Cellulite bothers women of all ages, but it usually gets worse following puberty. It’s easy to get very discouraged when diet and exercise don’t help fix the frustrating dimples that pucker the backsides of legs and hips, thighs, and stomach, along with the unevenness of the skin. But now there’s an injectable that can help you forget all about cellulite!
Get to Know QWO® Prescription Injectable Cellulite Treatment
QWO (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes) is the first injectable to aid in the treatment of cellulite. It’s a prescription injectable that can be used to treat moderate to severe cases of cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. QWO injections contain collagenases – the enzymes that are believed to target the structural cause of cellulite. QWO kills cellulite by releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen.
To understand how QWO works to get rid of cellulite with an injectable treatment, you need to understand first what cellulite is. There are many misconceptions about it out there!
Cellulite is the name for collections of fat that push against the connective tissue beneath your skin. It often appears on your thighs, stomach, and butt (buttocks). Cellulite makes the surface of your skin look lumpy and puckered, or appear dimpled.
You shouldn’t feel alone if you find you have cellulite. It’s extremely common. And it doesn’t mean you’re in bad shape! Even if you get regular exercise and eat healthy foods, you can still develop cellulite. Even the most rigorous exercise routines might not effectively get rid of cellulite because cellulite is caused by a combination of three things:
- Thinning skin
- Fat cells pushing against the skin
- Thick, fibrous collagen bands that thicken beneath the skin
Hormones play a huge role in the development of cellulite and how it affects skin structure depends on genetics. Weight and muscle tone have been believed to affect cellulite, but sometimes even very fit people have it.
Cellulite is a cosmetic condition that often involves the stomach, butt, and thighs. It also looks like cottage cheese, oatmeal, or an orange peel. Cellulite may look embarrassing, but it isn’t painful.
The QWO Cellulite Injectable Treatment
Is a cellulite removal solution that is U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved to address cellulite, pitting or dimpling of the skin, on the buttocks. QWO cellulite injectable treatment is approved for use in improving the appearance of moderate to severe cellulite.
For individuals who have cellulite caused by fibrous collagen bands, QWO injectable treatments may be the ideal solution. The injectable cellulite treatment is formulated using enzymes called collagenases that target and degrade the fibrous, collagen molecules that cause dimpling.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Tehrani, he will examine the treatment area, answer any questions you may have, review your health history, and discuss your treatment options, including QWO cellulite removal as it applies. If Dr. Tehrani determines that QWO is the right option for you, you’ll be set up with a series of short treatment visits conducted over the course of several months.
The treatments themselves are short and relatively painless. Typically completed in just ten minutes, the injection procedure involves identifying target areas (such as dimples in the buttocks) and using a small-gauge needle to inject the QWO cellulite removal treatment. A treatment plan based on the number of dimpled sites is determined before the procedure. In most cases, only two sites are treated at each visit, and you’ll receive as many as 12 injections at each treatment site.
The revolutionary non-invasive treatment delivers visible results in 10 weeks. Most patients need 3 treatments that are completed 3 weeks apart. QWO is injected by Aristocrat’s board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Tehrani, directly into the cellulite dimples using a small needle.
QWO injections release the thickening collagen bands, redistribute fat cells, and stimulate the production of new, healthy collagen. This three-fold process takes place over about ten to twenty days after treatment, and it leaves skin looking smoother with less dimpling. Over time, the production of new collagen molecules creates a more even, attractive overall appearance.
What’s Recovery Like from the QWO Cellulite Removal Treatment?
Following treatment, most people will have moderate superficial bruising and require little to no downtime. You should be able to resume your regular routine right away. A few weeks following post-treatment, we will schedule a follow-up visit to assess your results and set up additional treatments as necessary.
There are many common side effects and a few rare side effects associated with QWO cellulite removal treatment, but the majority of patients experience only very mild symptoms that clear up within two to three weeks.
How Long Will My QWO Cellulite Removal Results Last?
The QWO cellulite removal treatment is still a very new technique, and research and clinical trials are still ongoing to determine the long-term efficacy of QWO cellulite removal injectable treatment. The current research suggests that the results of treatment with QWO injectables will last for several years. Clients are continuing to be monitored in order to determine how long the results will last.
Who is a Good Candidate for QWO Cellulite Removal Treatment?
Good candidates for QWO injectable treatment include adult women with moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks. Currently, this treatment is not indicated for men or other parts of the body. There are many types of patients who make good candidates for this treatment. Patients with different skin types and tones of different ages can all successfully schedule this treatment and achieve visible results, but prior consultation with one of Aristocrat’s providers is needed.
It’s Time To Give QWO a Go!
If you’re noticing cellulite on your body, don’t continue feeling discouraged about it. You have a solution that’s real and has been proven effective to remove annoying cellulite. Give Aristocrat Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics a call today to set up your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Tehrani.