Let’s Learn About QWO For Cellulite

What is Cellulite?

Illustration of skin cross section showing cellulite

Contrary to popular belief, cellulite isn’t fat. Instead, cellulite is a skin condition most commonly found in women that develops when fat cells increase and push against the skin. This causes an uneven surface or dimple appearance on the thighs, abdomen, and buttocks. Cellulite is most prominent in women because men’s septae beneath their skin are slightly different.

The good news is that cellulite is a harmless condition, so there is no need to see a doctor unless you want to improve your appearance, in which case, we’ve got you covered!

Cellulite myths

We’ve told you cellulite isn’t fat, but the myths don’t stop there. Here are the top five common myths about cellulite, and we are willing to bet you’ve heard at least one or two of them before.

  1. Cellulite only happens to people who are out of shape
  2. Going on a diet can help get rid of cellulite
  3. Liposuction is an effective way to remove cellulite
  4. Over-the-counter creams can make cellulite go away
  5. Doing cardio can remove cellulite

Why is it hard to treat?

Because cellulite is not fat, diet and exercise will not necessarily solve the problem. And just because you have cellulite, doesn’t mean you’re overweight. Cellulite can appear in women as early as 25, regardless of body type. It’s believed that cellulite is caused by a mix of genetics, hormones, diet, and physical health making it hard to pinpoint the initial cause and treat it accordingly.

What is QWO?

QWO is the first injectable for cellulite that was approved by the FDA in 2021 and is only available through a certified provider. The enzyme in QWO is believed to target collagen types one and three to release the septa, helping to release the dimple and give the skin a smoother appearance. Each treatment is comprised of twelve injections directly into the problem area.

How many treatments do I need?

You may wonder, “how many treatments do I need to see results?” The answer is less than you’d think. You only need three treatments, spaced six weeks apart, to get visible results that last for over a year, making it an ideal procedure for easy and long-lasting results. You could see results as early as after the first month and up to several months after the final injection. Your provider will be able to help determine the exact number of treatments you will need to achieve your goals.

What are the potential side effects?

When it comes to side effects, you may experience some minor bruising, redness, itchiness, and pain at the needle insertion site are the most common side effects. And since this is a minimally invasive procedure (especially compared to the alternatives), you can get your treatment and then go about your day without a moment of downtime.

The “Bottom” Line

Cellulite isn’t harmful to your health, but it may boost your confidence to work towards making it less visible. QWO is a safe, FDA-approved injectable that gives you peace of mind when it comes to reducing the appearance of cellulite, and since there is no downtime and minimal side effects, you’ve got nothing to lose.

You spent the summer looking at your cellulite. Now do something about it. Call our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our certified estheticians.