Target stubborn cellulite with FDA-approved injections

Photography by Amy Spasoff

Mona Dermatology is among the first offices in the area to offer Qwo injections, the only FDA-approved treatment that targets stubborn cellulite. Here’s what you can expect with this treatment.

What is cellulite?

Similar to how the peel of an orange appears, cellulite is made up of dimples in the skin, most commonly felt on the buttocks and thighs, and it’s more than just skin deep. Although harmless, cellulite is a cosmetic feature that many of us are aware of.

What causes cellulite?

Cellulite is caused by three things:

  • Skin: your skin thins over time
  • Fat: fat cells grow and push against the skin
  • Fibrous bands: the fibrous bands under the skin thicken and cause tension and the characteristic dimpled appearance

On average, 9 out of 10 women will have cellulite in their lifetime. Although diet and exercise are great for your well-being, the formation and destruction of cellulite is beyond our control. Unfortunately, due to the deeper causes of cellulite, many of the scrubs and creams advertised to target cellulite fail to deliver results.

What are Qwo injections?

The enzymes in Qwo injections target the fatty structure under the skin and release fibrous bands, redistribute fat cells and stimulate new collagen. Once the full results are obtained, they will help smooth out any craters in the targeted areas.

When will I see the results of Qwo injections?

Treatment results are visible in as little as 10 weeks. However, it depends on how many dimples you want to treat and how deep they are formed. It may take several treatments over the course of a few months to see the improvement you are looking for.

Try Qwo this winter!

It is best to use Qwo during the winter months because when the enzymes begin to break down the fibrous bands, bruises may begin to form below the surface of the skin. It’s normal, safe and actually a good sign – it means the Qwo is working. However, you may not want visible bruising in the warmer months when wearing shorts or bathing suits.

Am I a candidate?

Schedule a consultation! Mona Dermatology is a women-founded practice with all-female providers. We understand firsthand why women want to reduce cellulite permanently, but non-invasively. Schedule a consultation by visiting the website for online booking or call the office: (513) 984-4801. A provider will discuss a personalized approach for your treatment goals.