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What Causes Cellulite And How Does QWO® Treat It?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


There’s no shortage of creams, supplements, and other at-home products for smoothing cellulite, but you’ve probably found that most are ineffective or unreliable. This is because the majority of cellulite solutions don’t address the underlying cause of cellulite. At VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi and his team of aesthetic experts are proud to offer the most innovative and advanced cellulite reduction treatments to help patients achieve gorgeous, long-lasting results. Learn more about one of the newest and most exciting cellulite treatments available today, QWO injections.

What causes cellulite?

Many people think cellulite is simply a side effect of weight gain. While being overweight may indeed contribute to worsening, or more noticeable lumps and bumps, patients of all shapes and sizes can develop cellulite. In fact, many thin and fit individuals struggle with cellulite, which typically affects more women than men and is most commonly seen on the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen.

In structural terms, the classic ripples of cellulite are caused by fat cells bulging through the spaces between fibrous septae, which act as tethers to connect layers of skin and muscle. When these septae are particularly tight, fat pushes its way through gaps and creates visible lumps and bumps.

Will losing weight make cellulite go away?

Losing weight in a healthy way through diet and exercise has a number of benefits, though it may not necessarily be a solution for cellulite. While you may notice a subtle improvement in the appearance of your cellulite with weight loss, most patients still have visible ripples even at their new weight. For the most effective and significant reduction in cellulite, patients should consider professional treatments, such as QWO injections.

What is QWO?

QWO is a revolutionary injectable treatment designed to dramatically reduce the appearance of cellulite, specifically in the buttocks of women. Unlike other treatments and procedures, QWO addresses the structural cause of cellulite by enzymatically destroying the fibrous septae that are responsible for dimples, ripples, and lumps.

How many QWO injections are needed for cellulite?

For most women, a series of three QWO injections spaced out in three-week intervals is recommended for optimal results. Patients should begin to notice a smoother skin texture about 3 – 4 weeks after treatment, and their results will improve over the next several weeks and months.

How long does QWO last?

On average, patients can expect their QWO results to last for about one year before a repeat treatment may be needed.

Is there any downtime after QWO injections?

The majority of patients tolerate QWO injections very well with few side effects and no recovery period required. Mild swelling and bruising may occur, but these usually resolve after a few days. While patients can return to most of their normal activities almost immediately after QWO injections, strenuous physical activity and exercise should be avoided until the following day.

Get the smooth, sexy butt you’ve always wanted with QWO injections in Las Vegas, NV

Whether you want to show more skin by the pool or simply feel more comfortable at home or with your partner, QWO injections can help. If you’re interested in learning more about the incredible benefits of QWO for buttocks cellulite, call VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to schedule your private consultation or virtual appointment with renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi today!

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