One thing is clear — cellulite is one of the most common and frustrating skin conditions to deal with, and it affects most women of all shapes and sizes. Making matters more confusing, when you do an Internet search for the term “cellulite,” you’re met with nearly 48 million results, many of which are touting the latest miracle product or technique to eliminate it.
Here’s the truth: cellulite can be stubborn to treat, and there hasn’t been a magic bullet — until now. Here at Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, Dr. Manuel Lopez and the team ensure that we offer the latest, evidence-based products and services that tackle aesthetic issues like cellulite.
If cellulite is ruining your otherwise great hind-end, we can fight back with QWO® — the first and only FDA-approved injectable for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women.
Here, we explore why cellulite develops in women’s buttocks and how we can fight back with QWO.
Cellulite, women, and butts
The first thing to understand about cellulite is that it’s incredibly common and develops in up to 90% of women. The reason why cellulite favors women over men has to do with a woman’s unique distribution of her fat, muscles, and connective tissues.
To better explain this, cellulite forms when fat pushes through the connective collagen fibers in your skin, which, in women, have a straight up-and-down structure (like a picket fence). Conversely, men’s connective tissues form a criss-cross pattern, which better prevents fat from pushing through.
Furthermore, the collagen in a woman’s body is influenced by her reproductive hormones, so when your reproductive hormones dip, your connective tissues can lose strength.
Rounding out the reasons why women are more susceptible to cellulite is the fact that they’re more prone to carry extra fat in their buttocks.
Fighting back against cellulite with QWO
The reason why we spent some time discussing how cellulite forms is to illustrate why it is so tough to treat. Since we’re facing biological directives, there’s really no miracle cream or exercise that can help banish cellulite in your buttocks, which is why we’re excited about QWO.
QWO is an injectable that contains collagenases — enzymes that target the structural bonds of cellulite. While manufacturers don’t understand the exact mechanism behind the success of QWO in reducing cellulite, they believe that QWO:
- Releases the fibrous bands
- Redistributes your fat
- Stimulates new collagen growth
In terms of the product’s safety, we want to point out that the product would not have received FDA approval if it didn’t work and wasn’t safe for the public.
The treatments are very simple — most women benefit from three series of injections, which we space apart by three weeks. We can administer each QWO treatment in minutes, and you’re free to get on with your day afterward.
Most women realize gradual results, with visual results at about the 10-week mark — meaning smoother buttocks.
If you’d like to learn more about how QWO can reduce the cellulite around your buttocks, contact one of our offices in the San Antonio area, including Alamo Heights, Stone Oak, New Braunfels, and Boerne, Texas, to schedule an appointment.