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Cellulite is a fact of life for many women – no matter the diet and exercise, it can still happen to the fittest of us. In fact, about nine out of ten women have visible cellulite on areas like the thighs, hips, and buttocks. Cellulite is actually a result of the way that the female body stores fat, where connective bands under the skin’s surface pull downward and cause dimpling. There are a lot of products on the market that promise to get rid of cellulite, but the reality is that cellulite is a much deeper concern than many would have you believe. Qwo™ is a new, FDA-approved injectable treatment that can reduce the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks for women looking for effective solutions.
Understanding the basics of Qwo
Qwo is a non-surgical way to reduce cellulite without incisions or downtime. Here’s a few things to know about it:
- Qwo is a new injectable treatment with permanent results
- It’s FDA-approved to reduce the appearance of cellulite in the butt
- It targets fibrous bands under the skin with enzymes called collagenases
- Treatment can take as little as ten minutes
- Most patients receive three treatments spaced 21 days apart
Why do patients choose to get Qwo injections?
Cellulite can be nearly impossible to get rid of for most women, but a few non-surgical treatment options exist. Traditionally, these work by cutting the tense fibers that cause dimpling in the skin. Although this method is effective, it can come with downtime. Qwo is the first cellulite treatment that severs fibrous tissue with enzymes rather than specialized tools or laser energy. This comes with a few benefits; mainly that it’s less invasive, more accurate, and has a higher safety profile.
How does Qwo treatment work?
It’s not understood exactly how Qwo works. However, it uses specialized enzymes called collagenases that we believe target structures under the skin. This means it’s shown to be effective at addressing three different factors – firstly, it releases the fibrous bands under the skin to reduce the appearance of dimpling. Secondly, it redistributes fat cells in the surrounding areas. Thirdly, it stimulates the growth of new collagen. Together, these three approaches can reduce the appearance of cellulite with permanent results.
Customizing your Qwo treatment
During your consultation with Dr. Wallach and our team, we’ll discuss your goals and determine whether Qwo is the best option for you. We’ll also evaluate your concerns and create a customized treatment approach. Qwo is best performed with a topical numbing agent, and your injector will mark out the areas requiring treatment. Then, the product is injected carefully and precisely to treat each area of visible cellulite. This can take as little as 30 minutes, after which you can return home.
Some tips to follow after your Qwo treatment
There’s no downtime required after Qwo treatment. However, you should still follow these steps:
- Anticipate visible bruising in the injection areas
- Manage any swelling or discomfort with ice packs
- Avoid any strenuous exercise for the first day after treatment
- Avoid extensive sitting or sleeping on your back for the first few days after treatment
What results can you expect from Qwo?
Qwo can achieve permanent results. However, most patients need a treatment package of three sessions spaced about 21 days apart for best results. You’ll begin to see noticeable improvement in dimpling about one month after treatment. With Qwo, the final result is smoother, more rounded buttocks for a fitter and more toned look.
Schedule a Consultation
Qwo is an industry-leading option for reducing cellulite and achieving your ideal look. To meet with Dr. Wallach and learn more, we invite you to contact our New York office by calling or filling out our online form.