you. The acclaimed team at VIP Plastic Surgery, under the direction of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, is committed to offering the most current and effective cellulite treatment systems in Las Vegas, NV to help patients achieve their ultimate aesthetic goals. Learn more about Qwo, one of the newest and most exciting cellulite solutions for women, and find out whether it may be right for you.

What causes cellulite on the buttocks?

Cellulite is often thought of as something that only affects people who are overweight. In reality, virtually anyone can develop cellulite, which is characterized by lumps, bumps, and ripples that typically appear on the buttocks, thighs, or abdomen. Even exceptionally fit and thin individuals often struggle with areas of cellulite. While it is more common among women, men can also have cellulite. Technically speaking, cellulite is the result of fat cells bulging between the fibrous septae that tether the muscle to the skin. Although anyone can develop cellulite, the following factors may make it more likely:

  • Being a woman
  • Being overweight
  • Smoking
  • Living a sedentary lifestyle
  • Genetics/heredity
  • Hormonal conditions

How can you lose cellulite on your buttocks?

Many patients wonder whether weight loss will help get rid of cellulite on the buttocks. Losing weight is certainly a valuable step for improving your overall health and physique, but it will not necessarily improve the appearance of your cellulite. In many cases, cosmetic cellulite reduction treatment is the best option for achieving a smoother, more attractive look. Dr. Khorsandi and the expert team at VIP Plastic Surgery are proud to offer the following nonsurgical cellulite reduction treatments in Las Vegas, NV:

  • Thermage®
  • Fractora
  • VaserShape
  • Qwo injections

Thermage, Fractora, and VaserShape involve the use of various energy therapies, including laser or ultrasound, along with suction and massage to promote collagen remodeling and skin tightening. For patients seeking an alternative to laser cellulite reduction, Qwo offers something different.

What is Qwo?

Qwo is a new, cutting-edge product that is FDA approved to treat cellulite in women, specifically in the buttocks. Unlike laser cellulite reduction, which targets fat cells, and mechanical cellulite reduction, which manually severs the fibrous septae, Qwo injections work to enzymatically break down the septae causing cellulite lumps and bumps. Furthermore, Qwo offers a longer-lasting solution for cellulite compared with other methods, which require repeat treatments over time to maintain the results.

During Qwo injections in Las Vegas, Dr. Khorsandi will strategically inject the medication into targeted areas of the buttocks. In most cases, patients require an average of two Qwo sessions to achieve their desired outcome, which should begin to appear about three months after treatment. The results should continue to improve over the course of several months as the Qwo works to deteriorate the fibrous tethers.

How long does Qwo last?

With a healthy diet, consistent exercise routine, and stable weight, patients can enjoy their Qwo results for years to come. Should new cellulite develop due to aging, weight gain, or for any other reason, a repeat Qwo injection can likely help to restore the patient’s original results.

Get the smooth, sexy butt you want with Las Vegas Qwo injections for cellulite

If dimples and ripples are keeping you from feeling confident about your look, you may be a candidate for cellulite reduction treatment in Las Vegas. Renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is proud to be among the first and only providers of FDA-approved Qwo injections in the nation. To learn more about the astounding benefits of Qwo for cellulite in the buttocks, call VIP Plastic Surgery to schedule your private in-office or virtual consultation with Dr. Khorsandi today, and take the first step toward regaining the confidence you deserve!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.