Cellulite refers to the “orange-peel” texture of the skin that is caused by collagen bands pulling downward on the skin’s surface resulting in depressions or dimpling in the skin. Staistics show cellulite effects approximately 90% of women.
Another related, important point is that cellulite isn’t the same as excess fat, so weight loss alone likely won’t get rid of the cellulite. Areas of the body that are cellulite-prone like the abdomen, buttocks and thighs seem to be much more resistant to fat loss. So with a healthy diet, exercise or weight loss cellulite may still be visible.
Cellulite won’t hurt you. So ultimately you don’t have to remove or treat it, unless you want to. A few injectable treatment options available to help improve the look of cellulite are QWO and Sculptra Aesthetic. These are great treatments when used in combination, with the QWO series being completed first, followed up by 3 session of Sculptra. The goal is to improve the dimpling in the skin related to cellulite, followed up with stimulating collagen production in the same area with Sculptra.
What is QWO and how does it work?
QWO is the first FDA approved injectable treatment for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks. It's not fully understood how QWO works in moderate to severe cellulite thus far. The enzymes in QWO are believed to target a structural cause under the skin after injected, so the skin can rise and smooth back out. It's thought that QWO works in 3 ways: releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen for a smoother booty.
What is Sculptra Aesthetic and how does it work?
Sculptra is a collagen-stimulating injectable that is aiming for a cellulite indication in the summer of 2022. Sculptra Aesthetic has been used off-label for many years for augmentation of the buttocks and textural improvements of cellulite. Sculptra shines at firming up the lax, wavy skin that often accompanies dimples. It’s great for skin conditioning of the buttocks and thighs but also for the crepey skin texture of the arms, elbows, knees, and more.
About Corina, RN, CANS
Corina, RN, CANS is a Registered Nurse and Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist by the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses who specializes in FDA-approved, natural-looking, non-surgical, medical aesthetics treatments. Corina has a passion for educating her clients, customizing full face care plans, and enhancing one's own natural beauty. A true artist creating natural results. Give your face the customized treatment plan it deserves today with Corina, RN, CANS.
Corina, RN, CANS is Board Certified and trained in several types of cosmetic procedures. She is a true artist creating natural looking results!