Can Anything Help Cellulite? Yes, We Can!

According to the Mayo Clinic's medical dictionary, cellulite is "a very common, harmless skin condition that causes lumpy dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips and buttocks."  Harmless and common, yes, but also aggravating.

Despite popular myths, cellulite is not a symptom of obesity.  In fact, cellulite can and does frequently occur even in thin and normal weight individuals.

Cellulite also has no correlation to body fat percentage.  Rather, it forms from interactions between fibrous connective tissue below the skin and fat cells.

Previous attempts to treat cellulite by attacking the fat have failed.  Many of the common approaches to try to eliminate the dimpled appearance, such as diet and exercise, do not work to any degree of satisfaction.

Finally, however, researchers have developed an elegant solution to this age old problem that attacks the root of the cellulite dimple, which is the fibrous band pulling down the skin.  QWO is an injectable enzyme that works by dissolving the collagen within the fibrous tissue.

As the fibrous bands release their pull on the surface skin, fat pockets redistribute and new collagen growth is stimulated.  All of these changes result in less dimpling and smoother skin.

We here at Maine Laser Skin Care have trained and licensed providers who have received certification in this treatment by Endo Aesthetics, the makers of QWO. Specified amounts of the QWO solution are injected directly into targeted dimples in the buttocks with a very small needle.

Three treatment sessions are needed, and must be repeated three weeks apart.  Due to the injection and the effect that the QWO enzyme has below the surface, bruising is an expected side effect, although it usually diminishes with each session.

How much time the session will take and the cost will depend on how much of QWO solution is used.  QWO is dispensed in vials with each vial able to treat 12-13 individual dimples.

Dr. Burke has been following the research on this product for several years in the medical literature.  We are proud to be one of the first aesthetic medical locations providing this service in Maine.

To see if you might be a candidate for this cutting-edge and revolutionary treatment for the stubborn problem of celulite, call us for a free consultation either in Scarborough at (207) 303-0125 or Augusta at (207) 873-2158.  We continue to strive to Beautify Maine One Body (in this case) At A Time.