Body Contour

Bellaire Dermatology offers a variety of Body Contouring treatments such as Cellfina, Kybella and QWO. Cellfina offers a one-time permanent cellulite treatment. Kybella is available to destroy fat under the chin area. Learn more about these treatments below.

QWO

QWO is the first and only approved injectable for the reduction of moderate to severe cellulite. Studies have shown visible results within 10 weeks. Most women receive 3 treatments every 21 days. As we age, our skin thins and fat cells enlarge and begin to push against the skin. Then, the fibrous bands under the skin thicken and cause tension resulting in dimples. After your QWO treatment there is no down-time and patients may experience some bruising that should resolve on it’s own.

QWO FAQs

What is QWO?

                      QWO is the first and only FDA approved injectable for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. Together, there are three things that can cause cellulite’s dimples: over time, skin thins, fat cells enlarge and push against the skin, and the fibrous bands under the skin’s surface thicken and cause tension.                                           

How does QWO work?

                      QWO is made up of enzymes called collagenases. It is thought that the enzymes target the structural causes under the skin where cellulite starts. It’s thought that QWO works by releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen.
                                                                  

Kybella

Kybella™ is the first FDA-approved injectable drug that targets submental fullness, often referred to as a “double chin”. Bellaire Dermatology was one of the first practices to offer this revolutionary treatment to solve an issue that bothers 68% of consumers. As one of the first providers to offer the Kybella™ treatment, our physicians are highly trained in patient assessment and administration of Kybella™ for optimal results. A treatment plan will be tailored to each patient to achieve the desired improvement in submental fullness.

Kybella FAQs

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a treatment that is injected into the fat under the chin to destroy fat cells. Kybella is a permanent treatment because once the fat cells are destroyed, those cells can no longer store fat. Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through the body’s natural metabolism.

What are the side effects?

Swelling, pain, numbness, redness and hardness in the treatment area can occur and is considered normal.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of injections and treatments depend on the amount of fat you have in the treatment area. Treatments are administered about 1 month apart and you should not receive more than 6 treatments.

Cellfina

The Cellfina™ System is the only FDA-cleared minimally invasive procedure clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite for at least two years—the longest FDA-cleared duration for a cellulite treatment. An outpatient procedure offered through a qualified physician, Cellfina™ combines a proven approach with innovative technology to treat the primary structural cause of cellulite. The result is a smooth look that gives patients the confidence to wear a bathing suit and higher hemlines.

Cellfina FAQs

What is Cellfina?

Cellfina is a cellulite treatment involving releasing the connective bands woven throughout fat in the highs and buttocks at cause cellulite. Once treated, the skin bounces back to smooth itself out in as little as three days. Cellfina is a one-time, permanent treatment.

The Cellfina™ System is the only FDA-cleared minimally invasive procedure clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite for at least two years—the longest FDA-cleared duration for a cellulite treatment. An outpatient procedure offered through a qualified physician, Cellfina™ combines a proven approach with innovative technology to treat the primary structural cause of cellulite. The result is a smooth look that gives patients the confidence to wear a bathing suit and higher hemlines.

Does it hurt?

After the treatment, patients go about their day but should take it easy for the next 24 hours. Patients have reported soreness and bruising but not serious pain.

How does it work?

The Cellfina™ System treats the primary structural cause of cellulite—the connective bands woven throughout fat in the thighs and buttocks. These tight bands pull down the skin, creating the puckering you see on the surface of the skin. Similar to a rubber band under tension, once released, the treated skin bounces back to smooth itself out.

What are the key benefits?

  • Long-lasting
  • FDA-cleared
  • One-time treatment
  • Significant, rapid improvement
  • Minimally invasive
  • Effective and well-tolerated
  • Limited downtime
  • 96% patient satisfaction at two years

What are the results of Cellfina?

Patients in the pivotal study showed significant improvement within three days after the treatment. Two years after treatment, 100 percent of Cellfina™ patients had noticeable improvement on the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS). Results from Cellfina™ last at least two years—the longest FDA-cleared duration for a cellulite treatment.

Are there any side effects?

No serious adverse events were associated with Cellfina™ in the pivotal study. The most common side effects reported by patients in the FDA-cleared pivotal study were soreness, tenderness and bruising. Just three days after treatment, patients rated their pain as minimal (2.7 on a scale of 0 to 10; 0=no pain, 10=extreme pain) and most (82 percent) felt pain only with touch or pressure to the area treated. This minimal pain improved quickly with time. More than 90 percent of patients had no bruising at four weeks.

What are the treatment costs?

The Cellfina™ treatment is customized to each patient, so the best way to secure an accurate assessment is to consult with a physician.

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