It’s important to keep in mind that cellulite can appear on people’s skin regardless of their overall health, weight, or fitness level.
Cellulite is a stubborn and bothersome condition that can drain people’s self-confidence in their appearance, especially in revealing clothing or swimwear. Until recently, there were few solutions to treating the appearance of cellulite, some of which didn’t work for everyone. This is why QWO, approved by the FDA in 2020, is a breakthrough treatment for cellulite.
QWO is a prescription medication that reduces the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks over time. The active ingredient is collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes, which is injected into the skin of the buttocks during treatment. This makes it an effective non-surgical and non-laser treatment for cellulite—the first and only of its kind.
Typical treatment plans to reduce cellulite include three injections spaced 21 days apart, for a total treatment time of about 10 weeks.
Good Candidates for QWO
Good candidates for QWO are anyone who is frustrated by the appearance of moderate to severe cellulite on their buttocks. This treatment is indicated for anyone over the age of 18 who is not allergic to collagenase or any of the other ingredients in QWO. Because there are few risks of side effects, most people who are interested in QWO can undergo treatment with our providers.
How Does QWO Work?
Cellulite is caused by a variety of factors. First, as you age, skin throughout your body becomes thinner. Then, connective tissue under the skin thickens, forming bands in the signature dimpling pattern many people see on their butts. This, coupled with enlarged fat cells pushing against the skin, results in the appearance of cellulite.
QWO is injected into the fibrous bands which breaks them down and helps more evenly distribute fat and collagen throughout the skin, giving it a smoother appearance over time.
Results and Recovery
QWO injections take only a few minutes, but the results take a few weeks to appear. The process begins with a consultation with our providers, who will evaluate if you’re a good candidate to receive QWO. Your treatment plan, which usually consists of multiple appointments for injections over the course of several weeks, will be determined after an evaluation of your problem area.
Immediately after QWO injections, you can expect to feel tenderness and some bruising in the injection area for about 1-2 weeks. Bruising can last longer but gets better with each injection.
QWO For Cellulite in Jacksonville, FL
For adults in Jacksonville, cellulite can make a day trip to the beach a constant source of self-consciousness. If you’ve tried other treatments, or simply want to take advantage of QWO’s convenient treatment plan, start by contacting us to schedule a consultation. Call our office today or contact us online to get started.