Did you know that cellulite affects almost 90 percent of women?
Not only is it one of the most common skin conditions, but it is also inherently one of the toughest to treat because of its very makeup (hint – it’s not fat!), making it hard to get rid of with diet, exercise, lasers or any previous treatment to date.
Dr. Whitfield now offers his patients in Austin QWO, the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to help reduce moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks.
The only FDA-approved injectable cellulite treatment, QWO is formulated to diminish the dimples caused by cellulite. This dimpling happens because the fibers in our skin (known as “fibrous septae”) that connect fat to the dermal skin layer become tense, and they begin to pull at the outer layer of skin. This ‘pulling’ is what causes that all-too-recognizable appearance of dents and dimples on the surface of our skin.
Those fibers are actually collagen-rich structures in the dermal skin layer and are caused by diet, age, or even hormones, causing the skin to be drawn down to the deeper tissue.
QWO injections contain enzymes (called collagenases) that help to redistribute the fat cells within the dermal layer and stimulate the growth of new collagen, helping to ease the tension on the fibrous septae that cause the dimpling.
Because QWO is an injection treatment, the procedures often can take as few as 10 minutes, allowing you to come in for a treatment on your lunch break, with no post-treatment downtime, so you can get back to your day immediately afterward!
Those of us with cellulite have often tried to rid ourselves of it with a variety of treatments – everything from changing our diets, going for massages that focus on the areas, or even getting laser treatment.
What makes cellulite so tricky to get rid of, however, is the fact that our bodies do not actually have the ability to use cellulite fat as a fuel source. This means that no matter how hard you work out, or how much weight you lose, it can be next to impossible to get rid of cellulite markings.
Thankfully, anyone with cellulite is a candidate (yes, even men can get cellulite). The procedure is extremely simple, quick to perform, non-surgical, and requires practically no downtime! Dr. Whitfield and his staff are happy to assist you with what to expect during the post-treatment process, and a full consultation is ideal so that we can cover any and all questions you might have.
One of the easiest procedures to undergo, an Austin QWO treatment is extremely convenient and quick. The target area will first be marked up with the specific areas needing treatment, followed by the injections.
Numbing creams and anesthesia are not necessary, as the process is often considered quite painless. After the injections are performed, you can leave the office and continue your day as you normally would with no downtime necessary.
As with most injection treatments, there is a small risk of slight swelling and bruising at the injection site. Bruising typically lasts one or two weeks, so you may want to postpone that visit to the beach until you’re all healed up. Aside from these slight bruises, there is no aftercare necessary beyond coming back for a checkup after the treatments are completed.
Dr. Whitfield is counted among the elite Texas Super Doctors and was voted as one of the top doctors in Austin by Austin Monthly Magazine. He found himself drawn to plastic surgery by the constant innovation and the ability to improve his patients’ lives. Come in for a consultation today to see how Dr. Whitfield can exceed your expectations.More ABout Dr. Whitfield
A full QWO treatment consists of a single visit every three weeks, for a total of three visits. Results are often quite noticeable following a single treatment, but the best results come from the full treatment being completed over a period of 2-3 months.
Sitting down for a talk with Dr. Whitfield is the first step on the path to the body you want. No matter your desired results, Dr. Whitfield’s years of experience and research into the latest developments in plastic surgery will help you along your journey. Contact us for a consultation today, and you’ll see why Dr. Robert Whitfield is widely regarded as a “Texas Super Doctor.”
2530 Walsh Tarlton Rd, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78746