Are you unhappy with the appearance of cellulite on your buttocks? If so, you are not alone. Cellulite is a very common skin condition that causes lumpy or dimpled skin. While cellulite is not harmful to your physical health, it can cause self-consciousness or low self-esteem in those who live with it. At Pinnacle Dermatology & Skin Rejuvenation, we are happy to offer QWO® to help women look and feel their best.
What is QWO®?
QWO® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable to reduce moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. It is created with enzymes called collagenases, which are thought to target the structural cause of cellulite under the skin. It releases fibrous bands, redistributes fat cells, and stimulates collagen production for the smooth, dimple-free skin you desire.
Who is a Candidate for QWO®?
Adult women who are bothered by the appearance of their cellulite can often benefit from QWO® treatments. However, individuals with a history of severe allergic reactions, are allergic to collagenase, have an active infection at the treatment site, or are pregnant or breastfeeding should not receive QWO®. In order to determine if this treatment is right for you a consultation appointment with one of our medical professionals is needed. During your consultation appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss your health history and your individual aesthetic goals so that our team can create a treatment plan catered to you. To schedule your consultation, give our office a call today!
The QWO® Treatment
During your treatment session, you will lie down on your stomach on our treatment table, and QWO® will be skillfully injected into targeted areas of cellulite on the buttocks using a small needle. There is no need for a numbing agent such as lidocaine. Injections can take as little at 10 minutes to complete.
Our team will work with you to determine how many treatment sessions are needed to achieve your optimal results. In general, injections are given 21 days apart for three visits.
After your QWO® treatment, you may experience bruising, itching, warmth, or swelling at the injection sites. These side effects are temporary and should resolve with time. Many patients describe a feeling of soreness in the treatment site, similarly to how one would feel after a good workout. There is no downtime needed, so you can return to your regular activities as soon as you feel comfortable. Visible results are often achieved within 10 weeks following a series of injections.