The Lind Institute is honored and excited to be one of just 10 practices in the Houston area currently providing Qwo at this time. Please contact our office now for a personal consultation and to schedule your treatment.
An understanding of cellulite is helpful to understanding why Qwo is so effective. Cellulite, commonly known as a cottage cheese or orange peel-like appearance on the surface of the skin, is a combination of hills and valleys that most commonly presents itself on the buttocks, thighs, and upper arms.
The valleys, dimples, or depressions that give cellulite its most obvious appearance are caused by bands of connective tissue called fibrous septae. Composed of collagen type I and III, these bands appear like fingers beneath the skin and tether it down to the muscle beneath it. Since the connective fingers appear only intermittently, they cause dimples, much like the buttons on a couch’s fabric.
Between these columns of connective tissue, fatty tissue accumulates and begins to herniate upward, causing the peaks commonly seen in cellulite. In addition to the dimples caused by fibrous septae and the peaks caused by fatty tissue, the skin itself is simultaneously getting a bit thinner in areas affected by cellulite, exacerbating the condition.