Cellulite refers to a type of fat build-up under the skin. Instead of forming into smooth deposits, tough collagen bands that compartmentalize fat in the body tug on it more in some places than others, leading to a lumpy appearance.
Women tend to experience cellulite more than men and the condition can get worse with aging as the supporting collagen-based structures lose their elasticity.
Environmental factors can also contribute to the development of cellulite. A poor diet, unhealthy lifestyle, toxins, weight gain, inactivity, and pregnancy all increase the risk of developing the condition.
Get Rid of Cellulite
Dr. Tanzi, Dr. Shah, and Dr. Peters, along with the team at Capital Laser & Skin Care use several techniques to combat cellulite, with Qwo™ being one of the most potent.
Qwo™ is the first injectable cellulite treatment to receive FDA approval. It uses an enzyme that targets collagen bands beneath the skin’s surface, breaking them down, resulting in a smoothing of the skin.
Our Board Certified dermatologists first mark the areas that will receive Qwo™ injections and then proceed to inject the enzyme into the target area. Since the treatment targets the buttocks instead of the face, most patients report that Qwo™ is more comfortable than Botox.
Besides Qwo™, there are other treatments to reduce the look of cellulite.
- Carboxytherapy funnels carbon dioxide under the skin to increase blood flow to the area
- Laser and radiofrequency treatments use various forms of light to break down tough collagen bands beneath the skin
- Ultrasound denatures and inactivates fat cells beneath the skin’s surface
- Cellfina, a proprietary treatment, uses a needle to break up tough bands manually