Cellulite normally forms due to the buildup of fat that tightens the tissues that connect the skin and muscle. Although it’s usually harmless, some women can find it difficult to live with the noticeable orange peel or dimpling appearance on their skin. Thankfully, advancements in technology and cosmetic techniques have made it possible to eliminate cellulite with minimally invasive procedures.
So what are the best options for the treatment of cellulite on the buttocks? There are several cosmetic procedures that can help get rid of cellulite such as QWO injectables, Cellulaze, Cellfina, VelaShape, and acoustic wave therapy. These treatments use different approaches but they are all considered safe and effective for removing visible cellulite dimples.
The appearance of cellulite can be a mystery, with many experts saying that it’s hard to pinpoint a specific reason why it really happens. Several factors such as age, genetics, lifestyle, weight gain, and hormone imbalances may have a role in its formation. But one thing is for sure: cellulite is more often a cosmetic problem and not a health risk. For that reason, many patients with cellulite can consider getting aesthetic treatments to address their skin condition.
From cosmetic injections, laser and radiofrequency procedures, to mechanically-assisted treatments, there is a wide variety of cellulite removal treatments that women can choose from. Here’s an overview of what you need to know and what you need to expect with each cellulite reduction procedure:
QWO is the first cosmetic injectable that has been approved by the US FDA for clearing moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks. This injectable treatment contains collagenase clostridium histolyticum enzymes to release the tightening of the cellulite-causing fibrous septae and smoothen the skin on the buttocks area.
When you’re getting QWO, you can expect that the procedure will be just like any other cosmetic injection. First, the provider will identify the exact injection sites. You will be asked to lie down and they will inject the solution into the cellulite dimples on the skin. The treatment will take no longer than 30 minutes and you can return to your daily activity with very minimal downtime.
According to clinical trials, QWO injections work best for improving cellulite when administered in at least 3 treatment sessions. Patients can expect to see visible changes in their cellulite within 3 weeks from their procedure. QWO can be a long-term solution for cellulite with results that can last for several months to a year.
If you want a noninvasive procedure that can both target the cellulite and fat cells in the buttocks, a Cellulaze procedure may be the treatment for you. This method of cellulite reduction uses laser technology to improve the appearance of dimpled skin while simultaneously melting away excess fat to enhance the overall buttock contour.
During a Cellulaze session, the treatment area is numbed with local anesthesia. The provider creates tiny incisions in the skin where they will place the laser probe that will break down the fat layer and dissolve the connective tissue bands that cause cellulite to form. The laser can also encourage the production of new collagen to firm up loose skin. Patients can expect their Cellulaze results to last for a few months to one year.
Cellfina is another FDA-approved minimally invasive procedure for reducing cellulite. It is both an automated and mechanically-guided treatment where the cosmetic provider uses a device and subcision technique to break up the tough bands that cause cellulite.
The procedure usually begins by marking the cellulite dimples that will be treated. The provider then uses the Cellfina device to suction the skin and insert a tiny needle. With the needle in place, the subcision technique is performed by moving the buttock skin in a fanning motion to cut the connective tissues that make up the cellulite.
The incisions will heal quickly and patients can see improvements within two weeks from the procedure. This cellulite treatment provides results that can typically last for a year.
VelaShape is both a body contouring and cellulite removal treatment. This innovative cosmetic procedure combines the technologies of radiofrequency energy and infrared light to reduce fat deposits in the buttocks and break down the fibrous bands to improve the appearance of skin dimpling.
During the procedure, the RF energy and infrared light are delivered to the skin by gently suctioning the treatment area into a handheld device. As the heat shrinks the layer of fat, the provider massages the area to loosen the connective cords that form the cellulite. This treatment also aims to increase collagen production to tighten any skin laxity and enhance the skin texture in the buttocks. The results of VelaShape treatment can last anywhere from 6 months to a year.
This cellulite reduction treatment sends pulses of pressure or sound waves to the deep layers of the skin. Ideally, the vibrations will break down the connective tissues that cause cellulite on the buttocks. The procedure is also believed to help encourage collagen production to firm up the skin and reduce the cellulite dimples. Most cellulite patients who opt for this procedure may need 3 to 4 treatment sessions to get their desired results.
There are many advantages to choosing cosmetic procedures over surgical treatments for removing cellulite on the buttocks of women. Aside from them being non-invasive, most cellulite reduction procedures can be done comfortably and have minimal side effects after the treatment. Here are some of the things you need to expect after getting a cellulite treatment:
|Common Side Effects
|QWO Cellulite Removal
|Temporary bruising, pain, itchiness, redness, and some level of swelling and hardness of the treated area. They may improve within several days after the procedure.
|Soreness, swelling, and bruising which can last for a few weeks.
|Bruising, soreness, swelling, redness, and minor pain which can last for a few days. During the procedure itself, patients may also experience some discomfort from the suctioning of cellulite.
|Bruising, skin redness, and swelling which can persist for several days
|Acoustic wave therapy
|Minor bruising, swelling, numbness, and treatment site pain. These side effects are only temporary and can go away within one to two days.
A consultation with your cosmetic provider can help determine whether you are an ideal candidate for any cellulite reduction procedure. You should also make sure that what you have is actually cellulite and not just body fat. Here are some common signs of cellulite appearance:
Generally, your provider will recommend the best cellulite treatment depending on your cellulite severity. Before your procedure, you should be in good overall health to avoid any complications or risks from the treatment.
While cellulite removal procedures can provide long-lasting results, it’s also a good idea to modify your lifestyle to maintain the effects of the treatment and keep cellulite from returning. Here are some ways that you can reduce cellulite on the buttocks at home:
It’s common for women to be bothered by the presence of cellulite on the buttocks. But fortunately, there are cosmetic procedures that provide a convenient solution to improve its appearance and restore flawless and cellulite-free skin.
At the Cellulite Treatment Center of NJ, we help patients reclaim their confidence in their bodies with our QWO injections. We have a dedicated team of professional cosmetic physicians and highly-trained injectors who can assure safe and effective procedures to eliminate cellulite for good. Call us now to know more about how we can make QWO work for your cellulite condition.