Cellulite is the name given to the formation of dimples, bumps, and lumps that are seen on the skin – most often on the buttocks and thighs. It affects both men and women, but is most prevalent in females, with between 80-90% estimated to experience cellulite at some point during their lifetime. It’s caused by fat cells pushing up against the fibrous bands that connect the skin to muscle, creating a lumpy effect.
While harmless, many people who experience cellulite feel self-conscious about their appearance. Fortunately, there is Qwo™.
Qwo™ is the first and only FDA-approved injectable solution for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. Qwo™ contains two types of collagen-degrading enzymes. When these are introduced into the target area, they dissolve the fibrous bands that connect the skin to muscle and create the appearance of cellulite. As the bands break down, skin is released and able to smooth out rather than dimple.
As an injectable, the treatment itself is minimally invasive. You will be given some topical anesthetic on the target area if you would like some before a small needle is used to inject Qwo™ under the skin. However, many people feel that there is no need for an anesthetic at all. The entire treatment should take less than 10 minutes meaning it is easy to fit into even the busiest of schedules. Better still, there is no downtime, and you can get back to your usual daily routine immediately after treatment. Women are recommended to have a course of three treatments spaced 21 days apart.
There are several reasons why people are turning to Qwo™ to help tackle unwanted cellulite. Some of the benefits of treatment include:
Short treatment time of less than 15 minutes
Simple, non-invasive treatment
The option for anesthetic-free treatment
Virtually painless procedure
No downtime (soreness and bruising will be experienced)
Visible results in as little as 10 weeks
The only FDA-approved injectable treatment for cellulite
As with all injectables, there is a small degree of risk associated with the procedure. You shouldn’t receive Qwo™ if you are allergic to collagenase or any other ingredients within the solution. You should also not receive Qwo™ if you have an active infection at the site where treatment is to be administered. The two main side effects of Qwo™ include bruising at the site of the injections, and allergic reaction. We will talk to you about the risks and ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure before starting the treatment.
If you would like to find out more information about Qwo™, or to discover if you are a good candidate for treatment, contact our team today at Natural Results Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ. Call us at (480) 418-5300 to schedule a consultation.