Many people have areas of their body that they consider problem areas. You may still have unwanted areas of fat and cellulite on your body despite attempts at following a diet and exercise plan. While it may seem like a dream to transform these areas of your body that are simply not responsive to traditional methods, two different breakthrough treatments are simple San Diego cellulite solutions that can completely change your problem areas: Qwo and TempSure Firm.
San Diego TempSure Firm
TempSure Firm is the latest and greatest technology created to reduce the appearance of cellulite, as well as to smooth skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. This new procedure uses a combination of radiofrequency technology and a proprietary massaging treatment head in order to target the cause of cellulite beneath the skin layer. The results from this procedure are fast-acting and pain-free. The procedure is non-invasive and is safe for all skin tones and skin types, and typically requires less than 10 minutes per treatment area.
What is Qwo and How Does it Work?
Qwo is the first and only FDA-approved prescription injectable for cellulite. It is specifically indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women, but its use in other areas of the body such as the thighs and upper arms may be possible if prescribed by a doctor. Treatment is done right here in our office, with each patient requiring 3 treatment sessions that are spaced 21 days apart.
A large factor in the presence of cellulite is the existence of subdermal bands of fibrous connective tissue, called fibrous septae. Cellulite can occur for a number of reasons, include genetic, heredity, and hormonal, but an important facet it has no matter its cause, are these bands that tether the skin to the underlying muscle. Much like the buttons on a couch or the ropes on a parachute, the bands tether the skin only in certain places, so as fatty tissue accumulates, and as the fibrous bands get wider, the peaks and valleys in cellulite appear very obvious. Qwo contains naturally occurring enzymes that break down these fibrous bands, thus ridding the skin of the appearance of cellulite and returning the skin surface to a newfound level of smoothness.
Qwo: What to Expect
Your Qwo treatment will begin with a personal consultation that allows both patient and provider to inspect and agree upon the exact cellulite dimples that are to be addressed throughout the series of Qwo treatments. The buttocks will be photographed and the dimples will be circled for a frame of reference. You’ll then lie on a comfortable treatment table, face down, and Qwo will be injected three times in and around each dimple. At each treatment session, 12 dimples can be target per cheek; 24 in total.
All side effects are self-resolving and typically disappear within 7 to 14 days, with the longest lasting 21 days. After each treatment, side effects are less intense and shorter-lived. As Qwo is an FDA-approved medication, it underwent some of the most stringent clinical trials and its manufacturers conducted the largest studies ever on cellulite. Its safety and efficacy are impressive and exciting and we’d love to see you benefit from this novel cellulite treatment.
Medical Director & Founder Dr. P. Alexander Ataii
P. Alexander Ataii, M.D. is the Medical Director and Founder of Laser Cliniqúe in San Diego. He is a skilled skin care specialist who focuses on all aspects of the skin both diagnostic and cosmetic.
- Delivered Over 25,000 BOTOX Treatments
- Delivered Over 20,000 Dermal Fillers
- Top 250 of 42,000 Allergan Providers Nationwide
- Patients' Choice Award Winner 2007-2020
I strive each day to exceed my patients’ expectations.