QWO vs Cellfina vs Sculptra? What’s the Difference for Cellulite Reduction?

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QWO vs Cellfina vs Sculptra for Cellulite? What’s the Difference? What’s the Best Treatment?

It’s an exciting time in the world of nonsurgical body contouring and body sculpting. There are so many great options to achieve so many top body goals. And, since there are so many choices, It’s probably left you wondering: What’s the difference? Or which treatment is right for me? For cellulite, the answer’s simple! Hands down, QWO Injectable offers the best results. Specifically, it’s the only non-surgical cellulite removal solution that’s safe, effective, quick and permanent. Here’s an in-depth look at why QWO is the best treatment for Cellulite. In today’s post, we’re comparing QWO vs Cellfina vs Sculptra for Cellulite.

QWO vs Cellfina vs Sculptra for Cellulite

What is QWO Cellulite Treatment? How Does it Work? Is QWO Permanent?

QWO is an injectable treatment that has FDA-approval to treat moderate-to-severe Cellulite. In a nutshell, it works by targeting something called septae. More specifically, septae are the compartments, which connect the skin perpendicularly to the structures below it, called fascia. When the septae become fibrous and rigid, fat can balloon over them, causing the lumpy, bumpy dimpling or orange-peel rippling on the surface of the skin. 

When QWO is injected into the treatment area, the septae are released. Specifically, enzymes, called  AUX-1 and AUX-11, break down the excess collagen that has made the septae rigid in the first place. Once the collagen is relaxed, the fat is no longer held tightly in compartments. As a result, the fat becomes evenly distributed under the surface of the skin and the lumps, bumps and dimples smooth out.

Why We Recommend QWO for Cellulite

  • Specifically indicated and FDA-approved for Cellulite removal
  • Typically involves minimal pain, downtime, side-effects or recovery
  • A permanent solution for Cellulite, following a series of sessions
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What is Cellfina? Is Cellfina for Cellulite? Does it Work Permanently?

Cellfina makes use of a method called subcision, which is a multi-step process, as follows: First, each dimple is marked. Then, a numbing fluid is injected into the dimple. Finally, a Cellfina handheld device that holds a microblade will enter each dimple and manually break apart the septae described above. Following recovery, the fat will lie smoothly under the surface of the skin.

Why We Don’t Recommend Cellfina for Cellulite

  • Side effects, such as bruising, may be severe
  • Can only target 25 dimples per session
  • Is FDA-cleared for Cellulite, while QWO is FDA-approved
  • Is more invasive than QWO with greater possibility of recovery time
  • Although some patients report permanent Cellulite removal, treatment typically lasts up to three years

What is Cellulaze? How Does It Work for Cellulite?

Cellulaze is similar to Cellifina with the exception that it’s an older technology and uses a laser to break the septae apart. We don’t recommend Cellulaze for cellulite for the same reasons outlined above for Cellfina.

What is Sculptra? Is Sculptra for Cellulite? Does it Provide Permanent Results?

Sculptra is a dermal filler. You’re likely aware of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers for face, such as Juvederm or Restylane. Sculptra is another type of filler, which makes use of a different active ingredient, called Poly-L-lactic acid. HA fillers produce results quickly, and stay under the skin until reabsorbed by the body. On the other hand, Poly-L-lactic acid is known as a “collagen stimulator”. It’s designed to dissolve a few days following your session. After this time, it begins a gradual process of boosting collagen production. Following multiple injections, volume in the treatment area will increase, which typically lasts up to two years.

Why We Don’t Recommend Sculptra for Cellulite

  • Specifically indicated to target skin laxity and add volume 
  • NOT indicated for Cellulite reduction
  • FDA-approved for face ONLY
  • Off-label use for buttocks / butt area / upper thighs / inner thighs / thigh area
  • A temporary body contouring solution

Where to Find a QWO Doctor in NYC? Where to Get QWO Near Me?

At Smooth Synergy, you can rest assured that you’re in the care of a top physician, Our Medical Director, Dr. George Liakeas is one of the best doctors in NYC. With 20 years experience administering cosmetic injectables on thousands of clients, he’s a trusted medical physician with a keen eye for aesthetics. He has a knack for understanding individual anatomy, as well as knowing where to place injections to make you look your best. 

Why Choose Smooth Synergy Medical Spa in NYC? What’s the Best MediSpa Near Me?

Smooth Synergy Medical Spa & Laser Center in New York is a boutique cosmedical spa that opened in 2002. Conveniently located in Midtown East, we offer a comprehensive line of body contouring solutions. To experience our expertise and to find out which treatment is right for you, please call us at 212-397-0111 to speak with an Expert in Beauty. We offer complimentary consultations for all your skincare needs. Additionally, if you need more information about QWO vs Cellfina vs Sculptra for Cellulite, we’re here to answer any of your questions.

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